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Patricia Cowan

TitleDean - College of Nursing
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentCollege of Nursing, College of Provost
Address220 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 529
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-8493
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    American Academy of Nursing
    Arkansas Center for Nursing
    American Nurses Association
    Sigma Theta Tau International
    American Heart Association
    Southern Nursing Research Society

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    Dean and Professor, UAMS College of Nursing

    Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
    College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Director, PhD in Nursing Science Program
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Director, BSN Program
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    Secretary and Board Member
    Arkansas Center for Nursing


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    1. Williams LA, Graff JC, Wicks MN, Cowan PA, White-Means S, Tolley EA. Male Caregivers of Persons with End Stage Renal Disease: A Qualitative Study. Nephrol Nurs J. 2017 May-Jun; 44(3):234-242. PMID: 29165955.
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    2. Williams LA, Graff JC, Wicks MN, Cowan PA, White-Means S, Tolley EA. Male caregivers of persons with end stage renal disease: A literature review . Nephrol Nurs J. 2016; 6(43):495-499, 519.
    3. Williams LA, Wicks MN, Graff JC, Cowan PA, White-Means S, Caldwell LD, Tolley EA. Male Caregivers of Persons with End Stage Renal Disease: A Literature Review. Nephrol Nurs J. 2016 Nov-Dec; 43(6):495-519. PMID: 30550078.
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    4. Carter MA, Accardo D, Cooper T, Cowan P, Likes W, Lynch-Smith D, Melaro L. Recommendations From an Early Adopter of a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. J Nurs Educ. 2016 Oct 01; 55(10):563-7. PMID: 27668735.
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    5. Norris TL, Wicks MN, Cowan PA, Davison ES. A Summer Prematriculation Program: Bridging the Gap for Disadvantaged Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in a Nursing Career. J Nurs Educ. 2016 Aug 01; 55(8):471-5. PMID: 27459436.
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    6. Hitt JM, Velasquez-Mieyer P, Neira C, Cowan P. Factors Affecting Hemoglobin A1C in the Diagnosis of Diabetes and Prediabetes in Youth. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Sep-Oct; 31(5):511-8. PMID: 27132801.
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    7. Stanfill A, Hathaway D, Cashion A, Homayouni R, Cowan P, Thompson C, Madahian B, Conley Y. A Pilot Study of Demographic and Dopaminergic Genetic Contributions to Weight Change in Kidney Transplant Recipients. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0138885. PMID: 26406335; PMCID: PMC4583246.
    8. Cowan PA, Weeks Y, Wicks MN. Promoting Success of Ethnic Minority and Male Students in an Accelerated, Entry-Level Master of Nursing Program: The SUSTAIN Program. J Nurs Educ. 2015 Sep; 54(9):S112-5. PMID: 26334657.
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    9. Stanfill AG, Conley Y, Cashion A, Thompson C, Homayouni R, Cowan P, Hathaway D. Neurogenetic and Neuroimaging Evidence for a Conceptual Model of Dopaminergic Contributions to Obesity. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Jul; 17(4):413-21. PMID: 25576324; PMCID: PMC4474751.
    10. Cashion AK, Hathaway DK, Stanfill A, Thomas F, Ziebarth JD, Cui Y, Cowan PA, Eason J. Pre-transplant predictors of one yr weight gain after kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2014 Nov; 28(11):1271-8. PMID: 25159302.
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    11. Manley D, Cowan P, Graff C, Perlow M, Rice P, Richey P, Sanchez Z. Self-efficacy, physical activity, and aerobic fitness in middle school children: examination of a pedometer intervention program. J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 May-Jun; 29(3):228-37. PMID: 24263251.
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    12. Lee EA, Bissett JK, Carter MA, Cowan PA, Pyne JM, Speck PM, Theus SA, Tolley EA. Preliminary findings of the relationship of lower heart rate variability with military sexual trauma and presumed posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Apr; 26(2):249-56. PMID: 23568414.
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    13. Lee S, Cowan P, Yoo W, Wetzel G. Determining left ventricular hypertrophy in overweight-obese youth using electrocardiogram criteria. J Nurs Meas. 2013; 21(2):178-87. PMID: 24053051.
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    14. Cupples CK, Cashion AK, Cowan PA, Tutor RS, Wicks MN, Williams R, Eason JD. Characterizing dietary intake and physical activity affecting weight gain in kidney transplant recipients. Prog Transplant. 2012 Mar; 22(1):62-70. PMID: 22489445.
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    15. Henry-Okafor Q, Cowan PA, Wicks MN, Rice M, Husch DS, Khoo MS. Effect of obesity on cardiovascular disease risk factors in African American women. Biol Res Nurs. 2012 Apr; 14(2):171-9. PMID: 21586497.
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    16. Lee S, Cowan PA, Velasquez-Mieyer P. A pilot study of QT interval analysis in overweight and obese youth. Appl Nurs Res. 2012 Aug; 25(3):218-21. PMID: 21255976; PMCID: PMC3096698.
