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Wagner College is a private, co-educational, national liberal arts college founded in 1883 with an enrollment of approximately 2,100 total students located atop Grymes Hill in the New York City borough of Staten Island, in the U.S. state of New York. The college is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 17, 2017

ANTIOCH, CA, May 17, 2017-- Bonnie W. Battey, Ph.D., RN, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.. Currently Dr. Battey is principle investigator of a research project to provide agency accreditation evidence of spiritual care being offered patients. Balboni et. al (2009) research indicated that, while 67% of the patients who were terminally ill of cancer reported spirituality to be very important, but only 59.7% patients in these specialty cancer hospitals reported receiving spiritual care from nurses or doctors. Of all groups of patients, the oncology patients logically would be the first group one would expect to receive spiritual care. If this group receives so little, then what of all the other patients? What are the barriers? Nursing educational programs and health care agencies are typically without programs, guidelines, and policies about how nurses are to proceed.The current research project is based on Dr. Battey's(2009). Data collection tools include a computer assisted instruction (CAI) educational program (Battey, 2010) and a questionnaire (Battey, 2011). The research team consists of six professionals across the nation. The purpose of this study is two-fold: 1) to survey nurses (and other allied health professionals later) from a wide variety of services concerning their own rating of the spiritual care they are currently providing, and 2) to determine the degree to which CAI educational intervention influences nurses' ratings of spiritual care. The research team is currently seeking 500 subjects to complete the study. Initial findings of fifty pilot study subjects show numerous statistically significant findings. The impact of this study potentially will provide tools to track staff ratings of care given year over year and compare these ratings with patient exit evaluations of spiritual care received. Agencies may be able to track spiritual care ratings of spiritual care given year over year to meet accreditation criteria as well as have the CAI to educate staff about approaches to spiritual care.. Widely regarded for her skill as a nursing educator, Dr. Battey has more than six decades of experience in various nursing fields. She began her career in nursing upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wagner College in 1955. She received a scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University, receiving the Master of Science in Nursing Education in 1960. She was a recipient of the Nurse Scientist Scholarship to attend the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kansas and graduated receiving a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and Human Relations. Her dissertation, titled "Anger, Group Cohesiveness, and Productivity in Small Task Groups," addressed issues of disruptive interpersonal communion commonly encountered by nurses in clinical practice; this was one of the early publications in the 1970's addressing anger. In 1992, she also completed postgraduate coursework at the Quantitively Methodology Institute, one of 69 nurse faculty/researchers selected nationally.. After serving in a diploma nursing program in Little Rock, Arkansas as an instructor and Associate Director for several years, she was chosen to serve as an accreditation site visitor for the National League for Nursing (1964-1990), visiting Diploma, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), BSN, and MSN nursing programs. She was appointed Chairman of the Department of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to initiate and seek national accreditation for the second Associate Degree in Nursing program in the state. Dr. Battey was also appointed Chairman of an Ad Hoc Committee of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The purpose of this group was to develop policies, procedures, standards, and criteria for initiating and approving other new ADN programs in Arkansas. She also served as a site visitor for the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing to help approve their new AD program. At Memphis State University in Tennessee, Dr. Battey became Professor and Chair of the Nursing Department responsible for closing their ADN and initiating an RN-BSN program to facilitate the region's growing number of ADN graduates seeking the higher degree. She also taught a speech course for the Speech Department.At East Carolina University in Greenville, N. C., Professor Battey received tenure. She served as Assistant Dean of the MSN program until the programs were reorganized into departments. In