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2018 NRTRC Speakers

Thanks to all who submitted abstracts for our conference! We're working on getting things all set up so we can post the list of our fabulous speakers for 2018. Don't forget that registration is now open, so hop on over there and get your passes purchased early.
Thank you for your active participation with NRTRC.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 

This Year's Schedule

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Keynote Speaker: Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Welcome to Utah - Improving Community Health Through Telehealth

Medical Director, HealthInsight Utah
HealthInsight
Sarah Woolsey, MD, is board-certified in Family Medicine and a current Medical Director with HealthInsight, Utah’s Quality Improvement Network, and Regional Health Improvement Collaborative. She is passionate about patient engagement in care and preventing  chronic disease. She is actively engaged in the advancement of community quality and cost metric to improve care through the Transparency Advisory Group. She has worked in primary care for 20 years with underserved populations in Salt Lake City as a full-spectrum family doctor. She believes telehealth can democratize the delivery of health care for Utah patients.
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Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
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101 & 102 Workshop

Telehealth 101: Getting Started

Cindy Roleff, MS, BSN, RN-BC
Telehealth Program Development Manager, ANTHC
Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network (AFHCAN)
Cindy is the Telehealth Program Development Manager for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).  ANTHC is a non-profit Tribal health organization that serves over 158,000 Alaska Native and American
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Funding Broadband and Telehealth: An Introduction to Federal Funding Programs

Deb LaMarche
Program Director and Principal Investigator
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Associate Director of the Utah Telehealth Network, a service of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN)
Deb LaMarche is Program Director and Principal Investigator for the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center, and
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Beginners Guide to Reimbursement & Billing

Catherine Britain
Executive Director
Telehealth Alliance of Oregon, CSBritain Consulting
Catherine Britain is a co-founder and a past president of the Telehealth Alliance of Oregon (TAO) and currently serves as the Executive Director. She is the principal and owner of CSBritain Consulting.  Catherine served as
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Katie Brown, MBA, CPC, CPC-I
Manager Revenue Integrity and University Medical Billing
University of Utah
Katie Brown is the Manager of Revenue Integrity and University Medical Billing, which supports coding and billing for the majority of departments in the School of Medicine, in addition to other health sciences
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Telepsychiatry 101

Krysten Cosway
Account Executive
Iris Telehealth
Krysten Graduated from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec, Canada with a BSc in Physiology and completed a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  She loves helping care organization and health systems learn how to leverage innovative solutions
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How to Find the Perfect Telehealth Specialty Service Provider

Kathy J. Chorba
Executive Director
California Telehealth Resource Center
Kathy Chorba’s background includes 21 years of telemedicine and health informatics experience, gathered from her current role with the California Telehealth Resource Center (since 2012), as well as previous roles at the Center for Connected Health Policy,
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General Session Speakers

Panel: Avoiding Transfers and Improving Care: TeleHealth Newborn Resuscitations in Community and Rural Hospitals

Stephen D. Minton, MD, FAAP
Chief of Neonatology and Medical Director of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Utah Valley Hospital
Medical Director, Intermountain Healthcare Newborn Services
Director of Neonatal Life Flight, Intermountain Healthcare
Stephen D. Minton, MD, FAAP is the Chief of Neonatology and Medical Director of the
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Jordan Albritton, PhD, MPH
Sr. Statistical Data Analyst
Intermountain Healthcare
Dr. Albritton joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2016 after completing his PhD in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Sr. Statistical Data Analyst and a key member of
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Taunya Cook, BSN, RNC-LRN
Unit Education Consultant
Intermountain Healthcare
Ms. Cook is the Unit Education Consultant for Newborn Intermediate Care at American Fork Hospital.  She is an early adopter and champion of telehealth technologies to support newborn resuscitations and quality improvement projects.  She is a key stakeholder...

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Stephanie Merrell MSN, RN
Nurse Manager
Uintah Basin Medical Center
Ms. Merrell is the nurse manager for labor and delivery, postpartum and newborn nursery at Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt, Utah with 20+ years’ experience.  She loves being a nurse and the joy of helping mothers
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Lory Maddox, MSN, MBA, RN
Clinical Manager, Connect Care Pro: Pediatrics
Intermountain Healthcare 
Ms. Maddox joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2007 after working in military and academic healthcare settings.  She is a founding member of the TeleHealth team and currently works as a Clinical Manager for Connect Care Pro
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Developing Telehealth Services within a Pediatric Feeding Program at Seattle Children's Hospital to Reach Children and Families with Special Health Ca

