CV

Clinical experience Awards Publications Presentations
 
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Current positions

 

2017 – present
Post-doctoral Fellow, Determining the effectiveness of an artificially intelligent sensors to detect functional decline in older adults living in the community.
Gaining expertise in developing acceptable technological interventions and evaluation.
Funding: Canadian Frailty Network, University of Toronto, AGE-WELL Network, CIHR
Supervisor: Dr. Alex Mihailidis
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy,
University of Toronto
Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab,
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network (TRI-UHN)


 
2014 – present
Chief of Operations
QuickChart EMR: the EMR for austere clinical setting
 
2014 – present

Chief of Operations
QuickChart EMR: the EMR for austere clinical setting
 
2014 – present

Associate Director
Medical Service Trip Medicalservicetrip.com

Academic Education

 

2010 – present

Doctorate in Nursing, collaborative program with the Institute of Ageing and Lifecourse
Faculty of Nursing/Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Doctoral thesis: A feasibility study of a multifaceted walking intervention to maintain functional mobility, ADL function, and quality of life among nursing home residents with dementia
Supervisor: Dr. Katherine S. McGilton

2009
Masters of Nursing, Clinical nursing field (candidate)
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

2006
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (graduated with high distinction)
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

2004
Honors Bachelor of Science (Double major in Neuroscience and Psychology)
University of Toronto

Research Experience

Sept 2014- present
Research associate 2 (Dr. Katherine McGilton)
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network

Oct 2013-present
Highly Qualified Personnel (Dr. Katherine McGilton & Dr. Paula vanWyk)
Systematic and Meta-analysis of outpatient rehabilitation interventions for hip fracture patients with cognitive impairment

Sept 2013- present
Research assistant (Dr. Lianne Jeffs, Scientific Director)
Nursing Health Services Research Unit

Sept 2010 – Present
Research assistant (Dr. Katherine McGilton)
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network

June 2011-April 2014
Research assistant (Dr. Diane Doran, Professor Emeritus)
Nursing Health Services Research Unit

2009- 2010
Research Advancing Nursing Collaborative Development Program Ryerson University & St. Michael’s Hospital

2005-2009
Research team member (Dr. Marilyn Ballantyne and Dr. Bonnie Stevens)
Hospital for Sick Children/ University of Toronto

2005-2006
Research Assistant (Dr. Rebecca Riddel-Pilli and Dr. Bonnie Stevens)
Hospital for Sick Children

2004-2005
Research Assistant (Iris Epstein, PhD Student)
Hospital for Sick Children/CIHR

Investigator

2015 – current
Co-investigator, A feasibility study of a dance intervention for cognitively impaired nursing home residents

Funded by: Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association


2014- current
Co-investigator, Management of Common Complaints in North American settings versus Latin America short-term medical brigades
University of Toronto

2009- 2010
Principle Investigator, Nursing Attitudes towards Illicit Drug Users in a General Internal Medicine Setting
St. Michael’s Hospital

Teaching Experience

2010-2011
Teaching Assistant (Masters of Nursing graduate courses: Symptom management of Acute illness), University of Toronto

2010- 2011
Clinical assistant (BScN. students), University of Toronto


Apr – Sep 2007
MCAT review (Verbal Reasoning) instructor
The Princeton Review

Guest speaker

Dec 2012
Ethical Considerations – Conducting research with participants with Dementia. Guest Speaker for University Health Network’s Research Ethics Board Retreat, Toronto, Ontario.

Select Committees and Activities

May 2013-present
Executive on the Consortium of the International Professional Practice Nurses in Long-Term care

 

2013-present
Organizing committee member of the “Strengthening the Role of the Registered Nurse in Long-term care” (part 2) international conference, Toronto.

2012-2014
Doctoral curriculum committee, Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto

2012-present
Academic appeals committee, Faculty of Nursing,University of Toronto

2012-present
Co-lead of Intervention group for the Chief Nursing Officer’s committee, Toronto Academic Health Science Network

2012-present
Reviewer for Clinical Nursing Research Journal. Impact factor =0.88

2011-2012
Reviewer for the BioMed Central Geriatrics open journal. Impact factor=1.7

2011-2012
Reviewer for the BioMed Central Pediatrics open journal. Impact factor=1.5

2011-2012
Abstract reviewer for the Canadian Association of Gerontology Annual Scientific meeting

2011
Long-term care Innovation Expert Panel, Ontario Long Term Care Association

2010-present
Team Optimize, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

2010-2011
Abstract reviewer for the Canadian Association of Gerontology Annual Scientific meeting

2010-2011
Organizing committee member of the “Managing Risk Factors for older adult in Acute care” Professional development course, University of Toronto

2010-2011
Organizing committee member of the “Strengthening the Role of the Registered Nurse in Long-term care” international conference, Toronto.