the Adult Health Department, she taught classroom and clinical nursing courses in the BSN and MSN programs, as well as teaching nursing theories, management/leadership, and research courses. As Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., Dr. Battey also taught in the MSN program and at Samuel Merritt College School of Nursing, Oakland, Ca., she taught MSN courses on-line as well as in the classroom.. While living in Front Royal, Virginia, Dr. Battey served as a Parish Nurse in Good Shephard Evangelical Lutheran Church. She served individual members, both adults and children, as a general health advisor. She conducted classes on topics of interest to groups of members after the Wednesday even pot-luck dinners. Dr. Battey collaborated with Pastor Jones to develop and conduct healing services at the end of the evening. Occasionally individuals from the community would be welcomed and included in the service.In addition, Dr. Battey represented the Lutheran church in a community-wide committee to establish a free clinic for local unemployed citizens. She served as secretary to the committee and later served as a volunteer nurse in staffing the clinic, along with other volunteering doctors and nurses.While living in Alexander, Virginia, Dr. Battey served 4 years lay chaplain (1999-2003), accepting a once-a-month 24 hour, one day a week duty schedule. Lutheran Chaplain Vincent Guss, Director of the Pastoral Care Department, Alexander Hospital, served as her mentor, providing an excellent orientation. Students from the local seminary were frequently assigned to "shadow" her as she made rounds in the clinical areas. Dr. Battey published articles describing the role and functions of the personnel of the Pastoral Care Department as well as an administrator's guide for implementing spiritual care into nursing practice.Balboni, T. A., Paulk, M. E., Balboni, M. J., Phelps, A. C., Loggers, E. T., Wright, A. A., Block, S. D., Prigerson, H. G. (2009). Provision of spiritual care to patients with advanced cancer: associations with medical care and quality of life near death. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24, 1-8. doi: (Battey), B. W (2002). The spiritual dimension of holistic care. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32(1), 20-24.Battey, B. W., & Acree, J. R. (2006, October 6, 2006). Spiritual Assessment in Health Care: Guidelines for Providing the Third Dimension of Holistic Health Care. Paper presented at the Workshop for Nursing Staff and Other Health Care Providers, St. John's Lutheran ChurchBattey, B. W. (2008). Administrator's guide to implementing spiritual care into nursing practice. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris Corp. IBSN Hardcover 978-1-4415-2892-6 Softcover 978-1-4415-2891-9Battey, B. W. (2009). Theory of Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice. In N. V. Turkina (Ed.), International Congress: Medical and social role of Nursing: Challenges and prospects (pp. 14-35). St. Petersburg, Russia: Organizing Committee.Battey, B. W. (2010). Spirituality in nursing practice: a computer assisted instructional program and course manual. Available from author. IBSN 978-09831245-0-4Battey, B. W. (2010, Summer). The spiritual dimension of holistic care. Beginnings: American Holistic Nurses Association, 8-9.Battey, W. B. (2011). Spiritual-communication-satisfaction-importance (SCSI) questionnaire manual. Available from author. IBSN 978-09831245-0-4Battey, B. W. (2011). Spirituality in nursing practice: A computer assisted instruction program & course manual [CD & booklet]. St. Louis: A.S.K. Data Systems Inc. Available from Battey, B. W. (2017 in press). Collaboration: Implementing Spiritual Care within the Interdisciplinary Clinical Team.("J R") BSN, BSNA, MS, MSN, Ph.D. is a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) and a Lieutenant Commander, Nurse Corps, U. S. Navy Retired, who holds a Ph.D. in Holistic Health Sciences., Ph.D., R.N., Consultant in Nursing Education and a semi-retired Professor of Nursing Services as Principle Investigator., Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus, Psychology, from UCL who is serving as statistician for the study and advisor about interpreting the data., D.Min., is Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Austin State Supported Living Center, Austin, Texas. He is also an Associated Professor with the Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas., MSN, Ph.D. (Psychology), RN is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Indiana South East, New Albany, IN., MSN (Clinical Specialist in Holistic Nursing), Ph.D. (Human Science), RN is currently adjunct faculty at University of West Florida, Excelsior College, and Simmons College of Nursing in Boston., Manchester, Mo., is a computer and business consultant.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at Contact:Fred Marks844-394-6946