Danielle N. Dolezal, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Certified Special Education and Early Education Teacher, Child Psychologist, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral Level
Program Director, The Pediatric Feeding Program at SeattleChildren’s Autism Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Danielle N. Dolezal is a certified special education and early education teacher,
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Federal & State Telehealth Policy Trends in the NRTRC Region: Reimbursement, State Compacts, and other Legal and Regulatory Topics

Mei Wa Kwong, JD
Executive Director
Center for Connected Health Policy
Mei Wa Kwong, JD has over two decades of experience in state and federal policy work. She is the Executive Director for the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), the federally designated National Telehealth Policy Resource Center.
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Guiding Your Organization Telehealth Change: The Intermountain Healthcare Experience

William Daines, MD
Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care
Intermountain Healthcare
Dr. William Daines is a primary care internist in Salt Lake City, Utah and Medical Director of Connect Care, Intermountain Healthcare’s direct-to-consumer telehealth program. Dr. Daines received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College.  He completed
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Quality, Technology and Rural Health: Lana'i Community Health Center Experience

Joseph Humphry, MD, FACP, CPHIMS
Medical Director and Director of Quality
Lana’i Community Health Center
Dr. Joe Humphry is an internist with special interest in diabetes and chronic disease management and the Medical Director of the Lana’i Community Health Center.  He is a founding member of the NRTRC
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Delivering Convenient Care to the Community: Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Programs

Krista M. Stadler, RN, BSN
Senior Director, Telehealth Services
St. Luke’s Health System
Krista M. Stadler is a Registered Nurse who is passionate about improving a patient’s access to quality, cost effective care regardless of their geographic location. She currently serves as Senior Director of Telehealth Services
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Direct-to-Patient Virtual Follow up Care

Tammy Arndt
Director, Northwest Telehealth (NWTH)
Tammy Arndt is Director of Northwest TeleHealth, a regional video conference network, providing a platform of connectivity to thirty-three communities in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.  Utilizing collaborative tools and established protocols, Northwest TeleHealth facilitates and supports healthcare
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Direct-to-Patient Telemedicine Legal and Regulatory Considerations

Kyle Y. Faget, J.D.
Special Counsel and Business Lawyer 
Foley & Lardner LLP 
Kyle Faget is a special counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Government & Public Policy Practice. Her practice focuses on advising clients regarding regulatory
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Maximizing Clinical Effectiveness Over Live Video

Jonathan Neufeld, PhD
Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, is Program Director of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center. Dr. Neufeld joined gpTRAC in February of 2017, having previously served as the Clinical Director of the Upper Midwest
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Cultivating Physician Engagement while Transforming Rural Healthcare through Telehealth

Darcy Litzen, MS, BSN
Avera eCARE Business Development Officer 
Avera eCARE 
Darcy is responsible for telemedicine expansion, service implementation and customer retention.  Darcy has over 23 years of experience in a variety of settings including clinical patient care, business development, marketing and sales. She has also held
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Kelly Rhone, MD, FACEP
Avera eCARE’s Medical Director of Outreach and Innovation
Avera eCARE
Kelly Rhone, MD, FACEP, serves as Avera eCARE’s Medical Director of Outreach and Innovation. In this role, she is responsible for physician engagement and retention, program development of telemedicine services, and educating
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Team Telemedicine: Implementing and Running a Collaborative General TeleNeurology Clinic in Rural Southern Utah

Peter Hannon, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology, The University of Utah
Dr. Hannon’s Academic career has been shaped by his passion for clinical stroke care and research, medical education, quality improvement and outcomes, and investigating novel methods of care delivery.  He has been involved with neurology-specific
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Russell Pincock DNP, APRN, NP-C
Primary Care Provider
Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS)
Mr. Russell Pincock grew up in Blanding, Utah. He worked as an emergency room and trauma Registered Nurse before going back to school for his Doctorate of Nursing Degree. He graduated with his DNP from...

