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NPHF/Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship in Gastroenterology
Kristin Madden, MSN, PNP-BC
Kristin Madden is enrolled in the doctoral program at the Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing. She is a nurse practitioner in the gastroenterology/hepatology department at Children's Hospital and Medical Center, and is identified as a clinical resource within the program. Kristin is a sought-after presenter for national conferences. She has volunteered to organize community outreach events advocating and bringing awareness to gastroenterology and hepatology disorders, and has also created eductional cases for the National Board of Advanced Practice Nurses for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation.
Kristin's plans include a proposal to implement rapid infusions for children and adolescents with Inflamatory Bowel Disease (IBD) receiving infliximab infusions in the oupatient infusion center within the hospital. This service will improve work flow efficiency without compromising patient safety.
Kristin's achievements and goals make her well-deserving of the NPHF/Proctor & Gamble Gastroenterology Scholarship Award. We wish her well with her future plans and career.
Aaron Skiles, MSN, FNP
Aaron Skiles is enrolled in the Clinical Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of New Mexico, where he is an outstanding student, maintaining a 3.9 GPA. Aaron’s work has been primarily focused on developing an integrated primary care program and consultative service for patients with Chronic Hepatitis C in an underserved county in New Mexico. With the goals of shortening the time between diagnosis and treatment and reducing barriers to participating in clinic visits, Aaron has conducted community outreach and educational programs which have expanded his ability to provide treatment to this vulnerable population. He provides outstanding care and coordinated services to the LGBTQ community, having obtained specialized education to serve this marginalized population. Aaron collects, reviews and interprets data on best practice treatment of Hepatitis C and HIV and is an instrumental resource for developing guidelines for New Mexico.
Aaron’s future plans involve developing an effective model of care that other PCPs can replicate to help with the HCV epidemic. As part of this plan, Aaron will utilize his leadership skills by mentoring NP and PA students to become involved in the care of this underserved, stigmatized population.
Exemplifying extraordinary leadership as well as a commitment to serve his community, Aaron is well- deserving of the NPHF/Procter & Gamble Gastroenterology Scholarship Award.
Bethany Boveri, BSN, RN
Bethany Boveri is a student in the Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She currently works as an RN on the pediatric GI transplant unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where she cares for GI transplant patients pre and post operatively. She is amazed at the positive attitudes of these children and their families as they face challenges and adversity in recovering from their complex illnesses. Upon finishing her Masters/FNP program, Bethany aspires to work in an outpatient specialty group, providing much-needed continuity between inpatient and outpatient care for children with serious GI disorders. She believes a care plan focused on bridging care between inpatient and outpatient settings will benefit these special patients and their families, leading to better outcomes and happier, healthy kids.