2010
Gerontology Advisory Education Group, University of Toronto

Clinical Experience

October 2007-present
Staff RN
Step-Up Unit, St Michael’s Hospital

October 2006-2007
Staff RN
Internal Medicine,Inner City Health St Michael’s Hospital

2006- 2007
Staff RN
JAM Palliative Home Care

Professional Clinical Development

2013
Gerontological Nursing Certificate, Canadian Nurses Association

2008
Cardiology 2 certificate, George Brown College

2007
High Acuity Nursing certificate, George Brown College

2007
Cardiology 1 certificate, George Brown College

2007
Desensitization of Antibiotics (for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis) certification

2007
Labetalol and Nitroglycerine infusion Training

2007
Tissue Plasinogen Activator (tPA) workshop and certification

2007
Peripheral IV insertion certification

2007
Venous blood certification

2007
Wound Care, level 1

2007
Wound care, level 2
St. Michael’s Hospital

2006
Pediatric Nursing Conference: Pain in Neonates Hospital for Sick Children

2005
Inter-Professional Pain Week
University of Toronto

2004
Inter-Professional Education Conference
University of Toronto

Select Awards

2017 Post-doc fellowship Heart and Stroke Foundation

2017 Canadian Nurses Foundation and CCNA Excellence Award

2016 Team Optimize Trainee award

2015    Doctoral Completion Award, University of Toronto

2015    Bluma Appel and Jeannie Butler Graduate Awards in Nursing, University of Toronto

2014 Mark Rochon Leadership Award, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

2014 Unilever/Lipton Graduate Fellowship in Neurosciences

2014 Bluma Appel and Jeannie Butler Graduate Awards in Nursing, University of Toronto

2013 Canadian Association of Gerontology student Travel Award

2013 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for Mental Health

2013 Northwater Capital Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2013 CIHR Travel Award

2013 Canadian Association of Gerontology student Travel Award

2013 Saddington Julia Alice Memorial

2013 Dent-Paech Nursing Fellowship

2013 U. Of T. Fellowship – Nursing Science

2012 Helene and George Coward Award, Faculty of Medicine for academic excellence in gerontology

2012 Northwater Capital Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2012 University Health Network Research Trainee Conference Award

2012 University of Toronto Fellowship

2012 Julia Alice Saddington Memorial Award in Nursing

2012 Hillian Titley Fellowship

2012 Dent-Paech Nursing Fellowship

2011 Helene and George Coward Award, Faculty of Medicine for academic excellence in gerontology

2011 Patricia Lyon Fellowship, Toronto Rehabilitation institute

2011 University of Toronto Doctoral Fellowship

2011 School of Graduate Studies Winter 2011 Conference Grant, University of Toronto

2011 Kirshenblatt Memorial Scholarship, Toronto Rehabilitation institute

2011 Northwater Capital Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2011 Nursing Health Services Unit Student stipend, University of Toronto $2,250

2010 Hilian Titley Fellowship, University of Toronto

2010 University of Toronto Fellowship

2009 Bluma Appel and Jeannie Butler Graduate Awards in Nursing, University of Toronto

2006 Dean’s Honor List; graduated with high distinction. University of Toronto

2005 Clare Scanlan Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship, University of Toronto

2004 Canadian Institutes Health Research Health Professional Student Research Award

2003 University of Toronto Entrance scholarship

2002 Danforth Collegiate Technical Institute Gifted Excellence award

2002 Danforth Collegiate Technical Institute Outstanding Scholarly Achievement

Publications

In-press

Bethell, J., Chu, C.H., Wodchis, W., Walter, K., Stewart, S., McGilton, K. (Feb 6 2017). Staff Intent to Turn Over in Long Term Care Homes: Supportive Supervision, Job Satisfaction and Happiness. The Gerontologist.

Chu, C.H., Sorin-Peters, R., Sidani, S. & McGilton, K.S. (April 9 2016). An Interprofessional Communication Education Program to Improve Nurses’ Attitudes and Knowledge. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal.

