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Anita Mitchell

CredentialsRegistered Nurse, Arkansas and Louisiana
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Arkansas
Family Nurse Practitioner
TitleClinical Associate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentNursing Practice, College of Nursing
Address5260 ED III College of Public Health
4301 W Markham St.
Mail Slot # 529
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-7021
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    Other Roles
    Associate Professor-tenure track, UAMS College of Nursing

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    American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
    Southern Nursing Research Society
    Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

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    2016-Director, PhD program for College of Nursing

    2015-Interim Director, PhD program for College of Nursing

    2013-2015-Chair, Nursing Science Department, UAMS College of Nursing

    2013-2015-College of Nursing co-chair for Standard IV, CCNE accreditation

    2013-2015-Leadership Council

    2013-Committees for Planning and Hosting SNRS Convention in Little Rock, Nursing Science Department

    2012-Present-PhD Council

    2012-2013-Promotion and Tenure committee, Appointment, College of Nursing

    2012-2013-Committee Chair, Admissions and Progression Committee

    2011-Present-Graduate Council

    2012-2013-Clinical Research Committee

    2012-2013-University Safety Committee

    2011-2015-Admissions and Progression Committee, College of Nursing

    2010-2012-New Faculty Orientation Committee, College of Nursing

    2010-2012-University Research Committee

    2010-2012-Conflict of Interest Committee

    2009-2011-Research Committee, College of Nursing

    2009-2011-Nursing Research Committee, Arkansas Children’s Hospital

    2009-2011-Subcommittee on Evidence Based Practice, Arkansas Children’s

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    2016Graduate Faculty of the Year Award, UAMS Graduate School
    2015PhD Faculty Award (nominated by students), UAMS Graduate School
    2015UAMS Phenomenal Woman Award, UAMS
    2013UAMS College of Nursing Esteemed Alumni Award, UAMS College of Nursing
    2010Mr. and Mrs. Willard Walker Research Award
    2010Excellence in Research Award, UAMS College of Nursing
    2004Nursing Research Oral Presentation Award, LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
    2003Dean’s Research Award for Doctoral Student, University of Mississippi
    2002Gilfoy Academic Scholarship for Doctoral Student in Nursing
    2002Endowed Professorship in Nursing, University of Louisiana at Monroe
    1998 - 2001Professorship in Nursing, Glenwood Regional Medical Center
    1991Teacher of the Year, Northeast Louisiana University (ULM) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    1991Distinguished Teacher Award, Northeast Louisiana University (ULM) Alumni Association

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         Jul 1, 2012
    National Center for Research Resources, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Does positioning of preterm infants make a difference in cardiorespiratory parameters?
    Role: Co-Investigator

         Oct 1, 2010 - Nov 30, 2011
    MRE Research Award
    Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic modeling of Cyclomydril in Preterm Infants.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         Sep 1, 2010
    May Day Fund Grant
    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) in Neonatal Swine: A Safety Study to Assess Skin Integrity and Cardiorespiratory Parameters.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         Aug 1, 2010 - Dec 31, 2012
    May Day Fund Grant
    Is the use of Noninvasive Electrical Stimulation of Acupuncture Points (NESAP) during a routine heel stick safe in infants?
    Role: Co-Investigator

         Aug 1, 2010 - Dec 31, 2012
    NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (Cobre) grant
    Effects of massage therapy to induce sleep in preterm infants.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         Jun 1, 2009 - Sep 30, 2016
    National Center for Research Resources, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Does Noninvasive Electrical Stimulation of Acupuncture Points (NESAP) Reduce Heel Stick Pain in Infants?
    Role: Co-Investigator

         Jun 1, 2009 - Oct 31, 2012
    NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (Cobre) Grant
    Preventing the Long Term Consequences of Neonatal Pain
    Role: Co-Investigator

         Nov 1, 2008 - Dec 31, 2009
    Tailored Behavioral Interventions Center (TBIRC)
    Physiologic effects of eye examinations for retinopathy of prematurity
    Role: Co-Investigator

    P20GM103425     (GARCIA-RILL, EDGAR E.)Sep 16, 2004 - Apr 30, 2015
    NIH
    Center for Translational Neuroscience
    Role: Co-Investigator

