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Patricia Crane, PhD, RN, FAHA, FNAP

Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship Richard R. Eakin Distinguished Professor
Professor
Office: 4210C Health Sciences Building
Phone: (252) 744-6453

I currently serve as the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship in the College of Nursing.  As the Richard R. Eakin Distiguished Professor of Nursing, the focus of my research is cardiovascular disease in aging adults .  Specifically, my research is concentrated on preventing the progression of cardiovascular disease (secondary prevention) primarily targeting those with coronary heart disease.

 

Bio

I have a consistent program of research focusing on cardiovascular disease in aging and disparate populations using both quantitative and qualitative methods. I focus on symptoms, specifically fatigue, sleep, depression, and other correlates including inflammatory cytokines (IL-6, TNFa, CRP-hs) which influence physical activity after a myocardial infarction. My research is biobehavioral and the team is interprofessional and collaborative.  I have extensive experiences in mentoring, consulting, and working with research teams.

Research Interests

My research interest is related to cardiovascular disease, aging, and health disparities.  I focus on symptoms and the physiological underpinnings associated with symptoms and health behaviors of adults. 

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Referred Articles/Papers

Efird J, Griffin W, Sarpong D, Davies S, Vann I, Koutlas N, Anderson E, Crane P, Landrine H, Kindell L, Iqbal Z, Ferguson T, Chitwood R, Kypson A.  Increased long-term mortality among CABG patients receiving preoperative inotropic agents.  IJERPH (In-Press, IJERPH-7420).

*Efird J, O’Neal W, Davies S, Shiue K, Grzybowski M, Kindell L, Kypson A, Bowling M, Ferguson T, Alger L, Crane P.  Length of stay and long-term survival after cardiac surgery among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. AJCC (In-Press, AJCC-D-14-00048R2).

*Efird J, Griffin W, Davies S, O’Neal W, Crane P, Kindell L, O’Neal J, Chitwood W, Kypson A. Seasonal incidence of emergent coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Heart Surgery Forum 2016;19(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1277

*Crane, P. B., Abel, W. M., Efird, J. (2016). Fatigue in Older Adults Post Myocardial Infarction. Frontiers in Public Health. http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00055

*Efird J. T., Gudimella P., O'Neal W. T., Griffin W. F., Landrine H., Kindell L. C., Davies S. W., Sarpong D. F., O'Neal J. B., Crane P. B. , Nelson M. A., Ferguson T. B., Chitwood W. R., Kypson A. P., Anderson E.J., (2016). Comparison of risk of atrial fibrillation in Black versus White patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. American Journal of Cardiology, 16 doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.12.056. [Epub ahead of print]

*Efird, J. T., Griffin, W. F., Gudimella, P., O’Neal, W. T., Davies, S. W., Crane, P. B., Anderson, E. J., Kindell, L. C., Landrine, H., O’Neal, J. B., Alwair, H., Kypson, A. P., Nifong, w. L., & Chitwood, W. R. (2015). Conditional long-term survival following minimally invasive robotic mitral valve repair: A health services perspective. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 4(5), 433-442.

*Crane, P. B., Abel, W. M., & McCoy T. P.  (2015). Fatigue and physical activity after myocardial infarction. Biological Research for Nursing 17(3), 276-284.

*Sherer, A. P., Crane, P. B., Abel, W. M. & Efird, J. (2014). Determining factors associated with heart failure readmissions. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. PMID: 25513988

*Abel, W. M., Crane, P. B., & McCoy, T. P. (2014). Predictors of Depression in Black women with Hypertension. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 35(3), 165-174       

+Phillips, S., Crane, P. B., & Dennison, S. T. (2010). Establishing a new faculty mentoring program: Proposal development.  Journal on Centers for Teaching & Learning, 2, http://celt.muohio.edu/jctl/issue.php?v=2&n=0

*McSweeney, J. C., O’Sullivan, P., Cleves, M. A., Lefler L. L., Moser, D. K., Dunn, K., Kovacs, M., Crane, P. B., Ramer, L., Messmer, P. R., Garvin, B. J. Zhao, W. (2010). Racial differences in women’s prodromal and acute symptoms of myocardial infarction. American Journal of Critical Care, 19 (1) 63-73.

+Lewallen, L. P. & Crane, P. B. (2010).  Choosing a Publication Venue. Journal of Professional Nursing.26(4), 250-254.

*Moss, L., & Crane, P. B. (2010).  Polypharmacy in elderly women after myocardial infarction. Women and Aging, 22(1), 22-33.

