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Greetings from Delta Lambda!

Sigma Theta Tau International

St. Louis Regional Consortium

Hosted by the Omicron Iota Chapter of the

Maryville University Catherine McAuley School of Nursing

in collaboration with the SIUE School of Nursing

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sheraton Westport Plaza Chalet

Zurich Ballroom Lower Level 

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                                                                       Regional Consortium Reservation.pdf


Norma Metheny Inducted into International Researcher Hall of Fame 

Norma Metheny, PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and accepted the award in Hong Kong in July, 2014.  She was one of 25 nurses world-wide who received this recognition in 2014.  The purpose of the Sigma Theta Tau Nurse International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is to recognize nurse researchers who are STTI members and who have achieved significant and sustained national and/or international recognition for their work and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.  Dr Metheny is a professor at Saint Louis University School of Nursing, USA, where she serves as associate dean of research. She also holds the Dorothy A. Votsmier Endowed Chair in Nursing. In the past 20 years, Dr. Metheny has conducted six major National Institutes of Health-funded studies of methods to prevent complications in critically ill tube-fed patients. Findings from her studies serve as the basis for widely circulated practice guidelines to determine feeding tube placement and to prevent aspiration associated with tube feedings. Among her numerous awards are the GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award and the Distinguished Research Lecturer award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Distinguished Research Contribution from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.  Dr. Metheny serves as a mentor for junior faculty and doctoral students, and communicates with nurses around the world who work to improve care of tube-fed patients. She is a member of Delta Lambda Chapter.

The link to Dr. Metheny's presentation in Hong Kong can be accessed at the link below.

Metheny, N. (2014, July). Preventing complications associated with tube feedings.Presented at the International Nursing Research Congress of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Retrieved from


Member Presentations

Delta Lambda members have been busy presenting around the world! If you have a poster or presentation you have recently given, Delta Lambda would love to share it with our members. Email your information to and we will post it to the website.

Lee Smith, Dorcas McLaughlin and Patricia Freed  

The presentation below was a conference break-out session at Parents as Teachers National Conference, St. Louis, MO, October 2014. The presentation given was titled, Action methods to facilitate attunement between mother and child. 

Parents as Teachers_2014_ PPT.pdf

Joanne C. Langan

The presentation below was presented at the 5th International Conference on Disaster Nursing in Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Langan was a keynote speaker for the conference.

Langan_S_Korea 9_4_14.pdf   

Julie Bertram

The presentation below was a podium presentation at the International Society of Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) conference in 2014.

Proposal for research presentation at ISPN 2014.pdf

Julie Bertram, Jean Krampe, Samoraphop Banharak, Kelly Hawthome, Deborah Artman, Mary Krieger, Joanne Schneider

The presentation below was a poster presentation at the International Society of Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) conference in 2015. The poster received the 1st Place Best Scholarship Award for Posters.

A poster of Dance affected Mental Health .pdf

Sheila Leander

The attached abstract is from a presentation given at All Together Better Health VII, June 6 through 8, 2014, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Student Perceptions of Interprofessional Learning in an Interprofessional Capstone Course_Sheila Leander.pdf

Delta Lambda Newsletter

The chapter recently sent out a newsletter to all members. A copy of the newsletter can be accessed by clicking on the link below. 
STTI-Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2.pdf


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