Select Published Manuscripts
Dainton, C., Chu, C.H., Lin, H., Loh, L. (April 2016). Clinical Guidelines for Western Clinicians engaged in primary healthcare medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America: an integrative review. Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Dainton, C., Chu, C. H., Lin, H., Cherniak, W., & Loh, L. C. (2016). A Protocol to Develop Practice Guidelines for Primary Care Medical Service Trips. Annals of Global Health, 82(5), 678-685.

McGilton, K.S., Chu, C.H., Davis, A., Naglie, G., van Wyk, P. (Feb 2016). Factors Influencing Outcomes of Older Adults after Undergoing Rehabilitation for a Fractured Hip. JAGS, 64, 8, 1601–1609. DOI: DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14297

Dainton, C., Chu, C.H., (April 2016). Mobile EMR use for epidemiological surveillance on a medical service trip in Honduras: a pilot study. E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks, 5, 1, 1-7

Chu, C. H., Ploeg, J., Wong, R., Blain, J., & McGilton, K. S. (2016). An Integrative Review of the Structures and Processes Related to Nurse Supervisory Performance in Long‐Term Care. Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing, 13(6), 411-419.

McGilton, K. S., Chu, C. H., Shaw, A. C., Wong, R., & Ploeg, J. (2016). Outcomes related to effective nurse supervision in long‐term care homes: an integrative review. Journal of Nursing Management, 24(8), 1007-1026.

McGilton, K.S., Bowers, B.C., Mueller, C.A., Anderson, R.A., Corazzini, K.N., Boscart, V.M., Ploeg, J., Chu, C.H., et al. (Feb. 2016). Recommendations from the International Consortium on Professional Nursing Practice in Long Term Care Homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2015.11.001

Chu, C.H.,  Paquin, K., Puts, M., Babineau, J., McGilton, K.S., & Van wyk, P. (Jan. 2016). Community based rehabilitation post hospital discharge interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment following a hip fracture: a systematic review.  JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol 2016;3(1):e3. DOI: 10.2196/rehab.5102

Dainton, C., Chu, C.H. (2015). Symptom clusters on primary care medical service trips in five regions in Latin America. Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, online access. doi:10.1016/j.jegh.2014.12.002

van Wyk, P.M., Chu, C.H., Babineau, J., Puts, M., Brooks, D., Saragosa, M., and McGilton, K.S. (2014). Community based rehabilitation post hospital discharge interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment following a hip fracture: a systematic review protocol. JMIR-Research Protocols, 3(3), e47. doi: 10.2196/resprot.3485

Chu, C.H., McGilton, K.S.,& Wodchis, W. (2014). Registered Nurse Turnover in Long-Term Care. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(5), 553-562. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12031

Doran, D., Duffield, C., Rizk, P., Nahm, S., & Chu, C. H. (2014). A descriptive study of employment patterns and work environment outcomes of specialist nurses in Canada. Clinical nurse specialist CNS, 28(2), 105. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0000000000000031

Chu, C.H. & Galang, A. E. (2013). Nurses Attitude towards Illicit Drug Users on a General Internal Medicine Setting. Canadian Nurse, 109(6), 29-33.

McGilton, K.S., Heath, H., Chu, C.H., Moghagbhagb, R., Boscart, V., Bostrom, A., McKenzie-Green, B., & Bowers, B. (2012). Moving the agenda forward: a framework to evaluate the RN role in Long-term care. International Journal for the care of Older People,7(4), 303-309. doi: 10.1111/opn.12010

Siegel, E.O., Anderson, R., Calkin, J., Chu, C.H., Corazzini, K., Dellefield, M.E., Goodman, C. H. (2012). Practice Development Section: Role of the Nurse in LTC, Paper 2: Supporting and Promoting Personhood in Long Term Care Settings: Contextual Factors. International Journal for the care of Older People, 7(4), 295-302. doi: 10.1111/opn.1200

Published Abstracts

Chu, C.H., Bowers, B., Boscart, V., McGilton, K.S. (2015). Support Care Coordinators: A Unique Approach to Managing Personal Support Workers in Long-term Care. JAMDA, 16(3), B29

Chu, C.H., Kennedy, M., Neves, P., McGilton, K.S.(2015). Understandings of Leadership and Competency in Long-term Care: A comparison of frontlines nurses and corporate leaders perspectives on nursing leadership and competency. JAMDA, 16(3), B30

Chu, C.H., Kennedy, M., McGilton, K.S. (2015). The Role of the Clinical Care Coordinator in Long-term care. JAMDA, 16(3), O68

McGilton, K.S., Sidani, S., Sorin-Peters, R., Rochon, E., Fox, M., & Boscart, V. Chu, C.H., (2014). The Effectiveness of a Patient Centered Communication Intervention on Patient and Staff Outcomes. Geriatric Society of America. Nov. 16-19, 2014. Washington, DC.

