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Dr. Holtzclaw is a Clinical Nurse Scientist whose program of research centers on patients' thermoregulatory responses to illness and treatment in vulnerable patients. Her research funding includes two major (R01) grants to study febrile symptoms. She has authored over 45 publications on the topics of fever, shivering, hypothermia, and thermoregulation, and is best known for translational studies where basic science concepts are used to develop clinical nursing interventions. She is an expert on issues related to research-based quality of nursing care and her publications include numerous comprehensive research reviews that deal with nursing management of thermoregulatory responses.
Dr. Holtzclaw holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing (1968), an MS in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco (1971), a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma, Norman (1981), and a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1984-86) where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Nurse Scholar. In addition to recent academic appointments as Associate Dean for Research and Director of Doctoral Studies in Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1992-2000), she was formerly Associate Director of Research at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (1987-1992), Coordinator of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing's (OUCN) Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program (1976-1979), and served at OUCN as both undergraduate and graduate faculty from 1968 to 1987. Dr. Holtzclaw served as Professor in Residence and research consultant for Harris School of Nursing, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, from 2003-2008 and has facilitated Faculty research and scholarship at OUCN since 2000. During that time she coordinated research activities for OUCN and U of MN's partnership program "Bridges to the Doctorate for Native American/American Indian MS Nurses." In 2008, Dr. Holtzclaw was appointed Associate Director of Translational Science Training for OUCNâ€™s Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. She currently also serves as Senior Nurse Scientist and grantsmanship mentor in the OUCN Office of Research and is a faculty in the PhD in Nursing program. She serves on Peer Review Panels for the NIH and CDCâ€™s Centers for Scientific Review; was founding Editor of the Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and has served on Task Forces or Advisory Committees for ANA in evaluating Safety and Quality Indicators in Nursing Care and the John A. Hartford BAGNC Initiative, American Academy of Nursing-NINR Pathway Predoctoral Fellowship Program at the NIH.
Dr. DeShea is the Office of Research Senior Research Biostatistician. She works with faculty, doctoral students, and others to further our research enterprise. She also teaches a three-semester sequence of statistics courses for graduate students in the College of Nursing. Dr. DeShea received the BA, MS, and PhD from the University of Oklahoma. She brings substantial experience teaching statistical coursework in higher education settings, serving as Adjunct Professor at OUCN and Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. DeShea's publications in social science journals and national presentations reflect her expertise in statistical methodology as well as depth as a researcher in the area of forgiveness measurement. She served as Statistician for the Quality Assurance and Improvement Division of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state's Medicaid agency.
Provides administrativeÂ support for the Associate Dean for Research and provides clerical support to faculty and students in their research and grant applications.
John has been working at the OUCN for 18+ months. His area of expertise is in computer hardware and server support.