Noreen Clarke, MS, RN

USC UCEDD at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Mailstop #53
Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062
 
Phone: 323-361-4068
Email: nclarke@chla.usc.edu
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Last Updated: September 29, 2017

 

Discipline Coordinators: Nursing
 
Discipline(s): Nursing-General
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

CURRICULUM VITAE

 A.  Personnel Information

 

      Name                                 Noreen Catherine Clarke, RN, MSN

 

      Business Address             University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

                                                Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

                                                Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

                                                University of Southern California

                                                4650 Sunset Blvd., MS# 96

                                                Los Angeles, CA 90027

      Business Phone                 (323) 361-4068

      Business Fax                     (323) 361-4106

 

      Home Address                              1417 Elm Ave.

                                                Glendale, CA 91201

      Home Phone                     (818) 840-0467

      Cell Phone                         (818) 818) 434-5651

      E-mail Address                 nclarke@chla.usc.edu

 

B.  Education

 

      High School                       Franciscan High School, Mohegan Lake, NY, 1976

 

      College or University        College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, BS (Nursing), 1980

 

      Graduate School                California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Masters of Science (Nursing), MSN, 1989

 

      Licensure Number             California Registered Nurse – License No. 329658

 

C.    Professional Background

2007-Present                           Program Director

                                    International Craniofacial Children’s Fund

                                    Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

                                                      Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

2008-Present                           Nurse Care Manager

                                    LEND Interdisciplinary Rett Syndrome Clinic

USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities,

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


2002-2008                               Nurse Researcher, Project Coordinator

Child Health-Works, Strengthening Interagency Relationships for Learning, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

1989-2002                               Clinical Nurse Specialist, Coordinator

Craniofacial & Cleft Center, Division of Plastic Surgery,

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

1988-1989                               Nurse Coordinator

Children’s Home Health Care Resources (CHHCR),

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

1983-1988                               Nurse Coordinator

Division of Medical Genetics

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

1983                                        Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

1981-1983                               Primary Nurse, Pediatric Special Care Unit,

Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 

1980-1981                               Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,

New York Hospital, New York, NY

 

D.  Society Memberships

Professional

1990-Present                           American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association

 

E.   Service

2009                                        Co Chair Focus Group on Integrating Services between health/human services and Early Childhood Education of LAUSD

2008-Present                           Co-Chair of Inclusion Workgroup of the Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee

2006-Present                           Inclusion Workgroup of the Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee

2006-Present                           Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Appointment, Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee

2004-2005                               Department of Health Services Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCHA) Programs: Strategy Development Workgroup on Overweight

1999-Present                           Los Angeles County California Children Services Workgroup

1998-2002                               LA Care Advisory Board for Children with Special Health Care Needs

1998-2000                               California Children’s Services Signitor Short Term Gains Task Force, Working to improve the system of care for children with special healthcare in Los Angeles, CA

1998-Present                           March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Southern California Chapter - Program Services Committee

1997-Present                           March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Southern California Chapter

1997-2002                               March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Southern California Chapter -Professional Education Committee

 

F.    Research Activities

            Major Areas of Research Interest

Children with Special Health Care Needs, Children with Clefting and Craniofacial Malformation, Overweight and Obesity in Young Children

 

G.  Grants

Program Coordinator, Child Health-Works, Strengthening Interagency Relationships for Learning, 9/02 – 2/07

            Funding Agency: First 5 LA

            $5 Million over Five years

 

            Project Director, International Craniofacial Children’s Fund (ICCF)

            Funding Agency: Private Donor

            $5 Million, Renewable – 2006-Present

            (90% in effort)

 

H.  Bibliography

 

Peer Reviewed Articles Published and in Press

 

Yin L, Wills H, Clarke N, Shacks J, Bottrell C, Poulsen M. (2009) Cardiovascular Risk in Preschool Children. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, 1(4): 197-204.

 

Yin L, Bottrell CL, Clarke N, Shacks J, Ward C, Poulsen MK. (2008) Otoacoustic Emissions: A Valid, Efficient First Line-Hearing Screen for Preschool Children. Journal of School Health, 79(4): 147-152.

 

Clarke N, Shacks J, Kerr ARE, Bottrell CL, Poulsen MK, Yin L. (2008). Use of a Non- cycloplegic Autorefractor to Perform Vision Screening in Preschools.  The Journal of School Nursing, 24(3):  158-163.

 

Clarke Sheehan N, Yin L.  (2006). Childhood Obesity: Nursing Policy Implications. Column Ed. Smith K.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21(4): 308-310.

 

Bresnick S, Walker J, Clarke-Sheehan N, Reinish J.  (2003). Increased Fistula Risk Following Palatoplasty in Treacher Collins Syndrome.  Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, 40(3): 280-3.

 

Higashimoto T, Yano S, Ito M, Clarke-Sheehan N, Cowan L, Boles R. (1999). Rapid Detection of FGFR Mutations in Syndromic Craniosynostosis by Temporal Temperature Gradient Gel Electrophoresis.  Clinical Chemistry 45, No. 11, 2005-2006.

