Professor and Decker Endowed Chair of Rural Health Nursing
Decker School of Nursing
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Pamela Stewart Fahs is a Professor at the Decker School of Nursing and holds the Endowed Chair in Rural Health Nursing. She received her Doctorate of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Pamela (Pam) Stewart Fahs is a Professor and holds the Decker Endowed Chair in Rural Nursing at Binghamton University, her area of research is focused on Cardiovascular Disease in Rural Populations. She has built a research trajectory over the years combining her expertise in cardiovascular disease, passion for rural health care, and community based participatory research. She has been published in some of the top journals in her discipline such as Nursing Research, Annual Review of Research and Journal of Nursing Scholarship. She has also had work published in interdisciplinary journals such as Journal of Adolescent Health and most recently the Journal of Rural Health. Professor Fahs has successfully sought funding from a variety of sources ranging from local and regional non-profit organizations to national professional organizations and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is currently working with collaborators at Upstate Medical University on a program to educated women regarding female Heart Attack symptoms as well as testing an instrument that measures knowledge in this area. She serves as an advisor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center on their NIH P 20 grant entitled Interdisciplinary Healthy Heart Center: Linking Rural Populations by Technology.
Professor Fahs received her Doctorate of Science in Nursing (D.S.N.) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991, her Masters of Science with the Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist from Binghamton University, Decker School of Nursing in 1985 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Kentucky in 1983.
Fahs currently teaches in the graduate program in the areas of Research, Theory and Rural Health. Over the years she has worked with several graduate students guiding their research endeavors including dissertation research for students in the PhD in Rural Nursing program which began in 2001. She spearheaded the organization of two International Rural Health and Nursing Research conferences in 2002 and 2011. She is a member of several professional associations including the American Nurse Association, ANA/NY and District 5; Zeta Iota chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International; the Eastern Nurses Research Society; the National Rural Health Association and the Rural Nurse Organization, and has held officer positions in many of these organizations. She is the Editor-in-Chief for The Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, the journal of the RNO which is supported by the Decker School of Nursing and can be found at http://rnojournal.binghamton.edu/index.php/RNO.
Selected Publications: (Full list available upon request)
Pribulick, M. & Fahs, P.S., Spencer, G. Grabo, T.N., & Wiitala, S. (in press). C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP), Diet, and physical activity in rural women. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, (accepted for publication May 2013, 13(1) xx-xx )
Fahs, P.S., Pribulick, M., Williams, I.C. James, G.D., Rovynak, V., & Seibold-Simpson, S.M. (2012). Promoting heart health in rural women. Journal of Rural Health Advanced online publication, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2012.00442.x .
Kalman, M., Fahs, P.S., Wells, M., Blumkin, A., Pribulick, M. & Rolland, R. (In press). Education to Increase Women's Knowledge of Female Myocardial Infarction Symptoms. The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association. (Accepted for Publication Aug 2012)
Williams, M. A., Andrews, J.A., Zanni, K.L., Fahs, P.S. (2012). Rural nursing: Searching for the state of the science. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 12(2) 102-117.
Pierce, C., Fahs, P.S., Dura, A., Fronczek, A., Morgan, L.L., Leppert, T., Srnka-Debnar, F., Terriquez-Kasey, L., Hamilton, B., & Buel, V. (2011). Raising stroke awareness among rural dwellers with a FAST- based education program. Applied Nursing Research, 24 (2011), 82-87.
Kalman, M., & Fahs, P. S. (2010). Matters of the Heart: Instrument Development to Test Women's Knowledge of Female MI Symptoms and Risk Factors. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 24(2), 98-98.
Pribulick, M., Williams, I.C., & Fahs, P.S. (2010). Strategies to Reduce Barriers to Recruitment and Participation. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Healthcare, 10 (1), 22-33.
Fahs, P.S. & Kalman, M. (2008). Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease and Rural Nursing. In E. Merwin (Ed). Annual Review of Nursing Research, Rural Nursing. Vol. 26. NY: Springer.
