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Gigi M. Smith

TitleExecutive Associate Dean for Academics
InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentNursing
AddressP.O. Box MSC 160
300 B
College of Nursing - 99 Jonathan Lucas St.
Phone843-792-4611
Fax843-792-2104
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    2013 - 2013Outstanding Clinician Faculty Award, Medical University of SC
    2012 - 2012Teaching Award, MSN/DNP Program, College of Nursing, Medical University of SC
    2012 - 2012South Carolina Deans and Directors, Nursing Faculty Scholarship, South Carolina Deans & Directors of Nursing
    2012 - 2012Sigma Theta Tau New Investigator Award, Sigma Theta Tau
    2012 - 2012MUSC Research & Education in Epilepsy Fund Predoctoral Award, MUSC Neurosciences
    2009 - 2011SC Blue Cross Blue Shield Foudnation Fellow Nursing Scholarship, SC Blue Cross Blue Shield
    2007 - 2007American Epilepsy Society Nurse Travel Award, American Epilepsy Society
    2006 - 2006American Epilepsy Society Neurobehavioral Fellow, American Epilepsy Society
    2006 - 2006South Carolina Palmetto Gold Nurse Award, SC Nurses Foundation
    2005 - 2005Nurse Health Care Hero Award, Charleston Regional Business Association
    2005 - 2005South Carolina Nurses' Association Excellence in Nursing Practice Award, SC Nurses' Association
    2005 - 2005Teaching Award, MSN Program, College of Nursing, Medical University of SC

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    Dr. Smith specializes in the care and research of children with epilepsy at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at MUSC. Her dissertation work was a mixed methods study about caregiving in pediatric epilepsy. She also continues working with Dr. Janelle Wagner testing a depression-screening instrument for youth with epilepsy. She previously participated in a pilot study as co-investigator on a cognitive behavioral intervention for youth with epilepsy and their caregivers, as well as three CDC research grants through the Department of Biostastics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology at MUSC. The South Carolina Epidemiological Study of Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders (SCESESD) is investigated the incidence of epilepsy in South Carolina. The South Carolina Health Outcomes Project in Epilepsy (SC HOPE) is investigated disparities in care outcomes for patients with epilepsy and their families. The Health Outcomes in Persons with Epilepsy in SC investigated the co-morbidities of epilepsy. She is the principal investigator of Impacting At-risk Populations through Multi-modal Training of Nursing and Medical Students in SBIRT, an educational grant funded by SAMHSA. She is also PI of the Blue Cross Blue Shield SC Foundation program grant Addressing Mental Health Needs in SC through Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. In addition, Dr. Smith is the PI for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship and Nurse Faculty Loan Program at the College of Nursing. Dr. Smith was previously awarded the MUSC Outstanding Clinician Faculty Award, South Carolina Palmetto Gold Nurses’ Award, South Carolina Nurses’ Association Excellence in Nursing Practice Award, and the Charleston Regional Business Association Nurse Health Care Hero Award.