    17. Lee S, Cowan PA, Wetzel G, Velasquez-Mieyer PA. Racial differences in the cardiac autonomic function of overweight and obese youth. SOJNR: Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 11(1), available at: http://snrs.org/publications/SOJNR_articles2/Vol11Num01Art04.html. 2011; 1(11).
    18. Lee S, Cowan PA, Wetzel GT, Velasquez-Mieyer P. Prediabetes and blood pressure effects on heart rate variability, QT-interval duration, and left ventricular hypertrophy in overweight-obese adolescents. J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Oct; 26(5):416-27. PMID: 21930028.
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    19. Tylavsky FA, Cowan PA, Terrell S, Hutson M, Velasquez-Mieyer P. Calcium intake and body composition in African-American children and adolescents at risk for overweight and obesity. Nutrients. 2010 09; 2(9):950-64. PMID: 22254064.
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    20. Neira CP, Hartig M, Cowan PA, Velasquez-Mieyer PA. The prevalence of impaired glucose metabolism in Hispanics with two or more risk factors for metabolic syndrome in the primary care setting. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2009 Mar; 21(3):173-8. PMID: 19302694.
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    21. Henry-Okafor Q, Cowan PA, Zhan, DXM, Khoo MSC. Racial differences in cardiac risk profiles in women undergoing cardiac catheterization. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2009; 4(13):49-54.
    22. Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Neira CP, Tylavsky F. Assessing the risk of impaired glucose metabolism in overweight adolescents in a clinical setting. J Nutr Health Aging. 2008 Dec; 12(10):750S-757S. PMID: 19043652.
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    23. Russell CK, Burchum JR, Likes WM, Jacob S, Graff JC, Driscoll C, Britt T, Adymy C, Cowan P. WebQuests: creating engaging, student-centered, constructivist learning activities. Comput Inform Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr; 26(2):78-87; quiz 88-9. PMID: 18317258.
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    24. Velásquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Pérez-Faustinelli S, Nieto-Martínez R, Villegas-Barreto C, Tolley EA, Lustig RH, Alpert BS. Racial disparity in glucagon-like peptide 1 and inflammation markers among severely obese adolescents. Diabetes Care. 2008 Apr; 31(4):770-5. PMID: 18184905.
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    25. Sabek OM, Cowan P, Fraga DW, Gaber AO. The effect of isolation methods and the use of different enzymes on islet yield and in vivo function. Cell Transplant. 2008; 17(7):785-92. PMID: 19044205.
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    26. Sánchez ZV, Cashion AK, Cowan PA, Jacob SR, Wicks MN, Velasquez-Mieyer P. Perceived barriers and facilitators to physical activity in kidney transplant recipients. Prog Transplant. 2007 Dec; 17(4):324-31. PMID: 18240699.
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    27. Kreider RB, Earnest CP, Lundberg J, Rasmussen C, Greenwood M, Cowan P, Almada AL. Effects of ingesting protein with various forms of carbohydrate following resistance-exercise on substrate availability and markers of anabolism, catabolism, and immunity. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2007 Nov 12; 4:18. PMID: 17997840; PMCID: PMC2206056.
    28. Velasquez-Mieyer P, Neira CP, Nieto R, Cowan PA. Obesity and cardiometabolic syndrome in children. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2007 Oct; 1(1):61-81. PMID: 19124396.
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    29. Harden KA, Cowan PA, Velasquez-Mieyer P, Patton SB. Effects of lifestyle intervention and metformin on weight management and markers of metabolic syndrome in obese adolescents. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2007 Jul; 19(7):368-77. PMID: 17680902.
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    30. Cashion AK, Sánchez ZV, Cowan PA, Hathaway DK, Lo Costello A, Gaber AO. Changes in weight during the first year after kidney transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2007 Mar; 17(1):40-7. PMID: 17484244.
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    31. Burchum JLR., Russell CK, Likes W, Jacob S, Graff C, Driscoll C, Britt T, Adymy C, Cowan PA. Confronting challenges in online teaching: The WebQuest solution. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 2007; 1(3):40-57.
    32. Sabek OM, Cowan P, Fraga DW, Gaber AO. The effect of donor factors on human islet yield and their in vivo function. Prog Transplant. 2006 Dec; 16(4):350-4. PMID: 17183943.
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    33. Henderson S, Magu B, Rasmussen C, Lancaster S, Kerksick C, Smith P, Melton C, Cowan P, Greenwood M, Earnest C, Almada A, Milnor P, Magrans T, Bowden R, Ounpraseuth S, Thomas A, Kreider RB. Effects of coleus forskohlii supplementation on body composition and hematological profiles in mildly overweight women. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2005 Dec 09; 2:54-62. PMID: 18500958; PMCID: PMC2129145.
    34. Koh-Banerjee PK, Ferreira MP, Greenwood M, Bowden RG, Cowan PN, Almada AL, Kreider RB. Effects of calcium pyruvate supplementation during training on body composition, exercise capacity, and metabolic responses to exercise. Nutrition. 2005 Mar; 21(3):312-9. PMID: 15797672.