Fahs, P.S. (2006) Raising stroke Awareness in Rural Communities. Nurses develop and implement a successful education module that's FAST. American Journal of Nursing, 106 (11), 42.
Morgan, L.L., Fahs, P.S., Klesh, J. (2005). Barriers to research participation identified by rural people. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 11, 407-414.
Fahs, P. S., Baron, M. A., Dura, A., Folks, T., Fronczek, A, Kasey, L.T., Morgan, L.L., Srnka-Debnar, F., Sutherland, M. (2004). Effectiveness of the FAST program on knowledge of Stroke in a rural population. Preventative Medicine 2004 39 (S1) -S6.
Fahs, P.S., Morgan, L.L., & Kalman, M. (2003) A call for replication. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 35, 67-72.
Fahs, P.S. & M.A. Faucher. (2002). Nutriceuticals and cardiovascular health in women. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 47, 190-203.
Fahs, P.S., Grabo, T. N., James, G. D., Neff-Smith, M., & Spencer, G. (2001). A comparison of the cardiovascular risks of rural, suburban, and urban women. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care 2(1)[Online http://www.rno.org/journal]
Aiello, M. & Fahs, P.S. (2001). A secondary analysis of cardiovascular disease mortality rates among rural Native American women. Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health. 7(2), 42-47.
Cort, N. A. & Fahs, P. S. (2001). Heart disease: The hidden killer of rural black women. Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health. 7(2), 37-41.
Fahs, P.S. (2001) Health risks and practices of women residing in Delaware County, New York. Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health, 7(1), 41-49.
Fahs, P.S. (2000) A book review of Conceptual Basis for Rural Nursing. Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health 6(2) 38.
Grabo, T., Fahs, P.S., Nataupsky, L, Reich, H. (1999). Uterine myomas: Treatment options. JOGNN, 28, 23-31.
Fahs, P. S. S. (1999). The Village of Candor 1997 Partners in Rural Traffic Safety. In Partners in Community Health: Working Together for a Healthy New York (pp. 268-277). NY: Milbank Memorial Fund.
Fahs, P.S., Smith, B.E., Atav, S. A., Britten, M.X., Collins, M. S., Morgan, L.L., Spencer, G. A. (1999) Integrative research review of risk behaviors among adolescents in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Journal of Adolescent Health, 24, 230-243.
Fahs, P.S. (1999). Letter to the Editor: Responding to Dzurec article. ANS 21(4), vii. Response to Dzurec, L.C. (1998). Certainty, leaps of faith and tradition: Rethinking clinical interventions. Advances in Nursing Science, 21(2), 52-61.
Fahs, P.S. & Friedland, M. (1996) Evaluation of the bleeding hospitalized patient: A practical approach to determining causes.Clinician Reviews. 6(6), 79 - 82; 87- 89; 93 -94; 99 - 102; 104 - 106; 109 -110.
Fahs, P.S. & Anderson, F. (1995) Effective use of the research consultant. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association 26 (4), 14-17.
Fahs, P. S. S. (1991). Effect of heparin injectate volume on pain and bruising using the Roy model. Dissertation Abstracts B52(10), p. 5195.
Fahs, P. S. S. & Kinney, M. R. (1991). Evaluation of the abdomen, thigh, and arm as sites for subcutaneous sodium heparin injections. Nursing Research, 40, 204-207.
Morgan, L.L. & Fahs, P.S. (Eds.). (2007). Conversations in the Disciplines: Sustaining Rural Populations. Binghamton, NY: Global Academic Publishing.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (2003). Evidence-based clinical practice guideline: Cardiovascular health for women: Primary prevention. (2nd Ed). Washington, DC: Author [Fahs, PS guideline revision team member]
Fahs, P.S., Findholt, N. & Daniel, S. D. (2003). Themes and issues in rural nursing research, pp 156-172. In M.S. Collins (Ed.). Teaching / learning activities for rural community-based nursing practice. Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. (2001). Evidence-based clinical practice guideline: Cardiovascular health for women: Primary prevention. Washington, DC: Author [Fahs, PS guideline team member]
Kalman, M., Wells, M. & Fahs, P.S. Matters of your heart. Educating women about female heart attack and prodromal symptoms and the appropriate response to these symptoms. Funded through grants from the Rural Nurse Organization (RNO), Marsh Fund (to M Wells) Upstate Medical University Intramural Grant (M. Kalman).
