Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, FT portrait
  • Director, Caring Connections: A Hope and Comfort in Grief Program, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing

Professional Service

  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network. Board of Directors. 10/2016 - present
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network. Credentialing and Professional Exam Workgroup. 11/2016 - present
  • National Alzheimer's Association. Role: Grant reviewer. Grant reviewer. 11/25/2015 - 01/05/2016
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network. Role: member. Development committee. 01/06/2015 - present
  • National Alzheimer’s Association. Research Proposal Reviewer. 11/2014 - 12/2014
  • National Institute of Mental Health. SPIP Study Section. 09/2014 - 10/2014
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative network-Annual Meeting committee. Fundraising Committee. 05/01/2014 - 12/20/2014
  • Journal reviewer. The Gerontologist, JAMA-Psychiatry, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Death Studies, Social Work in Health Care, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care. Role: Editorial Board member. Editorial Board. 02/01/2013 - present
  • Partnership for Health in America-Interdisciplinary Team Training Work Group (convened by American Geriatrics Society). Role: Writing team member. Proposal for Interdisciplinary Training in Geriatrics. 05/20/2009 - 09/27/2011

Internal Service

  • University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators-Membership Recognitions and Awards Committee . Vice-Chair, 09/2016 - present. University service.
  • College of Nursing Faculty Governance Task Force. Co-Chair, 04/2016 - present. College service.
  • Provider Resilience Program Planning Committee. Member, 04/2016 - 08/2016. University service.
  • PhD Faculty Committee Task Force on Course Progression . Chair, 02/2016 - 04/2016. College service.
  • Academic Appeals committee. member, 09/2014 - 10/2014. College service.
  • Research Committee. Chair, 08/01/2014 - 09/01/2015. College service.
  • Responsible Conduct of Research task force. Chair, 05/2014 - present. College service.
  • PhD Committee. member. 01/2014 - present. College service.
  • Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Committee. member, 01/2014 - present. College service.
  • PhD Committee. member, 07/01/2013 - present. College service.
  • CoN Research committee. member, 07/01/2013 - 09/01/2015. College service.
  • Retention review committee. Chair, 12/2012 - present. College service.
  • Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program Committee. Faculty Member, 08/2012 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • The Conversation Project-Cambia Health Foundation Utah Steering committee. 06/2015 - present
  • University Neighborhood Partners. 08/25/2013 - present
  • University of Utah Health Care-Chaplaincy Advisory Committee. 02/2011 - present
  • W. D. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging Coalition-Advisory Board. 05/2007 - 02/2017
  • State of Utah Commission on Aging: End-Of-Life Advisory Committee. 2007 - 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Utah Aging Alliance, 11/2016
  • University of Utah Health Sciences. Fellow-Academy of Health Science Educators, 01/2015
  • Scholar Advanced Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health. National Institute of Mental Health Weill Cornell Medical College, 12/2014
  • Honors for Nursing. College of Nursing, 05/2014
  • Scholar of Faculty Development Collaborative Program in Geriatrics . HRSA Geriatric Education Centers, 01/2014
  • Selected NIH Early Career Reviewer, 2013. NIH, 03/2013
  • PhD. University of Utah-College of Social Work, 10/30/2012
  • J A Hartford Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Social Work. 10/10/2011
  • Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certification. 06/30/2011
  • Project-Award of Merit. ACE: Advocating for Clinical Excellence in Transdisciplinary Palliative Care Education, 10/26/2010
  • Health Care Hero Award. Utah Business Magazine, 08/10/2009
  • Nursing Honors. College of Nursing, 05/06/2008
  • Social Worker of the Year. University of Michigan Health System , 05/23/2005

Affiliations

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), Fellow of Thanatology, 2007 - present
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Fellow-Social Research, Policy and Practice, 1975 - present
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN), Founding Member, 01/2007 - present
  • Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), member, 2008 - present
  • University of Utah-Center on Aging (COA), Faculty member, 2007 - present
  • Utah Aging Alliance (UAA), member, 2007 - present
  • Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (UHPCO), member, 2006 - present
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Associate member, 2003 - present
  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS), Member, 03/2015 - present

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