Meadows A.,University of Birmingham | Nolan L.J.,Wagner College | Higgs S.,University of Birmingham
Appetite | Year: 2017

Food addiction is controversial within the scientific community. However many lay people consider themselves addicted to certain foods. We assessed the prevalence and characteristics of self-perceived “food addiction” and its relationship to a diagnostic measure of “clinical food addiction” in two samples: (1) 658 university students, and (2) 614 adults from an international online crowdsourcing platform. Participants indicated whether they considered themselves to be addicted to food, and then completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale, measures of eating behavior, body image, and explicit and internalized weight stigma. Participants in the community sample additionally completed measures of impulsivity, food cravings, binge eating, and depressive symptomatology. Follow-up data were collected from a subset of 305 students (mean follow-up 280 ± 30 days). Self-perceived “food addiction” was prevalent, and was associated with elevated levels of problematic eating behavior, body image concerns, and psychopathology compared with “non-addicts”, although individuals who also received a positive “diagnosis” on the Yale Food Addiction Scale experienced the most severe symptoms. A clear continuum was evident for all measures despite no differences in body mass index between the three groups. Multinomial logistic regression analyses indicated that perceived lack of self-control around food was the main factor distinguishing between those who did and did not consider themselves addicted to food, whereas severity of food cravings and depressive symptoms were the main discriminating variables between self-classifiers and those receiving a positive “diagnosis” on the Yale Food Addiction Scale. Self-perceived “food addiction” was moderately stable across time, but did not appear predictive of worsening eating pathology. Self-classification as a “food addict” may be of use in identifying individuals in need of assistance with food misuse, loss-of-control eating, and body image issues. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Joseph Mignone, MD, Medical Oncologist, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Joseph Mignone is a highly trained and qualified physician with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially internal medicine, hematology, palliative care medicine, and integrative oncology. Dr. Mignone has been in practice for 14 years and is currently serving patients within 21st Century Oncology in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Joseph Mignone graduated Cum Laude from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, before gaining his Medical Degree in 1997 from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Mignone is triple board certified in Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, and in Medical Oncology. Dr. Mignone currently serves on the cancer committee for the University of Florida and Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Department of Medical Quality Review and Clinical Professional Review Committee. He also serves as Clinical Practice Vice Chair of the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Mignone maintains professional memberships with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the Duval County Medical Society, the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and is a Board Member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He attributes his success to the relationship he builds with his patients, and when he is not working, Dr. Mignone enjoys playing tennis and traveling. Learn more about Dr. Mignone here: and be sure to read his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. is a hub for all things medicine, featuring detailed descriptions of medical professionals across all areas of expertise, and information on thousands of healthcare topics.  Each month, millions of patients use FindaTopDoc to find a doctor nearby and instantly book an appointment online or create a review. features each doctor’s full professional biography highlighting their achievements, experience, patient reviews and areas of expertise.  A leading provider of valuable health information that helps empower patient and doctor alike, FindaTopDoc enables readers to live a happier and healthier life.  For more information about FindaTopDoc, visit

Following a 50% YoY growth in bookings, leading provider of business-driven security management solutions appoints industry veterans Philip Rugani and Jeffrey Starr to continue to drive growth, and expand industry leadership RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 16, 2016) -  AlgoSec today announced the appointment of two executives to round out its world-class management team. These appointments come as the Company looks to capitalize on the market momentum for its business-driven security management solutions and record 50% YoY growth in bookings, while exploring avenues for strategic growth. In newly created roles, Philip Rugani joins as Senior VP of Worldwide Sales, and Jeffrey Starr joins as Chief Marketing Officer, bringing decades of international sales and marketing leadership, experience and innovation to AlgoSec. "In this era of digital transformation CISOs are keen to make their organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant. Security teams are therefore now looking to implement intelligent automation solutions that inject business context into their security management, which is driving strong momentum for our business," said Yuval Baron, AlgoSec's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "I am very pleased to welcome Philip and Jeffrey to the AlgoSec team. Their experience will be pivotal in promoting the strategic business value of AlgoSec, accelerating growth and expanding the Company's leadership position, as well as further strengthening its strategic alliances." As Senior VP of Worldwide Sales, Philip Rugani will focus on driving revenue growth, as well as building, cultivating and leading AlgoSec's global sales teams and channel partner program. Over the course of his career, Mr. Rugani has led world-class, high-growth sales teams that have generated over $1.6B in annual revenues. Voted one of the industry's top 20 executives by CRN, Mr. Rugani has held senior leadership positions at some of the world's most recognizable enterprise software providers including VMware, IBM, Oracle, Informix, Motorola, Factonomy, as well as venture-backed start-up organizations. Mr. Rugani has extensive experience developing effective sales methodologies and Go-To-Market strategies for selling enterprise solutions and expanding market penetration. Mr. Rugani holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Wagner College. As Chief Marketing Officer, Jeffrey Starr will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of AlgoSec's marketing initiatives across the globe. Mr. Starr brings a proven track record of generating revenue and building market leadership through visionary business strategies that drive rapid and sustained growth. Mr. Starr has held executive roles at fast-growing companies that focus on information security, compliance, and risk management, including Cellebrite, 3E Company (a Verisk Analytics business), Magic Software Enterprises and Amdocs. As a forward-thinking and visionary marketing innovator, Mr. Starr developed and executed global marketing programs that successfully positioned companies for industry preeminence, scalability and profitability. Mr. Starr also served as a General Partner with Mission Ventures, a $500M+ venture capital fund, and as an Analyst with Booz Allen. Mr. Starr holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Columbia University (Magna cum Laude). AlgoSec enables the world's largest and most complex organizations to manage security based on what matters most -- the applications that power their business. Over 1,500 of the world's leading organizations, including 20 of the Fortune 50, rely on AlgoSec to automate and orchestrate network security policy management across cloud and on-premise networks, to drive business agility, security and compliance. AlgoSec has provided the industry's only money-back guarantee since 2005. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Nolan L.J.,Wagner College | Geliebter A.,Roosevelt University | Geliebter A.,Touro College
Eating Behaviors | Year: 2012