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Sarah Dehoney, PharmD, BCPS
Neurology ClinicPharmacist
University of Utah
Sarah received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in 2006. She then completed 2 years of residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has practiced in many
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Telestroke: Staying Relevant in a Competitive Market

Jaleen Smith, BS
TeleStroke Program Coordinator
University of Utah Hospital
Jaleen Smith was born and raised in Bountiful, UT.  She graduated from Southern Utah University in 2010 with Bachelor in Public Relations and political science.  She began working for the University of Utah in 2011, and
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Stand and Deliver: Standardization of Telemedicine Training for Acute Stroke Care

Lee S Chung, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Lee S. Chung is a stroke fellowship trained academic neurologist with an interest in clinical stroke education. His areas of focus include pre-hospital and ED management of acute ischemic stroke, as well as
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Using Telemedicine to Keep Care Closer to Home in Oregon: A Critical Access Hospital Case

Doug Romer, RN, BS
Executive Director Patient Care Services
Grande Ronde Hospital
Doug is the Telehealth Director for Grande Ronde Hospital.  Grande Ronde is a 25 bed critical access hospital which provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient and specialty services.  Doug has been involved with telehealth
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Talbot “Mac” McCormick, MD
President and CEO
Eagle Telemedicine
A board-certified internist, Talbot “Mac” McCormick, M.D., began as a hospitalist in 2003, and has since served in various physician leadership roles, most recently at Eagle Hospital Physicians. As the current President and CEO of Eagle Telemedicine, Dr.
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A New Model: The Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration (FCHIP)

Kimberly Seligman
FCHIP Technical Assistance Coordinator
Montana Hospital Association
Kimberly Seligman is the FCHIP Technical Assistance Specialist for the Montana Health Research and Education Foundation at the Montana Hospital Association. A graduate of Montana State University, Billings, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational...

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Rural Support Groups Using Telehealth

Katherine P. Supiano, PhD, LCSW, F-GSA, FT
Associate Professor
Director,
Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program
University of Utah College of Nursing
Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, F-GSA, FT, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, and the director of Caring Connections:  A Hope and Comfort in Grief
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Gwen Latendresse, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for the Masters and DNP Programs
College of Nursing, University of Utah
GwenLatendresse is an associate professor and Assistant Dean for the Masters and DNP Programs at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. Dr. Latendresse engages in
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The Application of Telehealth in Education, Clinical Practice and Research

Susan Hall, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, WHNP-C
Track Director of Primary Care DNP Family Nurse Practitioner
College of Nursing, University of Utah
Susan Hall is an Assistant Professor-Clinical and Track Director of Primary Care DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Utah, College of Nursing.  Dr. Hall earned
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Sue Chase-Cantarini, DNP, RN, CHSE
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
University of Utah, College of Nursing
Dr. Chase-Cantarini joined the faculty in 1998 and has served in multiple capacities teaching across the curricula, holding various administrative positions and leading special projects. Most recently her teaching and scholarship has resided in
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Wrap-Up - Conference Adjourned

Deb LaMarche
Program Director and Principal Investigator
Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center
Associate Director of the Utah Telehealth Network, a service of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN)
Deb LaMarche is Program Director and Principal Investigator for the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center, and
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Poster Demonstrations

1. Expanding Health Care Provider Capacity to Treat Mental Health Disorders via Interactive Tele-Education

Christina Choate, B.S.
Program Coordinator
Project ECHO®, University of Utah Health
Christina Choate is a Program Coordinator for Project ECHO®at the University of Utah. Within this role, she develops and manages programs that provide best practice and case-based learning opportunities for primary care providers throughout the
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2. Needs Assessment for Access to Healthcare in the Deaf Community

Sarah E. Curtright, DNPs, FNP-Ed, CLNC
Old DominionUniversity
Sarah Curtright is the Performance Improvement Coordinator for Mortality at St. Luke’s Health System. She is also a part-time Nurse Practitioner in a Direct Primary Care Clinic.  Previously, she worked for three years for Veteran’s Health Administration as a direct care
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3. Reliability of Teletherapy as a Service Delivery Model for School Based Occupational Therapy

Kathleen DeLapp-Cohn, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Rock Creek Therapy, LLC
Kathleen is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist.  Kathleen developed and implemented one of the first telepractice programs in the state of Montana.  She founded her company to fulfill a mission to provide access to quality therapy in rural and
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4. Unique TeleICU Model Improves Rural Critical Care

Jennifer Colarusso, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
TeleICU Program Coordinator
The University of Utah
Jeni has worked at the University of Utah Hospital for 18 1/2 years. 12 of those years were spent on the Surgical ICU caring for cardiovascular, trauma, transplant and surgical patients. During this time, she also
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5. Managing Surge Census with Pediatric TeleHealth Monitoring and Support

