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Emilie Dykstra Goris

PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
dykstragoris@hope.edu

Room 1143 of Science Center
616-395-7422 (office)
616-395-7163 (fax)

Education:

  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • BSN, Hope College

Specialty and Research Interests:

  • Critical Care Nursing/Acute care of the adult
  • Gerontology
  • Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease
  • Genetics
  • Nursing Research
  • Apathy and Engagement

Professional Experience:

  • Research Assistant-Community based Cooperative for Studies across Generations:Phase III-Genes, Environment-Behavior in Alzheimer Disease PI: Debra Schutte PhD, RN-Michigan State University College of Nursing-2010-present
  • Staff Nurse:Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Spectrum Health Hospitals, Grand Rapids, Michigan-2008-present
  • Research Assistant:Development and Testing of a New State-Trait Hopelessness Scale, PI:Susan Dunn PhD, RN-Hope College Nursing Department -2007-2008

Grants:

  • John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Predoctoral Scholarship Award, 2011-2013, $100,000

Professional Presentations:

  • 2013, November. Goris, E. D., & Schutte, D. L. Apathy Among Persons with Alzheimer Disease as Measured by the Neuropsychatric Inventory and Apathy Inventory. Paper presentation. Gerontological Society of America 66th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • 2013, October. Goris, E. D., Tintle, N. L., & Schutte, D. L. OXTR As a Candidate Gene for Apathy Among Persons with Alzheimer Disease. Paper presentation. International Society of Nurses in Genetics Silver Anniversary Conference. Bethesda, MA.
  • 2013, April. Goris, E. D., Kelly, A. M., & Schutte, D. L. Systematic Review of Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Reducing Apathy in Persons with Dementia. Poster presentation. Sigma Theta Tau Kappa Epsilon at-Large Chapter Spring Nursing Gala, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • 2013, March. Schutte, D., Rivard, J., Goris, E. D., Schmidt, S., Punch, J., & Schutte, B. Examining Hearing as a Potential Predictor of Agitation in Persons with Dementia: Feasibility of a Comprehensive Hearing Assessment in Persons with Cognitive Impairment. Poster Presentation. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Nursing Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • 2012, November. Goris, E. D., Kelly, A. M., & Schutte, D. L. Systematic Review of Non-pharmacologic Interventions for Reducing Apathy in Persons with Dementia. Poster presentation. Hartford Leadership Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • 2012, September. Schutte D., Rivard, J., Dykstra Goris, E., Lu, Q., Fisher R., Punch, J., & Schutte B. CoSAGE: The Community-based Cooperative for Studies Across Generations Project. Paper presentation. 13th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference. Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • 2012, April. Dykstra Goris, E., Schutte, D., Rivard, J., Fisher, R., Schutte, B. A Health Needs Assessment of Older Adults to Guide a Community-based Translational Genomics Project. Paper presentation. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Nursing Conference. Dearborn, MI.
  • 2012, April. Rivard, J., Dykstra Goris E., Fisher, R., Schutte, B., & Schutte, D. Engagement and Recruitment Strategies in a Community-based Translational Genomics Project. Poster presentation. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Nursing Conference. Dearborn, MI.

Professional Memberships:

  • International Society of Nurses in Genetics
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, Zeta of Michigan
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Epsilon at-Large Chapter

Publications:

  • Schutte, D. L., Davies, M. A., Goris, E. D. (2013). The Implications of Genomics on the Nursing Care of Adults with Neuropsychiatric Conditions. The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(1), 79-88.
  • Goris, E. D., Schutte, D. L., Rivard, J., & Schutte, B. Community Leader Perceptions of Health Needs of Older Adults (submitted), under review.

Awards & Honors:

  • 2013, Dissertation Completion Fellowship,
    Michigan State University Graduate School
  • 2013, Graduate Office Fellowship, Michigan State University
  • 2012, John F. Dunkel Memorial Endowed Scholarship,
    Michigan State University College of Nursing
  • 2010-2012, George and Margaret Lorimer Parsons Nursing Endowed Scholarship, Michigan State University College of Nursing
  • 2010-2013 Summer Support Fellowship, Michigan State University Graduate School