8 June 2021

Nurse Scientists Shine at NMCCL’s Research Symposium

The 11th Annual Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) Research Symposium honors the accomplishments of the Family Medicine Residency Program and residents throughout eastern North Carolina. The event showcases scholarly activity and exploration through the region to include case studies, research projects, and medical collaborations.

This year, there were 33 poster and podium presentations from medical staff and residents from Marine Forces Special Operations Command, NMCCL, Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) at Fort Bragg, and Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point. Among those presentations were LTC Christopher Stucky, PhD and MAJ Melissa Miller, PhD, both nursing scientists at Womack Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry (CNSCI), who were each honored for their research contributions.

LTC Christopher Stucky, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM, CNAMB, NEA-BC won Best Research Poster for his research titled “Surgical Team Performance: The Impact of Familiarity and Team Size in Military Surgical Teams.” LTC (Dr.) Stucky is the deputy chief, CNSCI at WAMC, and is collaborating with Geneva on behalf of the TriService Nursing Program (TSNRP) on research looking at minimizing medical errors caused by communication errors in hospitals.

Geneva Principal Investigator MAJ Melissa Miller, PhD won Best Podium Presentation for her research titled “Primary Care Nurse Manager: A Pivotal Role.” MAJ Miller is a nurse scientist assigned to the CNSCI at WAMC, Geneva is partnering with MAJ Miller on her research to examine military nurses’ free-text comments on the Army Nurse Corps Survey to promote the retention of a robust military nursing workforce.

Camp Lejeune is the largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast. The base plays an important role in the Marine Corps’ expeditionary abilities and Geneva is proud to collaborate with researchers in the region to advance military medicine.




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