Chu, C. H., McGilton, K., Boscart, V., Bowers, B.J. (Oct 18 2012). Implementation and Evaluation of the Supportive Care Coordinator: lessons learned. Canadian Association of Gerontology 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

McGilton, K.S., Sorin-Peters, R., Sidani, S., Fox, M., Boscart, V., Chu, C.H. (2013). Patient-centred communication intervention study to evaluate nurse-patient interactions in complex continuing care: preliminary results. Oral presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology (CAG) Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oct 17-19 2013.

Select Peer-reviewed conference presentations

Dainton, C., Chu, C.H., Lin, H., & Loh, L. (2015). Assessing the application of evidence-based clinical guidelines by medical service trips (MSTs). American Public Health Association, Oct 27-Nov 4 2015, Chicago, IL

Chu, C.H., Dainton, C., & Loh, L. (2015). The use of Geriatric Guidelines on primary healthcare medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America: an integrative review. Canadian Association of Gerontology 43st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Calgary, AB

Dainton, C., Chu, C.H., Lin, H., & Loh, L. (2015). Clinical Guidelines for Western Clinicians engaged in primary healthcare medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America: an integrative review. Canadian Society for International Health, Nov 5-7 2015, Montreal, Canada.

Chu, C.H., Dainton, C., & Loh, L. (2015). Gerontological Clinical Guidelines for Western Clinicians engaged in primary healthcare medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America: an integrative review. Canadian Society for International Health, Nov 5-7 2015, Montreal, Canada.

Van Wyk, P., Chu, C.H., Puts, M., Brooks, D., Paquin, K., & McGilton, K. (2014). Community Based Rehabilitation Post Hospital Discharge Interventions For Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment Following A Hip Fracture: A Systematic Review. Geriatric Society of America. Nov. 16-19, 2014. Washington, DC.

Paquin, K., Chu, C.H. McGilton, K., & van Wyk. (2014).Rehabilitation interventions for older adults with a hip fracture and cognitive impairment: Systematic review. Poster presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, London, Ontario. Oct. 19 2014

Chu, C.H., van Wyk, P, & McGilton, K.S. (2014). Predictors of ADL function, functional mobility, and pre-fracture recovery in older adults with hip fracture 3 and 6 months after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation (oral presentation)at the CAG Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Niagara Falls. Oct 16-18 2014

Chu, C.H., Paquin, K., McGilton, K.S., & van Wyk, P. (2014). Community based rehabilitation interventions after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation for older adults with hip fracture and cognitive impairment: preliminary findings of a systematic review (oral presentation)at the CAG Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Niagara Falls. Oct 16-18 2014

McGilton, K.S., Chu, C.H., Sorin-Peters, R., Fullerton, B., Sidani, S., Fox, M., & Boscart, V.(2014). Patient-centered communication intervention (oral presentation)at the CAG Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Niagara Falls. Oct 16-18 2014

Chu, C.H.,McGilton, K.S., Brooks, D., Parry, M, Puts, M. (2013). A Feasibility Trial of a Multifaceted Walking Intervention for nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease.Poster presentation at the CAG Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oct 17-19 2013.

Chu, C.H., Doran, D., & Reid-Haughian, C. (2013) Homecare clients’ perspectives about the use of an Computerized Information System by regulated Homecare Nurses. Poster presentation at the CAG Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oct 17-19 2013.

Chu, C. H., McGilton, K., Boscart, V., Bowers, B.J. (June 2013). Evaluation of the Supportive Care Coordinator (oral presentation). International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

McGilton, K.S., Sorin-Peters, R., Sidani, S., Fox, M., Boscart, V., Chu, C.H. (June 2013). Patient-centered communication intervention (poster presentation). IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

McGilton, K.S. & Chu, C.H. (May 28 2013). Leaders in the care of older adults: Emerging roles and opportunities for registered nurses in Canada (oral presentation). Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association Biennial Conference.