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    35. Velásquez-Mieyer PA, Perez-Faustillini S, Cowan PA. Identifying children at risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes Spectrum. 2005; (18):213-220.
    36. Hudson C, Stotts C, Pruitt J, Cowan PA . Parents’ diet-related attitudes and knowledge, family fast food dollars spent, and the fruit and vegetable intake of their preschool children. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research. 2005; 6(5):1-23.
    37. Earnest CP, Lancaster SL, Rasmussen CJ, Kerksick CM, Lucia A, Greenwood MC, Almada AL, Cowan PA, Kreider RB. Low vs. high glycemic index carbohydrate gel ingestion during simulated 64-km cycling time trial performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2004 Aug; 18(3):466-72. PMID: 15320674.
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    38. Cowan PA. Advancing evidence-based practice through meta-analysis. Nephrol Nurs J. 2004 May-Jun; 31(3):343-4, 347. PMID: 15303433.
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    39. Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Umpierrez GE, Lustig RH, Cashion AK, Cowan PA, Christensen M, Spencer KA, Burghen GA. Race affects insulin and GLP-1 secretion and response to a long-acting somatostatin analogue in obese adults. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Feb; 28(2):330-3. PMID: 14708034.
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    40. Christensen ML, Rashed SM, Sinclair J, Cowan PA, Velasquez-Mieyer P, Burghen GA. Type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: the new challenge. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Jan; 9(1):15-26. PMID: 23118687; PMCID: PMC3469145.
    41. Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Perez-Faustinelli S, Markee J, Burghen GA. Proceedings of the International Congress of Endocrinology. Predicting impaired glucose tolerance in severely obese adolescents. 2004; 1433-1437..
    42. Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Umpierrez GE, Lustig RH, Cashion AK, Burghen GA. Racial differences in glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) concentrations and insulin dynamics during oral glucose tolerance test in obese subjects. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Nov; 27(11):1359-64. PMID: 14574347; PMCID: PMC1513156.
    43. Egidi MF, Cowan PA, Naseer A, Gaber AO. Conversion to sirolimus in solid organ transplantation: a single-center experience. Transplant Proc. 2003 May; 35(3 Suppl):131S-137S. PMID: 12742485.
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    44. Velasquez-Mieyer PA, Cowan PA, Arheart KL, Buffington CK, Spencer KA, Connelly BE, Cowan GW, Lustig RH. Suppression of insulin secretion is associated with weight loss and altered macronutrient intake and preference in a subset of obese adults. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Feb; 27(2):219-26. PMID: 12587002.
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    45. Cowan PA, Wicks MN, Rutland T, Ammons J, Hathaway DK. Pancreas transplantation. In Smith, S. (ed). Organ Transplantation: Concepts, Issues, Practice, and Outcomes, Medscapes. Access via: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/436542. 2002.
    46. Shokouh-Amiri MH, Egidi MF, Lo A, Grewal HP, Vera SR, Stratta RJ, Kizilisik T, Nezakatgoo N, Trofe J, Alloway RR, Cowan PA, Gaber AO. The importance of early prevention of renal dysfunction in liver transplant recipients. Transplant Proc. 2001 Feb-Mar; 33(1-2):1399-400. PMID: 11267345.
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    47. Cowan PA, Heizer KE. Sirolimus: mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor to prevent kidney rejection. Nephrol Nurs J. 2000 Dec; 27(6):623-5. PMID: 16649344.
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    48. Hathaway DK, Wicks MN, Cashion AK, Cowan PA, Milstead EJ, Gaber AO. Posttransplant improvement in heart rate variability correlates with improved quality of life. West J Nurs Res. 2000 Oct; 22(6):749-68. PMID: 11094577.
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    49. Cashion AK, Cowan PA, Milstead EJ, Gaber AO, Hathaway DK. Heart rate variability, mortality, and exercise in patients with end-stage renal disease. Prog Transplant. 2000 Mar; 10(1):10-6. PMID: 10941321.
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    50. Shokouh-Amiri MH, Grewal HP, Vera SR, Stratta RJ, Riely CA, Fleckenstein JF, Cowan P, Gaber AO. Eighteen years of experience with adult and pediatric liver transplantation at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Clin Transpl. 2000; 255-61. PMID: 11512319.
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    51. Hathaway DK, Wicks MN, Cashion AK, Cowan PA, Milstead EJ, Gaber AO. Heart rate variability and quality of life following kidney and pancreas-kidney transplantation. Transplant Proc. 1999 Feb-Mar; 31(1-2):643-4. PMID: 10083276.
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    52. Cowan PA, Hathaway DK., Krieder R. . The effect of moderate exercise on heart rate variability and exercise capacity: A nonlinear analysis. Complexity and Chaos in Nursing. 1999; Summer(4):13-21.
    53. Hathaway DK, Cashion AK, Milstead EJ, Winsett RP, Cowan PA, Wicks MN, Gaber AO. Autonomic dysregulation in patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Aug; 32(2):221-9. PMID: 9708605.
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