This week's hall of fame member is Diane Newman.
Name: Diane Newman
Profession: Nurse (Specialist/Advisor/Practitioner/Academic)
Biography: Diane Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, BCB-PMD is Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Diane is Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health, Division of Urology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, in Philadelphia. Diane has 35 plus years’ experience practicing as a urology nurse, since 2000, in the Division of Urology at PENN Medicine. Diane's current practice involves the evaluation, treatment, and management of urinary incontinence and related pelvic disorders including the use of biofeedback for pelvic floor disorders and catheters and other devices in the management of bladder dysfunction. In addition to a clinical practice, Diane conducts research on several urologic conditions.
Diane is involved in federally-funded research currently including: Principal Investigator (PI), University of Pennsylvania site, PENN+PLUS Clinical Center, Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium, 1U01DK106892-01. Diane is a co-investigator on the NIH Pelvic Floor Disorders Network Clinical Sites (1U10HD069010-01). Diane has served as a University of Pennsylvania site PI on Translating Unique Learning for Incontinence Prevention: The TULIP Project, (R01NR012011, NINR/NIH) and on Group Learning Achieves Decreased Incidents of Lower Urinary Symptoms (GLADIOLUS) University of Pennsylvania, NIA/NIH. Diane's been quoted frequently as an incontinence expert in top-tier media outlets like The New York Times, USA Today, O Magazine, Prevention and has co-authored many notable books book chapters and medical publications on the topic.
Diane is an internationally known speaker on the topic of urinary incontinence and the use of devices and products for its management. Diane developed a urologic nursing curriculum for nurses to be certified as urology nurses for the Chinese Health Authority in Hong Kong and continues to provide observation and educational training for Hong Kong and mainland China nurses.
Why are you an ICS member: I have remained an ICS member because of the Annual meeting research presentations and networking.
Which was your first ICS meeting: Bristol, 3rd - 5th September 1987
Special ICS memories: I have fond memories of all the ICS dinners- in the earlier years, with lots of dancing and most recently, at the 2018 Philly dinner/dance.
Biggest influence: Research on pelvic floor dysfunction by top experts in the field. I feel this research has evolved.
The one paper (or book/article/video) you must read/view: The Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products -great picture book.
If you could go back in time what advice would you give to yourself and why. I would have taken more advantage of some of the meeting places I visited.