Jane Gay, BSN

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
 
Phone: 319-356-4463
Email: jane-gay@uiowa.edu
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Last Updated: September 22, 2014

Jane Gay
 

Leadership: Staff
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Iowa Program for Assistive Technology,
Protection & Advocacy - Assistive Technology
 
Discipline(s): Assistive technology
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Education: Assistive Technology, emergency preparedness, community interventions
Service: Information and referral assistive technology devices services and funding.

Vita/Bio

Jane Evans Gay, B.S.N.

EDUCATION
1974 Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Cum Laude
The University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA.

EXPERIENCE
Director, Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT), Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa, City, IA (July 1997 to present)

Director Iowa COMPASS (Feb 2000 to 2010).
Coordinator of Awareness, Training and Community Projects Iowa Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT), Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa, City, IA (Oct 1991 - July 1997).
Project Coordinator, Institute of Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Health, The University of Iowa (1987-1991). Designed and implemented a statewide network of farm occupational health and safety services through rural communities' hospitals (Iowa Agricultural Health and Safety Program). Designed and delivered a wide variety of lay and professional education programs.

Proposed, designed, and implemented a 3-year Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded Pediatric Injury Prevention Grant. This community-based farm family injury prevention program is now available nationally and has been replicated in many states and communities (The Farm Family WalkAbout).

Assistant-in-Instruction, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa (January-May 1987).

CE Workshop Instructor, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa (1978-present). Presented at numerous Continuing Education (CE) workshops and conferences about assistive technology and agricultural health and safety issues. Designed and delivered eight all-day Nursing CE Programs for UI and other CEU providers:

Public Health Nurse II, Visiting Nursing Association of Johnson County, Iowa City, IA (1977-1987). Provided primary care for chronic and acutely ill patients, and health promotion cases. .

Staff Nurse, Surgery Out-Patient Clinic, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA (1977). Provided primary care and patient education.

Workshop Coordinator, Institute of Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Health, The University of Iowa (1976-1977). Coordinated the development of a 3.5 day national training course for the investigators of The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Assisted with administration and presented at the five workshops.

Research Assistant I, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa (1976). Responsible for health screening, recording health history, data collection, and staff supervision of research project on the effects of exercise on Multiple Sclerosis.

Assistant-in-Instruction, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa (1974-1976).
Investigator, Institute of Agricultural Medicine and Occupational Health, The University of Iowa (1974). Investigated, analyzed, and documented accidents relating to burns, lawn mowers, toys, and farming for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with special emphasis on child-related accidents.

 

AWARDS
• 1974 Hancher Finkbine Award
• 1997 Iowa Governor's Education Volunteer Award
• 1997 Telly Award for physician education video "Improving Access to AT"

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
• Assistivetech.net, National AT Website, Georgia Tech. University, Advisory Board (2006-)
• CDC, Healthy People 2010, Disability Chapter Implementation Plan Committee (2000-)
• Governor's Healthy Iowa's 2000 and 2010 Task Forces (1990-)
• Iowa Interagency Coalition on Transitioning (1997-)
• Association of Tech Act Projects (1997-)
• National Coalition of Home Modification, Steering Committee (1996-2005)
• American Society on Aging
Assistive Technology & Home Modification Grant, Advisory Committee(1995-2004)
Aging, Disability and Rehabilitation Network, Steering Committee (1995-2003)
• Goodwill Industries of SE Iowa, Technology Center, Advisory Board (1995-2000)
• University of Iowa College of Nursing State Continuing Education Advisory Board (1993-7)
• American Lung Association, Iowa Division, Program & Adult Ed. Committees (1987-94)
• Iowa Transition Initiative Systems Change Project, Training Committee (1993-95)

ARTICLES AND MAJOR PAPERS
Gay, J. (1996) AT Needs Across the Age Span Technology & Disability, 5, 267-273.
Gay, J. (1996) Systems Change, Coalition Building and Collaboration, One of four pre-conference papers and presented at "A Blueprint for Action": The 2nd National Working Conference on Home Modifications Policy April 22-23, 1996 Washington, DC., and at the American Society on Aging (ASA) 43rd Annual Meeting, March 24, 1997 Nashville, TN.
Gay, J. (1995), Human Diversity: Reaching The Elderly Population. In L. Trivelli Vitaliti and E. Bourland (Eds.), Project Reaching Out: Proceedings of the Forum on Human Diversity (pp.59-95). Arlington, VA: RESNA.
Gay, J. (1995), Presentation and materials: Outreach to the Elderly. In L. Trivelli Vitaliti and E. Bourland (Eds.), Project Reaching Out: Curriculum on Human Diversity (pp.59-95). Arlington, VA: RESNA.
Gay, J. (1995), Aging And Assistive Technology: Improving Services To Older Adults. Impact, Feature Issue on Assistive Technologies, 8(1), 20, Institute on Community Integration College of Education, Univ. Of Minnesota.
Hawk, C., Gay, J., Donham, K., & chpaman R. (1995). Prevention and control of pediatric agricultural infjuries: evaluation of a community-oriented educational intervention. Agriculatural Health and Safety: Workplace, Environment, Sustainability. Editors: McDuffie, Dosman, semchuk, Olenchock and Senthilselvan. CRC Press, Inc., 1995 p369-78.
Hawk, C., Donham, K., & Gay, J. (1994). Pediatric Exposure To Agricultural Machinery: Implications For Primary Prevention. Journal of Agromedicine, 1(1), 57-74.
Gay, J., Hawk, C., Donham, K. (1991). Rural Youth Disability Prevention Project. Paper presented at National Rural Health Association, Seattle (1991); Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural Health and Safety, Des Moines (1991); APHA National Meeting, Atlanta (1991).
Gay, J. (1989) Implementing Community-Based Farm Occupation Health And Safety Services. Paper presented at APHA national meeting, Boston (1989); Kellogg National Agriculture Health and Safety Conference, San Diego (1991); National Rural Health Association, Seattle (1991); Surgeon General's National Conference on Agricultural Health and Safety, Des Moines (1991).
Hawk, C., Gay, J., Donham, K. (1991). Rural Youth Disability Prevention Project Survey. Journal Of Rural Health, 7(2), 170-179.
Hawk, C., Gay, J., Donham, K. (1990). Rural Youth Disability Prevention Project Survey. Paper presented at National Rural Health Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Gay, J., Donham, K., & Leonard, S. (1990). Iowa Agricultural Health and Safety Program. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 18(4), 385-89.
Kruse, L., Hahn, C., Barry, J., & Gay, J. (1978). Utilization Of A Media Instructional Support Staff In The Development Of A Simulated Learning Experience: Medication Administration. Journal of Nursing Education, 17(8), 27-35.