University of Southern Indiana

Publications, Presentations and Awards


  1. Valadares, K., Smith, W., Leahy, S., Ehlman, K., Arnold, R., Artz, J. (July, 2022). Adapting Primary Care Workflows to Promote
           Advance Care Planning. Annals of Family Medicine, 

  2. Ward, Z., Weagley, J.D., Reynolds, E., Nimkar, S., Diekemper, K., & Valadares, K. (in press). Enhancing Access & Quality of a
           Graduate Health Administration Program. Manuscript submitted for publication. The Journal of Health Administration


  1. Butler, R., Phifer, L., Leahy, S., Fowler, H., & Ehlman, K (September, 2022). Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments: A Win-Win for 
           Interprofessional Education and Medically Underserved Older Adults [Conference presentation]. September 13 & 14, 2022,
           Virtual Meeting of Nexus Summit 2022.
  2. Diekemper, K. & Valadares, K. (June, 2022). Embedding an Advance Care Planning Facilitator Certification into Health
          Administration Curricula [Conference presentation]. June 7-9, 2022, Association of University Programs in Health
          Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting.

  3. Fournier, L. (April, 2022). Reminiscence Intervention: Stress Risk Reduction for People Living with Dementia in a Smart Home
          [Conference presentation]. April 5-9, 2022, Southern Gerontological Society's 43rd Annual Meeting and Conference.

  4. Fournier, L., Wright, L., Izzi, K., & Ehlman, K. (April, 2022). Dementia-Friendly Communities: Addressing ADRD Community
          Knowledge Gaps and Healthy Equity in Rural Locations [Conference presentation abstract]. April 5 & 6, 2022, Virtual Meeting
          of Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

  5. Arthur, P., & Fournier, L. (February, 2022). Utilizing Technology to Improve the Lives of Adults with Dementia and their Care
          Partners at Home. Platform presentation at the Sixth Annual Sandra Edwards Colloquium, University of Florida.

  6. Arthur, P., & Fournier, L. (November, 2021). Research Done Differently: Engaging Dementia Stakeholders in the Southern Indiana
          Dementia Workgroup. Platform presentation at the Indiana Occupational Therapy Association’s Fall Conference.

  7. Valadares, K., Leahy, S., Hollander, T., & Ehlman, K. (November, 2021). What Matters Most: ACP Evolving in Practice. Symposium
         presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

  8. Arthur, P. & Hape, K. (October, 2021). Advanced Connections: Increasing Access to Authentic Telehealth Experiences in OT     
          Classrooms. Technical session completed at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Education Summit, October
          23, 2021, St Louis, MO.

  9. Diekemper, K., & Valadares, K. (2021, June). Developing an AIT Initiative to Promote Leadership Development and Post-Acute
          Care Collaboration. Oral presentation at the 2021 Virtual Association of University Programs in Health Administration
          (AUPHA) Annual Meeting.

  10. Diekemper, K., & Valadares, K. (2021, June). Elevating Older Adults and Caregivers: Initiating a Post-Acute Care (PAC)
          Concentration and Certificate Program. Poster presented at the 2021 Virtual Association of University Programs in Health
          Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting.

  11. Fournier, L., Ehlman, K., Hancock, B., & Huelsmann, R. (2021, April). Dementia Citizenship: Shaping Dementia-Friendly
         Communities. Presentation at the Southern Gerontological Society 2021 Annual Conference and Meeting (Virtual).

  12. Valadares, K., Reynolds, E., Nimkar, S., Ward, Z., Diekemper, K., & Weagley, J.D. (2021, February). A Graduate Degree Program
         Remodel for Academic Success, Differentiation and Access. Presentation via Zoom at the University of Southern Indiana's
         Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium.

  13. Leahy, S., Ehlman, K., Maish, L., Conrad, B., Wells, R., & Holscher, L. (2020, November). Innovative Partnerships Between Primary
        Care, AAAs, and Academia Connect 4Ms and Social Determinants of Health. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of
        America 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.


  1. Valadares, K. & Arnold, R. (July, 2022). GWEP-CC Case Study: The Journey To Age-Friendly Primary Care. American Geriatrics

  2. Valadares, K., & Arnold, R. (September, 2021). What Matters Most to You: A Multimodal Advance Care Planning Initiative
        Embedded Within a Primary Care Clinic. Case Study Stipend from the American Geriatrics Society GWEP Coordinating Center
        (GWEP-CC) – $1,000.

  3. Fournier, L. (September, 2021). Joy for People Living with Dementia Using a Virtual Assistant. U.S. National Academy of Medicine
        Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge Catalyst Award – $50,000.

  4. Conrad, B. (October, 2020). Level One Recognition as an Age-Friendly Health System. The John A. Hartford Foundation and the
        Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).


  1. Ehlman, K. & Izzi, K. (August 2022). Dementia Friendly Communities: Working Together for Older Adults [Conference
           presentation]. August 11 & 12, 2022, Mid-America Institute on Aging and Wellness Conference.

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