The night eating syndrome (NES) consists of evening hyperphagia and/or nocturnal eating and has been associated with depressed mood that worsens in the evening. However, it is not consistently related to elevated BMI. The present study was conducted to examine whether a relationship exists between NES and emotional, external, and restrained eating. BMI and sleep quality were also obtained. A sample of 246 students completed the Night Eating Diagnostic Questionnaire (NEDQ), Night Eating Syndrome History and Inventory (NESHI), Sleep Quality Index (SQI), and Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ), containing subscales for emotional, external, and restrained eating. They also provided demographic information, including height and weight. Participants were grouped by severity of NES features using the NEDQ and NESHI: normal, mild night eater, moderate night eater, and full night eater syndrome. MANOVA was used to compare DEBQ subscores for the groups; those in the full syndrome category had significantly higher emotional eating scores and external eating scores than those in the normal and mild categories. There was no difference in restrained eating between the normal and full syndrome groups. Those with moderate and full syndrome NES symptoms also reported significantly lower sleep quality. No significant relationship was found between NES and BMI. The results show that NES is associated with more eating in response to negative mood and in response to food cues. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Anteby M.,Harvard University | Garip F.,Harvard University | Martorana P.V.,Wagner College | Lozanoff S.,University of Hawaii at Manoa
PLoS ONE | Year: 2012

Background: Human cadavers are crucial to numerous aspects of health care, including initial and continuing training of medical doctors and advancement of medical research. Concerns have periodically been raised about the limited number of whole body donations. Little is known, however, about a unique form of donation, namely co-donations or instances when married individuals decide to register at the same time as their spouse as whole body donors. Our study aims to determine the extent of whole body co-donation and individual factors that might influence co-donation. Methods and Findings: We reviewed all records of registrants to the University of Hawaii Medical School's whole body donation program from 1967 through 2006 to identify married registrants. We then examined the 806 married individuals' characteristics to understand their decision to register alone or with their spouse. We found that married individuals who registered at the same time as their spouse accounted for 38.2 percent of married registrants. Sex differences provided an initial lens to understand co-donation. Wives were more likely to co-donate than to register alone (p = 0.002). Moreover, registrants' main occupational background had a significant effect on co-donations (p = 0.001). Married registrants (regardless of sex) in female-gendered occupations were more likely to co-donate than to donate alone (p = 0.014). Female-gendered occupations were defined as ones in which women represented more than 55 percent of the workforce (e.g., preschool teachers). Thus, variations in donors' occupational backgrounds explained co-donation above and beyond sex differences. Conclusions: Efforts to secure whole body donations have historically focused on individual donations regardless of donors' marital status. More attention needs to be paid, however, to co-donations since they represent a non-trivial number of total donations. Also, targeted outreach efforts to male and female members of female-gendered occupations might prove a successful way to increase donations through co-donations. © 2012 Anteby et al.

