Shannon Gillespie

Shannon Gillespie
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358 Newton Hall
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1585 Neil Avenue
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Dr. Gillespie is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University College of Nursing Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth. She earned a BA in Psychology from Ohio University, an MS in Nursing Science from Ohio State, and a PhD in Nursing from Ohio State. Her clinical and scientific training focused on maternal-infant health, with an NIH/NINR F31-funded dissertation on the psychoneuroimmunology of preterm birth, CANS/ANF-funded postdoctoral research on the epigenetics of inflammatory preterm birth, and an NIH/NINR K23-funded mentored research experience focused on clinical and translational immunobiology, with special emphasis on the immunopathologies of preterm birth. Her long-term goal is to optimize the health of mothers and infants by leveraging maternal immune monitoring to identify risk for and prevent complications of pregnancy and postpartum.

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May 19, 2021

by Pat Ford-Roegner

Lurking right behind the COVID-19 pandemic is another major killer: the seemingly unstoppable incidences of violence by Americans on one another. Most recently, we witnessed senseless shootings in areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kenosha, WI and Orange County, CA. Major cities are experiencing a steep rise in gun violence. My hometown of Philadelphia reels daily from violence. Innocent children are frequent victims.

The events themselves are horrific, but only part of the story.

May 07, 2021

OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.