Lory Maddox, MSN, MBA, RN
Clinical Manager, Connect Care Pro: Pediatrics
Intermountain Healthcare 
Ms. Maddox joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2007 after working in military and academic healthcare settings.  She is a founding member of the TeleHealth team and currently works as a Clinical Manager for Connect Care Pro
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Jordan Albritton, PhD, MPH
Sr. Statistical Data Analyst
Intermountain Healthcare
Dr. Albritton joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2016 after completing his PhD in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Sr. Statistical Data Analyst and a key member of
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Michelle L. Halgren, MHA
Program Coordinator, Intermountain Healthcare, Telehealth Pediatrics
Michelle has always been passionate about healthcare and startedworking in hospitals several years ago as a CNA. She has loved being a part ofthe Intermountain Healthcare Telehealth Team for the last year - through her experiences
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Becky Lowe, BSN, RN
Pediatric TeleCritical Care Expanded Role RN, PrimaryChildren's Hospital
Becky has been a nurse for 13 years, and a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse for 10 years. Adventure called and she took a brief 2 year break from pediatrics to work in a small rural
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Laura Carter, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager, Intermountain – Primary Children’s Hospital
 
Laura started her nursing career 29 years ago, at Primary Children’s Hospital and has worked in the CVICU/PICU for 26 years. The last 12 of which she has been one of the Nurse Managers in
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6. Leveraging the Power and Connections of Telehealth to Support Family Caregivers

Rebecca Utz, PhD
Associate Professor, Sociology & Gerontology
University of Utah
Rebecca Utz is an associate professor at the University of Utah. Her research interests are focused on supporting families who are facing end-of-life health care and caregiving responsibilities.

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7. Telegenetics: Increasing Access to Genetic Counseling Services across the Intermountain West

Marjan Champine, MS, MBA, LCGC
Associate Clinical Director
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Marjan Champine is a board-certified and licensed geneticcounselor with a MS in Genetic Counseling from Brandeis University and MBA fromthe University of Utah. She has 10 years of clinical experience in prenatal andoncology genetic counseling. Marjan currently
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8. Improving Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities Using Telehealth

Laurie Lesher, RN, MBA
Director of Operations, University Developmental Assessment Clinics, University Health Working with University Health in several capacities over the past 35 years has afforded Laurie Lesher opportunities of involvement, growth and quality initiatives in multiple arenas. After over 22 years working in the Newborn...
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Amy Boynton
Program Coordinator, University Developmental Assessment Clinics Amy Boynton is the ProgramCoordinator for the University Developmental Assessment Clinics (UDAC). She hasworked for the Department of Pediatrics for 11 years as the URLEND coordinator,administrative assistant and currently as the Telehealth coordinator for theUDAC clinic. ...
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9. Telehealth, the New Service Delivery Model for Children and Families: Providing Occupational Therapy Through Technology

Brenda K. Lyman, OTD, OTR/L
Associate Dean/Professor
Division of Allied Health
Division of Health Professions
School of Health Sciences
Salt Lake Community College
Brenda is an occupational therapist of 35+ years and college educator and administrator for 20 years. As the Associate Dean, Brenda wrote and secured two grants for the
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Robyn Thompson, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Salt Lake Community College
Robyn Thompson is the Assistant Professor and program director in the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).  Robyn holds a Master’s degree and PhD in special education from the
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10. Telehealth Services at the Salt Lake Community College

Brenda K. Lyman, OTD, OTR/L
Associate Dean/Professor
Division of Allied Health
Division of Health Professions
School of Health Sciences
Salt Lake Community College
Brenda is an occupational therapist of 35+ years and college educator and administrator for 20 years. As the Associate Dean, Brenda wrote and secured two grants for the
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Robyn Thompson, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Salt Lake Community College
Robyn Thompson is the Assistant Professor and program director in the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC).  Robyn holds a Master’s degree and PhD in special education from the
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11. Speech Therapy Services made Possible in a Rural Community via Telehealth Supervision and Mentorship

Justin Benson, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Ashley Regional Medical Center
Justin Benson is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently working with children and adults in the medical setting and in early intervention in Vernal, UT. Moving to Vernal just under two years ago, Justin has developed the
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Sarah Gallant, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
The University of Utah
 
Sarah Gallant is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in neurogenic speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders. Sarah is a certified provider for the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy program and the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program. She
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12. UW TASP: Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Access Hospitals in WA State

Natalia Martinez-Paz, MPA, MA
Program Manager, University of Washington Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (UW TASP)
  
Natalia Martinez-Paz is the Program Manager for the University of Washington Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (UW TASP), a collaborative project that builds and supports antimicrobial stewardship programs across hospitals in WA state. UW TASP’s
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