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Elaine Krug

InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
AddressP.O. Box MSC 160
College of Nursing - 99 Jonathan Lucas St.
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    2006Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
    2006Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Award, Southern Nursing Research Society
    2005Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
    2002Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    2007Dean's Alumni/ae Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution, Pace University
    2010Teaching Excellence Award as Educator/Mentor, MUSC
    2009Outstanding PhD Faculty, College of Nursing MUSC
    2004Golden Lamp Award (teaching), College of Nursing MUS
    2000Outstanding MSN Faculty, College of Nursing MUSC

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    Elaine Amella is a Professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina and Director of the PhD in Nursing program. Dr. Amella received her PhD in Theory Development and Nursing from New York University. Prepared as an Advanced Practice Nurse in geriatrics, Dr. Amella's clinical specialization is in nursing and interdisciplinary care of the older adults, which she has maintained for over 30 years. Dr. Amella has been funded by the National Institutes of Health – both the NINR and NIA - for community and institutionally-based interventions to help caregivers manage ADLs, especially meals, for individuals with moderate or late-stage dementia, the USDA for the testing of rural nutrition and food safety training programs in senior centers around South Carolina, along with federal training and intramural grants – the latest an interprofessional award from SCTR - working with a basic scientist using an animal model to translate science to humans regarding nutrition and Alzheimer's disease. She collaborates with international colleagues on issues of end-of-life care and caregiving, has mentored numerous nursing and speech-language PhD students, and is widely published in interprofessional journals. She has a research interest in the association of dysphagia and dementia, and has served on international work groups concerning this issue.
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    Alzheimers, Dementia, Nutrition, Aging, Geriatrics

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    1. Smith, L., Amella, E.J., Edlund, B. & Mueller, M. A dimensional analysis of the concept of suffering in people with dementia at the end-of-life. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing,. 2014; 5(16):263-279.
    2. Kehinde JO, Amella EJ, Pepper GA, Mueller M, Kelechi TJ, Edlund BJ. Structure- and process-related fall risks for older adults living with dementia in nursing homes. J Clin Nurs. 2014 Dec; 23(23-24):3600-2. PMID: 23228099.
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    3. Watson R, Thompson DR, Amella E. Doctorates and nurses. Contemp Nurse. 2011 Apr-Jun; 38(1-2):151-9. PMID: 21854246.
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    4. Amella EJ, Grant AP, Mulloy C. Eating Behavior in Persons With Moderate to Late-stage Dementia: Assessment and Interventions. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc. 2008 Jan; 13(6):360-7. PMID: 21672875.
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    5. Amella EJ. Presentation of illness in older adults. Am J Nurs. 2004 Oct; 104(10):40-51; quiz 52. PMID: 15492536.
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    6. Amella EJ. Feeding and hydration issues for older adults with dementia. Nurs Clin North Am. 2004 Sep; 39(3):607-23. PMID: 15331305.
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    7. Amella EJ. Resistance at mealtimes for persons with dementia. J Nutr Health Aging. 2002; 6(2):117-22. PMID: 12166364.
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    8. Amella EJ, Brown L, Resnick B, McArthur DB. Partners for NP education: the 1999 AANP preceptor and faculty survey. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2001 Nov; 13(11):517-23. PMID: 11930517.
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    9. Amella EJ. The complexity of obesity. Image J Nurs Sch. 1999; 31(4):316. PMID: 10628095.
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    10. Beaton SR, Amella EJ. Facilitating expert practice in gerontological nursing. Nursingconnections. 1990; 3(3):19-26. PMID: 2234127.
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    11. Amella EJ. Mealtime difficulties.
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