Nolan L.J.,Wagner College | Stolze M.R.,Wagner College
Appetite | Year: 2012

Higher food consumption, particularly of sweets, has been reported by substance-dependent persons in various stages of treatment but no investigation of substance use and actual food consumption has been conducted in non-dependent persons. Sixty-two male and female college students completed the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey and the amount of each of six snack foods (including both sweet and savory items) they consumed were measured. Participants also rated appetite before and after eating and rated the pleasantness of and desire to eat each food. Hierarchical multivariate regression revealed that, while controlling for the influence of BMI and intermeal interval, frequency and breadth of substance use significantly predicted elevated food consumption and elevated ratings of hunger and desire to eat. Furthermore, the link between breadth of drug use and food consumption was mediated by higher desire to eat and not by pleasantness of the food. The relationship between substance use and eating behavior may not be restricted only to those in recovery or treatment for persons diagnosed with substance use disorders. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Nolan L.J.,Wagner College | Geliebter A.,Mount Sinai St Lukes Hospital | Geliebter A.,Touro College
Appetite | Year: 2016

Night eating syndrome (NES) and "food addiction" (FA) are associated with elevated body mass index (BMI) and disturbed eating behavior. The present study was conducted to examine whether NES is associated with FA, and whether BMI, depression and sleep quality contribute to any relationship between NES and FA. Two groups were studied: a sample of 254 university students and a sample of 244 older adults. All completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), the Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ), the Zung Self-report Depression Scale, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and BMI was computed from height and weight. In both samples, higher global NEQ scores were significantly correlated with more FA symptoms, elevated depression, and poorer sleep quality, and these correlations were significantly higher in the older adult sample than in the younger student sample. Higher BMI was significantly correlated with NEQ score only in the older adult sample. The hypothesis that the prediction of NEQ by YFAS was moderated by BMI and group membership (moderated moderation) was tested; while the prediction of NEQ by YFAS was not moderated by BMI, elevated YFAS predicted higher NEQ in the adult sample than it did in the student sample. In addition, multiple regression revealed that "continued use of food despite adverse effects" was the sole FA symptom predictive of NES symptoms in students while in older adults food tolerance was the only predictor of NES. Thus, NES appears to be associated with FA, more strongly in an older community sample; higher food tolerance in NES may contribute to a desire to eat late in the evening and/or when awakening at night. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

Dweck J.S.,Wagner College | Jenkins S.M.,Wagner College | Nolan L.J.,Wagner College
Appetite | Year: 2014

Short sleep duration is associated with elevated body mass index (BMI) and increased energy consumption. The present studies were conducted to determine what role emotional eating and stress might play in these relationships. The first was an exploratory questionnaire study in which sleep quality and duration were measured in conjunction with the Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire in 184 women. Emotional and external eating scores were significantly higher in those who reported poor sleep quality (but were not related to sleep duration). In a second study of 64 women who were provided with snacks in the laboratory under stressed and control conditions, elevated food consumption was observed in those who scored high on emotional eating and who reported short sleep (a significant stress. ×. emotional eating. ×. sleep duration interaction) but not in those who reported poor sleep quality. No effects were found in liking or wanting of food and few effects were found on appetite. BMI was not related to sleep duration or sleep quality in either study. The results suggest that the relationship between short sleep and elevated food consumption exists in those who are prone to emotional eating. An external stressor elevated consumption in normal sleepers to the level observed in short sleepers, however, it did not significantly elevate consumption in short sleepers. Future examinations of the effects of sleep duration and quality on food consumption should examine emotional eating status. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Groth M.,Wagner College
International Journal of Men's Health | Year: 2011

Men are called on to step forward to mentor boys and young men whenever possible, but especially in situations where boys are in households where there is no father. The weakening of the nuclear family is in large part due to the absent father in the generations since World War II. The social institution that will replace the traditional nuclear family will likely depend on such mentoring relationships. Both the institution and nature of the relationship are being created in a time of rapid social change. It is argued that mentors as fathering figures will be important for the well-being of both boys and girls, women and men in the 21 st century, but that boys are in an especially precarious situation. Originally given as an address at the biannual gathering of men at Newcastle University in Australia in 2009, the text singles out the words of the title as starting points for reflection on the importance of mentoring relationships between men and boys throughout the West. © 2011 by the Men's Studies Press, LLC. All rights reserved.

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