*Kring, D., & Crane, P. B. (2009). Predictors of the end of life in chronic kidney disease: A pilot study.  Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research 9(3), http://snrs.org/publications/SOJNR_articles2/Vol09Num03Art10.html

*Kring, D., & Crane, P. B. (2009).  Factors affecting quality of life in persons on hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 36(1), 15-24;55.

*Williams, A. M., Crane, P. B., & Kring, D. (2007). Fatigue in African American women on hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal. 34(6), 610-617; 644.

Crane, P. B. (2007). Commentary on “nursing home residents’ sense of coherence and functional status”. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(2), 104-105.

*Crane, P. B., & Wallace, D. C. (2007). Cardiovascular risks and physical activity in middle-aged and elderly African-American women. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 22(4), 297-301.

+Kohlenberg, E., Kennedy-Malone, L., Crane, P. B., & Letvak, S. (2007). Infusing gerontological nursing content into advanced practice nursing education. Nursing Outlook, 55, 38-43.

*Crane, P. B., Oles, K. S., & Kennedy-Malone, L. (2006). Beta blocker usage in older women after myocardial infarction. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18, 463-470.

+Kennedy-Malone, L., Penrod, J., Kohlenberg, E. M., Letvak, S. A., Crane, P. B.,  Tesh, A., et al. (2006). Integrating gerontology competencies into graduate nursing programs.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(2), 123-12.

*Simpson, J., & Crane, P.B. (2005). The effects of hyperglycemia on length of stay with myocardial infarction. MEDSURG Nursing, 14(4), 233-239.

*Crane, P.B. (2005).  Fatigue and physical activity in older women after myocardial infarction. Heart and Lung, 34(1), 30-38.

+Aucoin, J.A., Jones, E., Letvak, S., Crane, P.B., & Gilbert, K.M. (2004). Targeted group advising. Nurse Educator, 29(6), 226-227.

*Crane, P.B., Letvak, S., Lewallen, L., Jones, E., & Hu, J. (2004). Inclusion of women in research: 1995-2001. Nursing Research, 53(4), 237-242.

*McSweeney, J.C., O’Sullivan, P., Cody, M., & Crane, P.B. (2004). Development of the McSweeney acute and prodromal myocardial infarction symptom survey. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 19(1), 58-67.

Crane, P.B., Cody, M., & McSweeney, J. (2004). Informed consent: A process to facilitate older adults’ participation in research. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 30(4), 40-44.

+Lewallen, L. P., Crane, P.B., Letvak, S., Jones, E., & Hu, J. (2003). An innovative strategy to enhance new faculty success. Nursing Education Perspectives. 24(5), 257-260.

*Crane, P.B. & McSweeney, J.C. (2003). Exploring older women’s lifestyle changes after myocardial infarction. MEDSURG Nursing. 12(3), 170-176.

*Crane, P.B. (2001).  I want to know: Exploring how older women acquire knowledge after a myocardial infarction.  Journal of Women and Aging, 13,(4), 3-20.

*McSweeney, J., Cody, M., & Crane, P.B. (2001).  Do you know them when you see them?  Women’s prodromal and acute symptoms of MI.  The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,15(3), 26-38.

*McSweeney, J. & Crane, P.B. (2001).  An act of courage: Women’s decision-making processes regarding outpatient cardiac rehabilitation attendance.  Rehabilitation Nursing, 26, 132-140.

*McSweeney, J. & Crane, P.B. (2000).  Challenging the rules: Women’s prodromal and acute symptoms of myocardial infarction.  Research in Nursing & Health, 23, 135-146.

Koenigseder, L., Crane, P, & Lucy, P. (1993).  HELLP:  A collaborative challenge for critical care and obstetric nurses.  American Journal of Critical Care, 2, 385-394.

Book Chapters

Books and Monographs

Non-Refereed Articles/Papers

Grants

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities/NIH, 1P20MD002289-NIMHD/NIH, 10/1/2007-5/31/2012.  Wallace, D. (PI). Crane, P. (PI), Letvak, S., Abel, W. M., & Gupta, S. (2011-2012). Comparing risks of myocardial infarction reoccurrence in whites and blacks. $447,750. 30% effort P. Crane (PI) funded

Moses Cone Health System, “Predictors of readmission or death in heart failure patients,” (2010-2011). Anita Sherer (PI), P. Crane (Co-I). donated time

National Institute of Nursing Research, “Predicting Persistent Fatigue in Older Adults after Myocardial Infarction,” 1 R01 NR011160-01A2; (2009) Reviewed 2010. $1,061,067 direct costs, P Crane (PI) Not funded

National Institute of Nursing Research, “Predicting Persistent Fatigue in Older Adults after Myocardial Infarction,” 1 R01 NR011160-01A1; (2008) Reviewed 2000. $1,037,680 direct costs, P Crane (PI) Not funded

National Institute of Nursing Research, “Predicting Persistent Fatigue in Older Adults after Myocardial Infarction,” 1 R01 NR011160-01; (2007) Reviewed 2008. $1,288,909 direct costs, P Crane (PI) Not funded

National Institute of Nursing Research, “Fatigue After Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults,” 1R15 NR009033-01A1.  $209,250 (7/20/05-6/08). 30% effort. P. Crane (PI) funded

National Institute of Health, “TRIAD: Teamwork in Research and Intervention to Alleviate Disparities,” MD R24000529  $825,000 (9/03-1/07). Wallace, D. (PI).  Pilot Project Research Core: “Physical Activity in Older African Americans.” Total funding: $15,293.50, P. Crane (PI) funded

Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, “Quality of Life in Women Participating in a Nurse Managed Comprehensive Congestive Heart Failure Program,” $857 (11/2002-11/2003) P. Crane (PI) funded

American Nurses Foundation:  “Symptoms in Older Women after Myocardial Infarction,” $3472 (11/2001-11/2002) P. Crane (PI) funded

INTRAMURAL

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, “Cardiovascular Disease              in Minority Women,” Total funding:  $50,000. (3/2003-7/2004).  Wallace,         D. (PI), & Crane, P. (Co-investigator)

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Summer Excellence Award, Total funding: $4000 (2003) P. Crane (PI)

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro New Faculty Grant:  “Symptoms in Older Women after Myocardial Infarction,” Total funding: $5000 (12/2001-6/2002) P. Crane (PI)

 

Refereed Presentations

Abel, W. M. & Crane, P. B. & McCoy, T. (2014). Differences in Cardiovascular Risks and Symptoms Post Single and Recurrent Myocardial Infarction in Whites and Non-Whites. 28th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Paper, Abstract

 

Abel, W. M., & Crane, P. B. (2014). Medication Adherence Factors in Black Women with Hypertension. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Poster, Abstract

 

Walters, G.A. & Crane, P. B. (2013).  Disparities in Cardiac Risks in Recurrent and Nonrecurrent Myocardial Infarctions. 27th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Paper, Abstract

 

Jenkins, J.B.  & Crane, P. B. (2012).  Older Adults and Osteoarthritis: Factors Influencing Quality of Life. 26th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Paper, Abstract

 

Paul, G., & Crane, P. B. (2011). Factors Associated with Time in Seeking Treatment for symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Rural Settings, 25th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Poster, Abstract

 

Abel, W. M, Crane, P. B., Efird, J., Sherer, A. P. (2011). Predictors of Readmission in Heart Failure Patients. 25th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Paper, Abstract.

 

Jenkins, J.B.  & Crane, P. B. (2011).  Factors Influencing Quality of Life in Older Adults with Osteoarthritis.  Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference,, Paper, Abstract

 

Crane, P. B. (2010). Post Myocardial Infarction Physiologic Factors Predict Cardiac-Related Hospital Readmission. 24th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference. Paper Abstract.

 

Crane, P. B. (2009). Examining Levels of Persistent Fatigue in Older Adults after Myocardial Infarction. 23th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference. Paper Abstract.

 

Crane, P. B. (2008). Correlates of fatigue in older men and women post myocardial infarction. 2008 Council on the Advancement of Nursing Science Annual Meeting. Paper abstract.

 

Crane, P. B. & Allen, J. (2007). Physiological factors associated with fatigue in older adults after myocardial infarction. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Circulation, 116, II_675-II-676.

 

Crane, P. B. (2005). Beta Blocker Usage and Fatigue and Depression in Older Women after Myocardial Infarction. 19th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference. Paper Abstract.

 

Crane, P. B. (2005). Cardiac rehabilitation attendance and physical activity in older women after myocardial infarction. 38th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International. Paper. Abstract.

 

Crane, P. (2004). Symptoms in older women after myocardial infarction. 18th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference. Paper Abstract.

 

Crane, P. (2003). Inclusion of women in nursing research 1995-2001: Variables associated with inclusion/exclusion. 17th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference. Paper Abstract.

 

Crane, P. (2001).  I want to know: Exploring how older women acquire knowledge after a myocardial infarction.  5th Annual Arkansas Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Workshop. Paper Abstract.

 

McSweeney, J. & Crane, P. (2000). Exploring Women’s Attendance and Adherence to an Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Tri Chapter Research Day Abstracts.

 

McSweeney, J. & Crane, P. (2000) Exploring Women’s Attendance and Adherence to an Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Southern Nursing Research Society Research Conference. Paper Abstract.

