Cronenwett named Living Legend by American Academy of Nursing

Professor and Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, was announced one of five Living Legends today by the American Academy of Nursing. She will be honored at a special ceremony held in Washington DC during the AAN’s policy conference on October 5. Please see the Academy’s official announcement below. Most sincere congratulations to Dr. Cronenwett on this well-deserved honor. *** American Academy of Nursing Designates  Five Nurses as Living Legends, the Academy’s Highest Honor  Academy will Honor Living Legends at Annual Policy Conference in October Washington, DC (August 11, … Continued

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Giscombe joins SON alumni as Great 100 Nurse in NC

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Giscombe, LeVine Wellness Professor, for being selected to the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. She joins eight SON alumni on this year’s list: Dr. Martha Bramlett, BSN ’75 Laurie Cain, BSN ’82 Katelyn Keith, BSN ’10 Katherine Sabo, BSN ’08 Meredith Shermer, BSN ’97 Timothy Werlau, BSN ’10 Jennifer Woody, BSN ’04, MSN ’09 Laurie Zone-Smith, BSN ’86 Our sincere congratulations to all of these amazing nurses! Thanks for your sterling work in our profession — we’re proud to claim all of you!

Alexander Tapped to Lead UNC’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Rumay Alexander, the SON’s Director of Inclusive Excellence, who will become Carolina’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 1. The formal announcement was made yesterday by Vice Chancellor Felicia Washington and reads as follows: Dear Carolina Community: I am pleased to share with you that effective Aug. 1, Dr. G. Rumay Alexander will be filling the vacant position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion following a University-wide search. Rumay’s leadership in diversity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill is well-known across campus. Rumay has been serving … Continued

Soltis-Jarrett Awarded $1.1M from HRSA to Advance Mental Health Nursing in NC’s Rural Areas

With $1.1 million in new funding from the Human Resources and Services Administration, Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett and the UNC School of Nursing will help meet the pressing psychiatric-mental health needs of rural and underserved populations of North Carolina. The funding will be used to partner with Goshen Medical Center, North Carolina’s largest rural Federally Qualified Health Center, to educate 12 new primary care nurse practitioners (NP) to implement integrated (mind/body) health care for patients in NC’s rural and underserved counties. “An exciting outcome of this new project is that it will … Continued

Zomorodi to Direct New Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative for UNC Health Affairs Schools

UNC Health Care announced today that a $1.5 million grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust will establish a new UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative, giving UNC health professions students interprofessional clinical experiences in rural areas of North Carolina. SON Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL will serve as director of the effort. Reposted from the UNC Health Care Newsroom Kenan Charitable Trust Awards $1.5 million to UNC Health Affairs Schools Media contact: Phil Bridges, 984-974-1152, phil.bridges@unchealth.unc.edu Chapel Hill, N.C. — July 5, 2017 — The William R. … Continued

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Five SON Faculty Elected to Fellowship in American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing announced today its selection of 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders for its 2017 class of Academy fellows, five of whom are UNC School of Nursing faculty! We are delighted to congratulate Drs. Anna Beeber, Beth Black, Cheryl Giscombe, Coretta Jenerette, and Julee Waldrop on this significant achievement! This class marks the first time the UNC School of Nursing has had five faculty selected to fellowship in the Academy in one year. Selection criteria for fellowship include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship … Continued

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HRSA Awards SON $2M to Support MENTORS Program

The UNC School of Nursing is delighted to announce new HRSA grant funding in the amount of $1,997,082* over four years to support a key program developed and directed by Associate Professor Shielda Rodgers entitled Meeting Educational Needs Through Optimization of Retention Strategies for Students, or MENTORS2. The MENTORS2 program is designed to increase the percentage and retention of UNC School of Nursing students from underrepresented ethnic minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds through a multi-pronged approach aimed at minimizing the negative impact of social determinants on academic success. Faculty members involved with the program … Continued

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SON Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

The School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations, and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and PhD students Anna Lee, Carrie Hill, Ashley Vaughn, and Haley Estrem. This year’s conference focused on “Improving the Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families” and attracted nearly 400 attendees from 26 different countries. UNC’s considerable contributions to the global discussion were as follows: Faculty Nancy … Continued

SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

The School of Nursing welcomes home its first class of study abroad students this week! BSN students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis, and Savannah Samuel were selected as the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars for 2017 and on May 8 traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr. Eric Hodges to begin their five week global health program and earn nine credits towards their nursing degree. As part of the exchange program, Jonkoping University will send two students to the SON in fall 2017. Named to honor Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, the Cronenwett Global Health … Continued

SON Oncology Fellowship Program Enters Second Year

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce the continuation of last year’s pilot Oncology Fellowship Program in partnership with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Funding for this year’s fellowship was generously provided by Mr. Robert “Bob” Lauterborn, a supporter of Lineberger and the NC Cancer Hospital, where his wife, Sylvia, received excellent oncology nursing care. The fellowship allows three undergraduate BSN students at Carolina to participate in a six-week, immersive program designed to stimulate the career interest and professional development of potential oncology nurses. Jackie Balliott, Madison Morgan, and Kaitlyn Pickert … Continued

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