Dr. Pattillo has a faculty clinical practice in an assisted living facility in Austin where she serves a provider and preceptor to advance practice nurses interested in geriatrics, gerontology, and long term care. She has also assisted hospitals develop their in-house clinical nurse specialists to assist nursing staff care for frail and vulnerable older adults with astute assessment and evidence-based interventions to lower re-hospitalization, decrease falls and restraint use and teach caregiver skills and support.
Highlights of her practice include invited 2 week lecture series at Seoul National University for nursing faculty wishing to learning advance practice nursing competencies in geriatrics. Dr. Pattillo also served as Delegate at Large, 2005 White House Conference on Aging, Dec. 11-14, 2005, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC. She frequently is asked to speak on prevention of falls and fractures, as well as skills in disaster preparedness and health assessment by
- 2005 - 2008: Consultant, University of Incarnate Word School of Nursing and St. Philip of Jesus Parish to help faculty develop knowledge and ability to care for Mexican-American elders in courses across the undergraduate curriculum. HRSA
- 2003 - 2004: "Recruitment Decision Making for Military Nursing Careers" (Grant Number MDA-905-03-1-TS04 NO3-002) - Data collection team member for this TSNRP supported project. Research was conducted by the College of Nursing of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama in collaboration with nurse leaders and researchers at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi and several universities, the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin being one of eight.
- 1997: Principal Investigator, Effect of Community Health Nursing Interventions on Functional Status Outcomes of Elderly and Students. Sigma Theta Tau, Inc. Epsilon Theta Chapter, Austin, Texas
- 1994: Principal Investigator, UT School of Nursing Continuing Education: Conference Series on Women's Health Center for Disease Prevention
- 1991-1993: Project Director; Continuing Education for Nurses in Geriatric Home Care. Special Projects Grant under Title VII, Section 820 of the Public Health Service Act.
- 1984: Principal Investigator, Dispute in the ICU: Should Blood Cultures Be Drawn from Arterial Lines? Awarded a University Research Institute Grant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas