Sept. 28 — Alumna’s article detailing tool to asses caregiver readiness garners recognition An article by Michelle Camicia, a 2018 graduate of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis doctoral program, and a team of nursing faculty, was recently recognized by two organizations for the authors’ scientific contributions. The article, ”Development of an Instrument to Assess Stroke Caregivers’ Readiness for the Transition Home,” was originally published online in January 2019 in Rehabilitation Nursing, a journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). It was recently published in the September-October print version of the journal. Following the print publication, ARN noted the article was one of three hot topic articles for the issue and was featured in an ARN Newswise research alert. In the first week that it was published, the alert generated more than 11,000 hits and it appeared at the top of the news on Google News in searches related to instruments and stroke. The article highlights Michelle’s research to develop a measure to assess stroke caregivers’ commitment and capacity to assume the caregiving role prior to patients’ discharge. Other contributing authors included Barbara Lutz of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington School of Nursing along with UC Davis School of Nursing faculty Terri Harvath, Katherine Kim and Jill Joseph. The article was selected for the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) 2020 Stroke Article of the Year. Michelle is the director of the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo. The center supports those recovering from stroke, brain or spinal cord injury.