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    Epilepsy

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    1. Wagner JL, Kellermann T, Mueller M, Smith G, Brooks B, Arnett A, Modi AC. Development and validation of the NDDI-E-Y: a screening tool for depressive symptoms in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2016 08; 57(8):1265-70. PMID: 27354177.
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    2. Selassie AW, Wilson DA, Wagner JL, Smith G, Wannamaker BB. Population-based comparative analysis of risk of death in children and adolescents with epilepsy and migraine. Epilepsia. 2015 Dec; 56(12):1957-65. PMID: 26662192.
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    3. Wagner JL, Brooks B, Smith G, St Marie K, Kellermann TS, Wilson D, Wannamaker B, Selassie A. Determining patient needs: A partnership with South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (SAFE). Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Oct; 51:294-9. PMID: 26318792.
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    4. Smith G, Wagner JL, Edwards JC. Epilepsy update, part 2: nursing care and evidence-based treatment. Am J Nurs. 2015 Jun; 115(6):34-44; quiz 45-6. PMID: 25970630.
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    5. Smith G, Wagner JL, Edwards JC. CE: Epilepsy Update, Part 1: Refining Our Understanding of a Complex Disease. Am J Nurs. 2015 May; 115(5):40-7; quiz 48-9. PMID: 25859747.
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    6. Selassie AW, Wilson DA, Malek AM, Wagner JL, Smith G, Martz G, Edwards J, Wannamaker B, Zack MM, Kobau R. Premature deaths among children with epilepsy - South Carolina, 2000-2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Nov 07; 63(44):989-94. PMID: 25375069.
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    7. Wagner JL, Wilson DA, Smith G, Malek A, Selassie AW. Neurodevelopmental and mental health comorbidities in children and adolescents with epilepsy and migraine: a response to identified research gaps. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Jan; 57(1):45-52. PMID: 25088717.
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    8. Smith G, Wagner J, Andrews J, Austin J, Mueller M, Carter E, Griesemer K. Caregiving in pediatric epilepsy: results of focus groups and implications for research and practice. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 May; 34:34-41. PMID: 24681383.
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    9. Selassie AW, Wilson DA, Martz GU, Smith GG, Wagner JL, Wannamaker BB. Epilepsy beyond seizure: a population-based study of comorbidities. Epilepsy Res. 2014 Feb; 108(2):305-15. PMID: 24405940.
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    10. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson PL, Fedele DA. Preliminary Psychometrics of the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy-Youth. J Child Neurol. 2013 Nov; 28(11):1392-1399. PMID: 23576412.
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    11. Guilfoyle SM, Wagner JL, Smith G, Modi AC. Early screening and identification of psychological comorbidities in pediatric epilepsy is necessary. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Dec; 25(4):495-500. PMID: 23153713.
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    12. Wagner JL, Ferguson PL, Smith G. The relationship of coping behaviors to depressive symptoms in youth with epilepsy: an examination of caregiver and youth proxy report. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 May; 24(1):86-92. PMID: 22481037.
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    13. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson P. Self-efficacy for seizure management and youth depressive symptoms: caregiver and youth perspectives. Seizure. 2012 Jun; 21(5):334-9. PMID: 22425424.
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    14. Ryan JL, Ramsey RR, Fedele DA, Wagner JL, Smith G, Chaney JM. Exploration of age and sex differences in depressive symptoms and illness attitudes for youth with epilepsy and juvenile rheumatic disease. J Child Neurol. 2012 Aug; 27(8):1004-10. PMID: 22290860.
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    15. Smith G & Wagner JL. Commentary on “Care delivery and self-management strategies for children with epilepsy." . Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal. 2012; 1(7):241-243.
    16. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson P, van Bakergem K, Hrisko S. Feasibility of a pediatric cognitive-behavioral self-management intervention: Coping Openly and Personally with Epilepsy (COPE). Seizure. 2011 Jul; 20(6):462-7. PMID: 21414811.
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    17. Wagner JL, Modi A, Smith G. Commentary: Pediatric epilepsy: a good fit for pediatric psychologists. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 May; 36(4):461-5. PMID: 21148174.
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    18. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson P, van Bakergem K, Hrisko S. Pilot study of an integrated cognitive-behavioral and self-management intervention for youth with epilepsy and caregivers: Coping Openly and Personally with Epilepsy (COPE). Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Jul; 18(3):280-5. PMID: 20488757.
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    19. Ferguson PL, Smith GM, Wannamaker BB, Thurman DJ, Pickelsimer EE, Selassie AW. A population-based study of risk of epilepsy after hospitalization for traumatic brain injury. Epilepsia. 2010 May; 51(5):891-8. PMID: 19845734.
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    20. Smith G, Ferguson PL, Saunders LL, Wagner JL, Wannamaker BB, Selassie AW. Psychosocial factors associated with stigma in adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Nov; 16(3):484-90. PMID: 19782005.
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    21. Wagner JL, Sample PL, Ferguson PL, Pickelsimer EE, Smith GM, Selassie AW. Impact of pediatric epilepsy: voices from a focus group and implications for public policy change. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Sep; 16(1):161-5. PMID: 19646930.
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    22. Wagner JL, Smith GM, Ferguson PL, Wannamaker BB. Caregiver perceptions of seizure severity in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2009 Sep; 50(9):2102-9. PMID: 19490037.
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    23. Ferguson PL, Chiprich J, Smith G, Dong B, Wannamaker BB, Kobau R, Thurman DJ, Selassie AW. Prevalence of self-reported epilepsy, health care access, and health behaviors among adults in South Carolina. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Oct; 13(3):529-34. PMID: 18585962.
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    24. Wagner JL, Smith G, Ferguson PL, Horton S, Wilson E. A hopelessness model of depressive symptoms in youth with epilepsy. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Jan-Feb; 34(1):89-96. PMID: 18539619.
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    25. Wagner JL, Smith G. Pediatric epilepsy: the role of the pediatric psychologist. Epilepsy Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(3):253-6. PMID: 17905666.
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    26. Wagner JL, Smith G. Psychological services in a pediatric epilepsy clinic: Referral patterns and feasibility. Epilepsy Behav. 2007 Feb; 10(1):129-33. PMID: 17161654.
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    27. Wagner JL, Smith G. Psychosocial intervention in pediatric epilepsy: a critique of the literature. Epilepsy Behav. 2006 Feb; 8(1):39-49. PMID: 16246636.
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    28. Li Z, Turner RP, Smith G. Childhood paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia: report of seven cases with onset at an early age. Epilepsy Behav. 2005 May; 6(3):435-9. PMID: 15820356.
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    29. Griesemer DA, Kellner CH, Beale MD, Smith GM. Electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of intractable seizures. Initial findings in two children. Neurology. 1997 Nov; 49(5):1389-92. PMID: 9371927.
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