McGilton, K.S., Sorin-Peters, R., Sidani, S., Fox, M., Boscart, V., Chu, C.H. (April 13 2013). Patient-centered communication intervention for complex continuing care (oral presentation). University Health Network Complex Continuing Care Conference

Chu, C. H., McGilton, K., Boscart, V., Bowers, B.J. (Feb 13 2013). Implementation of the Supportive Care Coordinator in a long-term care facility (oral presentation). Ontario Long-term Care Association

McGilton, K.S., Sorin-Peters, R., Sidani, S., Fox, M., Boscart, V., Chu, C.H. (Nov. 23 2012). Patient-centered communication intervention (poster presentation).Toronto-Rehabilitation Institute-UHN Research Day.

Chu, C. H., McGilton, K.S. (Oct 18 2012). Application of the International Classification of Functioning in designing interventions for long-term care residents with dementia (poster presentation). Canadian Association of Gerontology 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

Chu, C.H., McGilton, K., Wu, C. H. & Wodchis, W. (Oct. 18 2012). Organizational Predictors of Nursing Turnover in long-term care (poster presentation). Canadian Association of Gerontology 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

Chu, C. H. (Sep. 5-7 2012). Dissecting Ageism in Nursing practice in Long-term care (oral presentation). Center for Ageing Research International Scientific Conference

Doran, D.M, Reid-Haughian, C., Cafazzo, J. Chilcote, A., & Chu, C. H.(June 1 2012). A Formative and Summative Evaluation of an Electronic Health Record in Community Nursing: Highlights 2011-2012 (poster presentation). Third Annual Research Review of the Healthcare Support through Information Technology Enhancements (hSITE)

Chu, C. H. (May 29 2012). A Feminist Perspective: Looking at Ageism in Nursing in Long-term care: a literature review (Poster presentation). National Institute of Care of the Elderly Knowledge Exchange Conference

Chu, C.H., McGilton, K., Wu, C. & Wodchis, W. (May 29, 2012). A Model of Stressors Influencing Nursing Turnover in long-term care (poster). National Institute of Care of the Elderly Knowledge Exchange Conference

Chu, C.H., McGilton, K., Wu, C. & Wodchis, W. (Nov. 17 2011). Applying an Organizational Stress theory to Predict Nursing Turnover in long-term care (oral presentation).Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Research Day.

Chu, C. H. (Oct. 10 2011). Ageism in Nursing Practice (poster presentation).Canadian Association of Gerontology 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

Chu, C. H. (Aug. 26, 2011). A Feminist Perspective: Looking at Ageism in Nursing in Long-term care (oral presentation). International Philosophy of Nursing Conference.

Chu, C. H. & Galang, A. (May 6 2011). Nurse’s Attitudes towards Illicit Drug Users in a General Internal Medicine Setting: the next steps (oral presentation). Sigma Theta Tau Annual Research Conference Promoting Excellence in Nursing Research, University of Western Ontario.

Chu, C. H. & Galang, A. (June 7 2010). Nurse’s Attitudes towards Illicit Drug Users in a General Internal Medicine Setting (oral and poster presentation). Daphne Cockwell Third Annual School of Nursing Research Day, Ryerson University.

Chu, C. H. (June 10 2005) Utilizing An Evidence-Based Hypertension Assessment Record in a Family Medicine practice Setting (Oral presentation). St. Lawrence Family Health unit.

Symposium Presentation

McGilton, K.S., Chu, C.H., Wildfong, D. (2013). Leaders in the care of older adults: Emerging roles and opportunities for registered nurses in Canada (oral presentation). Oral presentation at the Canadian Association of Gerontology (CAG) Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Oct 17-19 2013.

Chu, C. H. & Galang, A. (Sept. 2010). Nurse’s Attitudes towards Illicit Drug Users in a General Internal Medicine Setting (oral presentation). Research Advancing Nursing Collaborative Development Program Symposium, Ryerson University & St. Michael’s Hospital.

Select workshop presentations

vanWyk, P.M., Paquin, K., Chu, C.H., Babineau, J., Puts, M., Brooks, D, McGilton, K.S. (2014). Community based rehabilitation post hospital discharge interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment following a hip fracture: a systematic review. 2nd Annual TVN Conference on Improving Care for the Frail Elderly. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Chu, C.H. (May 9 2011). The Registered Nurse Perspective. Caring for the Older Person in Acute Care.Center for Advancing Professional Practice, University of Toronto.

Chu, C.H. (May 9 2011). Incontinence in the Older Person. Caring for the Older Person in Acute Care. Center for Advancing Professional Practice, University of Toronto.

*Last updated: Jan. 2017