Currently working on the project, Jason Mahler, RN, BS, PhD student.
Others that have worked on this project include DSON Graduates Margaret (Peg) Pribulick PhD and Donna Hogan, PhD. PhD students, Nanette Cowen, Karen Felthman, Nina Flanagan, Roberta Rolland, Olympia Berger, and Donna Hogan
Fahs, P.S.; Grabo, T.N.; James, G.D; Austin, E.N.; Baron, M.A., Britten, M.; Britton, G.; Dura, A., Johnston, Y.; Morgan, D.; Myers, M. Nemcek; A.; Pierce C.; Pribulick, M., Quaranta, J.; Seibold-Simpson, S.M.; Spencer, G.; & Srnka-Debnar, F.; In collaboration as members of the Women's Health Care Partnership ( Decker School of Nursing [DSON], Kresge Center of Nursing Research [KCNR], & Institute for Primary and Preventative Healthcare [IPPH]) studying Promotion of Heart Health in Rural Women. Funded in Part by the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grant 1 R15NR009218-01A. January 6, 2006-December 31, 2008, PS Fahs) and Mee Foundation Grant (C Jacobs & P.S. Fahs).
Prior undergraduate student team leaders, of this team included: Gaspard, J.C., Harris, O; and Landell, S.; Other former team members included Nketiah, V., Sirota, I.; Vega, D. & Wood, L. In addition over 50 undergraduates and graduate students took part in this research study that was partially funded as an R15 Academic Enhancement Research Award from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing and National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute. Student who assisted in the project were from the Decker School of Nursing and other disciplines on campus. All students on this project are now Alumni of Binghamton University.
The Women's Health Care Partnership also wishes to recognize the work and assistance of members of the Mary E. Mahoney Support Group of the Decker School of Nursing and members past and present of the Nursing 360 class who have volunteered their time and energy to assist in this project.
Fahs, P.S.; Grabo, T.N.; James, G.D; Pierce C.; Spencer, G; Mahlangu, M. in collaboration as members of the Women's Health Care Partnership (DSON, KCNR, & IPPH) studying Promotion of Heart Health in Rural Women.
Fahs, P.S. ; Austin, E.N.; Baron, M.A.; Dura, A.; Fronczek, A.; Leppert, T.; Morgan, L.L.; Pierce, C.; Srnka-Debnar, F.; and Terriquez-Kasey, L. and Volunteers from Nurs 360. Facts for Action to Stoke Treatment (FAST). A community education program on the risks and symptoms of stroke (CVA) and when to seek emergency medical care. (Funded in part by the O'Connor Foundation; Assemblyman Clifford Crouch New York State Assembly Member Item; Axtell Foundation; Thomson Trust and Broome County United Way Venture Grant).
Former undergraduate student members, now Alumni, of this team include: Sirota, I. Spencer, T; & Gordon, L.
The FAST Team also wishes to recognize the work and assistance of the Decker School of Nursing and members of past Nursing 360 classes who volunteered their time and energy to assist in this project.
Morgan, LL, Fahs, P.S. A Survey of the Willingness of Rural Dwellers to Participate in Health Research. Spring 2002-2003. (Funded through O'Connor Office of Rural Health Studies and Faculty Honorariums from McNair Scholar's Program 200 and 2002)
Graduate Research Assistants Cottrell, L., & Baron, M.A. Volunteers Assisting with preparation of surveys for mailing included faculty Dr. C. Pierce and undergraduate students, now alumni, K. Patterson, T. Spencer, A. Adesheila, D. Carter, O. Dele-Michael, & R. Gamboa.
Last Updated: 2/19/13