 

Gropper S, Acosta PB, Clarke-Sheehan N, Wenz E, Koch R. (1988). Trace Elements Status of Children with PKU and Normal Children.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association, (4): 459-465.

 

Acosta PB, Stepnick-Gropper S, Clarke-Sheehan N, Wenz E, Cheng M, Anderson K, Koch R. (1987). Trace Element Status of PKU Children Ingesting an Elemental Diet.  Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 11(3): 287-292.

 

Peer Reviewed Articles in Submission

 

Van Wyck, BJ, Kerr, ARE, Clarke, N, Poulsen, MK.  Enhancing Social Skills of Young Children from At-risk Environments through Child Care Provider Training and Support. (2008, in submission).

 

Chapters

 

Clarke-Sheehan N. (2008).  Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate.  Mosby’s Pediatric Nursing Reference, Sixth Edition. Ed. Betz CL, Snowden LA.  St. Louis: Mosby.

 

Clarke-Sheehan N. (2004).  Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate.  Mosby’s Pediatric Nursing  Reference, Fifth Edition.  Ed. Betz CL, Snowden LA.  St. Louis: Mosby,  85-92.

 

Clarke-Sheehan N, Bernberg S. (1989). Home Total Parenteral Nutrition for the Pediatric Patient.  Family Training Manual, Caremark.

 

Clarke-Sheehan N. (1989). Perception of Illness Among Children with Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus as compared to the Normative Data of Healthy Children. (Masters Thesis), California State University, L.A.

 

Local/Regional Presentations

 

2008          Assessment of the Nutrition Environment in Los Angeles County License Child Care Stakeholders Meeting at First 5 LA, Funded by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. (6/19).

 

2008          Care Notebook Training: Application, Fundraising, Question & Answer Wrap-up, Care Notebook Training, Los Angeles, CA. (5/12).

 

2008          Care Notebooks for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning for Children with Special Health Care Needs Conference, Los Angeles, CA. (4/14).

 

2008          Use of a Non-Cycloplegic Autorefractor to Perform Vision Screening in Preschools, LEND (Leadership Education in Neuro-Developmental Disorders) graduate training program at the University of Southern California, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. (2/6).

 

2007          Early Childhood Education Team Sharing of Changes Breakout Session, Early Developmental Screening and Intervention Initiative (EDSI) Learning Session 3, Los Angeles, CA. (9/28).

 

2007          Working Together: Communication Between Practices and Early Childhood Education Centers, Early Developmental Screening and Intervention Initiative (EDSI) Learning Session 3, Los Angeles, CA. (9/28).

 

2007          Developing Relationships with Community Partners-Metro Area Breakout Session, Early Developmental Screening and Intervention Initiative (EDSI) Learning Session 3, Los Angeles, CA. (9/28).

 

2007          Coordinator: Los Angeles Unified School District Nursing Services, School Nurse & Physician Annual Meeting and Educational Symposium, Los Angeles, CA. (9/4).

 

2007          Early Childhood Nutrition Activities Expert Panel, First 5 LA, Los Angeles, CA. (7/16).

 

2007          Early Childhood Education Services, Early Developmental Screening and Intervention Initiative (EDSI) Learning Session 1, Los Angeles, CA. (3/24).

 

2007          Children with Special Health Care Needs, How to Get the Most out of Your Child’s Doctor’s Visit, Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, Mi Casa es Su Casa-IX Conference: Partnering for Permanence: Contact, Connect & Commit, Presented on seven occasions in: Los Angeles, Valencia, City of Industry and Long Beach, CA.

 

2007          Serving as a Care Coordinator for Children with Special Healthcare Needs.  Coordinating Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Los Angeles, CA. (2/15).

 

2006          Coordinator: Los Angeles Unified School District Nursing Services, School Nurses Staff Development Training, Los Angeles, CA. (9/2).

 

2006          Coordinator: Early Education Centers – Harvest of the Month Kick-off, Los Angeles, CA. (7/13).

 

2006          Early Childhood Nutrition Activities Expert Panel, First 5 LA, Los Angeles, CA. (7/6).

 

2005          Coordinator: Los Angeles Unified School District Nursing Services, School Nurse Opening Day Meeting and Educational Symposium, Los Angeles, CA. (9/1).

 

Local/Regional Presentations (continued)

 

2004          Coordinator: Los Angeles Unified School District Nursing Services, School Nurses Staff Development Training, Los Angeles, CA. (9/8).

 

2004          Coordinator: The First-Five Oral Health Nurses Training Initiative, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District: Infant/Preschool Support Services and The University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA. (5/20).

 

2004          Guidelines for Everyday Safety, Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, Mi Casa Es Su Casa Conference, Presented on four occasions in Los Angeles, CA.

 

2004          Healthy Life Choices: Nutrition and Fitness for Children and Adults, Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services, Mi Casa Es Su Casa Conference, Presented on four occasions in Los Angeles, CA.

 

2003          Coordinator: Los Angeles Unified School District School Nurses Opening Day Staff Development Training, Los Angeles, CA. (9/28).

 

2003          Unwrapping the Packages-Helping Kids Cope with Differences, Los Angeles Unified Sch