    P20RR020146     (GARCIA-RILL, EDGAR E.)Sep 16, 2004 - Apr 30, 2014
    NIH
    Center for Translational Neuroscience
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Mitchell AJ, Hall RW, Golianu B, Yates C, Williams DK, Chang J, Anand KJ. Does noninvasive electrical stimulation of acupuncture points reduce heelstick pain in neonates? Acta Paediatr. 2016 Dec; 105(12):1434-1439. PMID: 27607517.
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    2. Mitchell, A., Hendrickson, H., Yates, C., & Hall, R. W. Presented at Southern Nursing Research Society. Systemic absorption of Cyclomydril eye drops during eye exams for Retinopathy of Prematurity . 2016.
    3. Mitchell, A., Hall, R. W., Golianu, B., Yates, C., Williams, D. K., Chang, J., & Anand, K. Does noninvasive electrical stimulation of acupuncture points (NESAP) reduce heelstick pain in neonates?. Acta Paediatrica. 2016.
    4. Hester, A. L., Tsai, P., Rettiganti, M., & Mitchell, A. Predicting Injurious Falls in the Hospital Setting: Implications for Practice. AJN American Journal of Nursing. 2016; 116(9):24-31.
    5. Mitchell, A., Hall, R. W., Erickson, S. W., Yates, C., & Hendrickson, H. Systemic absorption of cyclopentolate and adverse events after Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening. Current Eye Research. 2016.
    6. Mitchell, A. J., Hall, H. W., Williams, D. K., Yates, C. C., Golianu, B., & Anand, K. J. S. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Society (International). Neonatal Electrical Stimulation of Acupuncture Points: Can alternative therapy relieve heelstick pain in neonates?. 2015.
    7. Mitchell, A., Hendrickson, H., Erickson, S., Yates, C., & Hall, R. W. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Society of Pediatric Research . Elevated cyclopentolate levels and adverse events after screening exams for retinopathy of prematurity . 2015.
    8. Rhoads, S.J., Green, A.L., Gauss, C.H., Mitchell, A., Pate, B. Differences between mothers and fathers when viewing their hospitalized neonate via web-camera. Advances in Neonatal Care. 2015; 15:440-46.
    9. Rhoads, S. J., Green, A.L., Mitchell, A. & Lynch, C. Neuroprotective Core Measure 2: Partnering with Families – Exploratory Study on Web-Camera Viewing of Hospitalized Infants and the Effect on Parental Stress, Anxiety, and Bonding. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. 2015; 15:104-110.
    10. Yates CC, Mitchell AJ, Booth MY, Williams DK, Lowe LM, Whit Hall R. The effects of massage therapy to induce sleep in infants born preterm. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014; 26(4):405-10. PMID: 25251794.
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    11. Mitchell, A. Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care in K. Rudd & D. Kocisko (Eds.). Dermatologic diseases. 2014.
    12. Mitchell, A. Pediatric Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care in K. Rudd & D. Kocisko (Eds.). Communicable diseases. 2014.
    13. Yates CC, Mitchell AJ, Lowe LM, Lee A, Hall RW. Safety of Noninvasive Electrical Stimulation of Acupuncture Points During a Routine Neonatal Heel Stick. Med Acupunct. 2013 08; 25(4):285-290. PMID: 24761178.
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    14. Mitchell, A., Yates, C., Williams, D. K. & Hall, R. W. Effects of daily kangaroo care on cardiorespiratory parameters in preterm infants. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2013; 6(3):243-49.
    15. Mitchell, A., Yates, C., Williams, D. K., Chang, J. Y., & Hall, R. W . Does daily kangaroo care provide sustained pain and stress relief in preterm infants?. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2013; 6(2):45-52.
    16. Yates, C., Mitchell, A.J., Lowe, L. M., Lee, A. & Hall, R. W. Safety of noninvasive electrical stimulation at acupuncture points (NESAP) during a routine neonatal heel stick. Medical Acupuncture. 2013; 25(4):285-290.
    17. Mitchell, A., Chang, J., Yates, C., & Hall, R. W. Challenges, guidelines and systematic review of salivary cortisol research in preterm infants. E-Journal of Neonatology Research. 2012; 2(1):44-51.
    18. Enderlin, C. A., Kuhlmann, M. E., Harris, M., Hadley, M., Sullivan, A., Rose, K., & Mitchell, A. Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental HealthNursing: Integrating Psychotherapy, Pharmacotherapy and Complementary/Alternative Approaches in In K. R. Tusaie, & J. Fitzpatrick (Eds.) . Sleep disturbance. 2012.
    19. Mitchell AJ, Green A, Jeffs DA, Roberson PK. Physiologic effects of retinopathy of prematurity screening examinations. Adv Neonatal Care. 2011 Aug; 11(4):291-7. PMID: 22123352.
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    20. Mitchell, A., & Hall, R. W. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Pediatric Academic Society. Adverse effects of screening exams for retinopathy of prematurity: A pilot study. 2010.
    21. Mitchell, A., Green, A., & Jeffs, D. Poster session presented at the meeting of Southern Nursing Research Society. Eye examinations for retinopathy of prematurity: Do infants suffer adverse effects?. 2010.
    22. Mitchell, A., Green, A., & Jeffs, D. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). Eye examinations for retinopathy of prematurity: Is this a benign procedure?. 2010; 39(S1):S94.
    23. Mitchell, A., Stevens, B., Mungan, N., Johnson, W., Lobert, S., & Boss, B. Analgesic effects of oral sucrose and Pacifier during eye examinations for retinopathy of prematurity. Pain Management Nursing. 2004; 5(4):160-68.
    24. Mitchell, A., & Waltman, P. Oral sucrose and pain relief for preterm infants. Pain Management Nursing. 2003; 4(2):62-69.
    25. Mitchell, A., & Boss, B. Adverse effects of pain on the nervous systems of newborns and young children: A review of the literature. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 2002; 34(5):228-236.
    26. Mitchell, A., Brooks, S., & Roane, D. The premature infant and painful procedures. Pain Management Nursing. 2000; 1(2):58-65.
    27. Brooks, S., Mitchell, A., & Steffenson, N. Mothers, Infants, and DHA. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 1998; 25:71-75.
    28. Mitchell, A., Steffenson, N., Hogan, H., & Brooks, S. Group B Streptococcus and pregnancy: Update and recommendations. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 1997; 22(5):242-48.
    29. Mitchell, A., Steffenson, N., Hogan, H., & Brooks, S. Neonatal Group B Streptococcal disease. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 1997; 22(5):249-253.
    30. Mitchell, A., Steffenson, N., & Davenport, K. Hypopituitarism due to traumatic brain injury: A case study. Critical Care Nurse. 1997; 17(4):34-51.
    31. Mitchell, A., Steffenson, N., Hogan, H., Gibson, F., & Steffenson, M. Tics, Tourette’s and Attention Deficit Disorder: Connections and treatment. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 1997; 21(6):349-400.
    32. Mitchell, A., Steffenson, N., Hogan, H., & Coleman, R. Organophosphate pesticide poisoning in children. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 1995; 20(5):261-68.
    33. Mitchell, A., Steffenson, N., & Hogan, H. Organic Acidemia: A case study. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 1994; 19(6):325-330.
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