 

Non-Referred Presentations

Invited Presentations

Consultations

Special Projects/Faculty Development

Research Activities

Courses Taught

Graduate

                        East Carolina University

NUR8202: Seminar in Interprofessional Research

NUR8267: Design and Statistical Methods for Advanced Nursing

       Practice

                        The University of North Carolina at Greensboro      

NUR704:  Quantitative Research in Nursing (2008-2013)

NUR710:  Philosophy of Knowledge Development in Nursing (2005-2007)

NUR 610: Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (2001-2014)

NUR 641: Nursing Administration (2002-2014)

NUR540:  Budget Development and Analysis of Nursing Services (2005-2014)

NUR790:  Directed Research

NUR799:  Dissertation

NUR 550:  Pathophysiology (2014)                   

Undergraduate

                        The University of North Carolina at Greensbor

NUR 425: Nursing Practicum I (2001) NUR 430:  Care of Individuals with Complex Illness (2001 – 2004; 2012)                       

NUR 440:  Nursing Practicum II (2002-2003; 2009)

NUR 492:  Independent Study (2007-2011)

NUR415:   Nursing Leadership and Management (2012)

                        University of Central Arkansas

 NURS 4505:  Caring for Adults with Complex Health Problems (1991- 1997)

 NURS 4515: Leadership and Resources Management in Nursing (1992- 1997)

Dissertation Committees

DNP Project Committees

Special Assignments/Faculty Development

Service

American Heart Association

            Regional Director Arkansas (1998-2001)

            Arkansas ACLS Board (1999-2001)

            Council of Cardiovascular Nursing (1999-present)

Leadership Committee (2013-present)

Membership and Communications Committee – AHA Council on Cardiovascular Nursing (2008-present)

Editor- Council Connections  (2009-2011)   

Chair-elect (2011-2013)

Chair (2013- 2015)

            Arkansas Emergency Care Committee (1999-2001)

Southern Nursing Research Society

            State Liaison (2000)

            2000 SNRS Local Planning Committee:  Chair Monitor Committee

            Governing Board Member (2006-2008)

                        Chair Awards Committee (2006-2008)

            Nominations Committee (2008-2010)

            President-Elect (2010-2012)

President (2012-2014)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (1980-present)

Abstract Reviewer 2005-2006

            Research Grant Review Panel 2005-2006

            Central Arkansas Chapter, 1989-1998

            National Membership Committee 1983, 1984

            Northeast Louisiana Chapter

                        Vice President 1987

                        President  1988

Sigma Theta Tau (1984-present)

            Beta Nu (2014-present)

                Beta Chi Chapter (1984-1991)

Kappa Rho Chapter (1991-2001)

                        2000 Tri-Chapter Research Day Planning Committee

Gamma Zeta Chapter (2001-2014)

            Award Chairperson (2002-2004)

            Ruth P. Council Award Committee (2004-2007)

Gerontological Society of America (2004-2010)

Sigma Phi Omega (2002-present)

Nursing Christian Fellowship (2003 - present)

            Faculty advisor (2003 - 2009)

North Carolina League of Nursing (2004-present)

            Secretary (2005 to 2006)

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (2006-2012)

Council for Advancement of Nursing Science (2006-present)

            Steering Committee (2012-2014)

The Society of Geriatric Cardiology (2006-2008)

            Chair Nursing Committee (2006-2008)

North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders (2007 – 2010)

Service Learning Activities

Special Projects

Honors and Awards

2016                Excellence in Research Award-Beta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

2015                Southern Nursing Research Society 2015 Leadership in Research Award

2013                Excellence in Nursing Research Award- Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

2013                Distinguished Scholar and Fellow National Academies of Practice

2011                Business Leader Women Extraordinaire Award

2011                Abstract Award- American Association of HF Nurses. 3rd place

2010                Article by Kring and Crane received the Nephrology Nursing Journal’s Research Writing Award for 2009

2010                Top 5 Reviewer for Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

2009                Excellence in Mentorship Award- Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

2007                NCNA Nurse Researcher of the Year

2007                Attendee Summer Institute on Aging Research sponsored by NIA (competitive application)

2006                Fellowship in the American Heart Association and Council on Cardiovascular Nursing

2006                Honorary Member of Golden Chain Honor Society

2006                The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Research Excellence Award (Associate and Assistant Professor Category)

2005                Teaching Excellence Award – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing

2005                Excellence in Nursing Research Award – Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

2003                Honorable Mention from MEDSURG Nursing for manuscript “Exploring Older Women’s Lifestyle Changes after Myocardial Infarction”

2003                Hartford Geriatric Nurse Research Scholar: NYU

2003                Summer Excellence Research Award – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2002                Sigma Phi Omega

2001                American Nurses Foundation Scholar