The 4th Annual Piedmont Symposium is an event to showcase undergraduate research and creative inquiry projects that Piedmont students have completed. This year, Symposium will feature a live delivery format for both Athens & Demorest campuses, on April 6 as well as a virtual exhibit which can be viewed up to a month after the event concludes. Students will attend Symposium in place of classes: normal class attendance will be taken on the day of the event. Questions can be submitted to
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Athens 207 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Veronica Griffin The Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Oncology for Improvement of Symptoms and Quality of Life Kaye Dawson Brittany Vang Impact of Correcting Inhaler Techniques in Pediatric Patients with Asthma Kaye Dawson Caleigh Godwin Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Kaye Dawson Ellie Brightwell Severity and Mortality Comparison of COVID-19 in Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Adults Kaye Dawson
Athens 310 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Avery Spartlin The Impact of Breastfeeding on Childhood Obesity Risk Jaime Johnson-Huff Sarah Sudduth The Use of Toy-Mediated Distraction as an Effective Pain Management Tool in Toddler Vaccination Jaime Johnson-Huff Sydni Greer Are Outcomes Improved in Pregnant Women Who Received the COVID-19 Vaccination? Jaime Johnson-Huff Anslee Webb Beyond the Physical: Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 on School-Aged Children Jaime Johnson-Huff
Athens 313 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Haley Ayers In hospital nurses, does antibacterial foam decrease bacteria count on hands as much as hand washing with soap and water? Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier Benjamin Colclough Efficacy of Stellate Nerve Block in Treating Ventricular Tachycardia Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier Jessica Poling In Mothers of Preterm Neonates, Would an Increased Focus on Psychosocial Need Reduce the Impact of Toxic Stress? Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier Reed Skelton Are nicotine-vapes a prospective candidate for nicotine replacement in smoking cessation therapy Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier
Athens 207 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Searcy Norris Care Team Huddles in Pediatric Patients Anthonia Anukam Ashley Cole Control Over Schedule and Job Satisfactory Kaye Dawson McKinsey Walker Oral & Non-oral Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Thrombus Formation in Women Less than 50 Anthonia Anukam Tsion Guta Bullying in Nursing Anthonia Anukam
Athens 310 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Abigale Montgomery PICO Analysis: Disability Awareness Training for Healthcare Professionals Jaime Johnson-Huff Hanna Peters Proper Mouth Care on Intubated Patients Can Help Lead to a Decrease in Infection Jaime Johnson-Huff Emily McCartt Peanut Allergy: Is the Problem the Solution? Jaime Johnson-Huff Lara Masters Patient Violence Towards Nurses Jaime Johnson-Huff
Athens 313 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Whitney McCormack Early Mobilization of Critical Care Patients Marcella Davis Maceyka Mastin Is Music Therapy the New Stress Reliever? Marcella Davis Taylor Coile Effects of Pet Therapy on Nursing Home and Assisted Living Residents Marcella Davis Bethany Dutton Does Eat, Sleep, Console Approach improve outcomes in NAS babies vs. Finnegan? Marcella Davis
Athens 310 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Lauren Lowe and Harlee Yarbrough Hand Sanitizer vs. Antibacterial Soap: Which is better? Julia Schmitz Ali Powell Toxic Shock Syndrome Julia Schmitz Katy Ogle Salmonella Julia Schmitz Whitley Ward H. Pylori Julia Schmitz
Athens 313 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Emily Oldham The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Oncology Patients and their Families Jaime Johnson-Huff Anna Morton How the Use of Music Therapy Shortens an Intubated Patient’s Length of Intubation Jaime Johnson-Huff Kaleigh Robertson Mental Health Crises in Nursing Students: The Student Becomes the Patient Anthonia Anukam
Athens 207 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Morgan Williams Title: P.B.I.S. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Susan Winstead Claire Dempsey Building Community in the Classroom Leslie Jones Lauren Conley How Teachers Can Support Students in the Foster Care System Kelly Land Allie Dunn Movement in the Classroom Leslie Jones Melissa Darden Medical Tourism Julia Schmitz
Athens 310 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Ashley Arnold-Baughns Maggot Debridement Therapy in Diabetic Patients with Decubitus Ulcers Marcella Davis Jessie Gillespie Student Nurses and The Education Preparedness of Patient Death Marcella Davis Chelsea Pitock Benefits of Mammograms Marcella Davis Katleen De La Cruz Does Simulation Education Improve the Transcultural Self-efficacy and Cultural Competence of Nursing Students? Marcella Davis
Athens 313 Student Names Presentation Title Sponsor Travis McCart Improving On A Negative: How Social Skills Training Can Help Schizophrenics Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier Casey Ellis Covid-19’s Impact On Nurses’ Mental Health Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier Madi Jeter How are Patient Outcomes Affected When Massage Therapy is Utilized Compared to Standard/Traditional Treatment in Cancer Patients? Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier Anna Owenby The Relationship between Patient Care and Nurse to Patient Ratio Elizabeth Baugus-Wellmeier