Sherwood Receives STTI Founders Award

Congratulations to Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership, a Founders Award, by the Sigma Theta Tau International. The award recognizes Gwen for her visionary and innovative approach to nursing leadership, her enhancement of the image of nurses and the profession of nursing, her mentorship of other nurse professionals and leaders, and her international recognition as a nurse leader in education, practice, administration, and research. The STTI Founders Awards honor the six founding nurses of STTI and … Continued

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Britton Poster Award Eligible

Great work to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton whose poster “Contraception use patterns among women with prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and diagnosed diabetes (P53)” was among the highest-scored posters at this year’s North American Forum on Family Planning and is now eligible for an award. Congratulations, Laura!

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Giscombe Co-PI on $1.9 Million Grant

Congratulations to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, as she will serve as co-principal investigator on a new HRSA grant called UNC-PrimeCare, in collaboration with the UNC School of Social Work. The $1.9 million grant will provide 20 second-year MSN PMHNP students with funding to engage in interprofessional didactic and clinical experiences with MSW students in rural and underserved settings in NC.

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Zègre-Hemsey Receives AHA Award

Congratulations to Jessica Zègre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, who was selected to receive a Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Early Career Travel Grant! The grant will allow her to attend the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, California, in November. Congratulations, Jessica!

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STTI-Alpha Alpha Chapter Receives Chapter Key Award

UNC’s Sigma Theta Tau International-Alpha Alpha Chapter is proud to announce they’ve received the 2017 Chapter Key Award! For more exciting STTI news, save the date for the annual membership meeting. STTI Hall of Famers will be in attendance, including Dean Nena Pergallo Montano and Drs. Donna Havens, Ruth Anderson, Margarete Sandelowski, and Merle Mishel. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Carrington Hall, room 104.

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UNCSON Awarded “Best Practice” by NCNA

The North Carolina Nurses Association has selected UNC to receive the NCNA Best Practice Award in the Category of Caring for Ourselves. The Association selected UNC for its contributions through the LeVine Wellness Program, the endowment for which Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the selected professor. Cheryl attended the awards luncheon on Sept. 14.

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Nwadigo Receives SAMHSA Funding

Congratulations to Roseline Nwadigo, a master’s student in our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, who received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Minority Fellowship Program-Youth Award for the 2017-2018 academic year! The Minority Fellowship Program aims to reduce health disparities among underserved populations, and rewards minority students interested in becoming behavioral health practitioners. Great work, Roseline!

Categories: Awards, Service, Students

Patel Elected to Serve on IRGNI Advisory Committee

The School of Nursing is proud of Hillman Scholar Esita Patel, who was elected to serve on AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) Advisory Committee as the student representative! AcademyHealth is the largest interdisciplinary professional organization for health services researchers, and Esita will help develop activities and tactics to engage the organization’s national and international members. Congratulations, Esita!

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Alderman Receives National League for Nursing Scholarship

Hats off to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman, who recently received the 2017 NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship! The scholarship awards nurses who are interested in committing to careers in academic nursing education. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Khairat Obtains R21 Grant to Study Teleconsent

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Saif Khairat, PhD, whose joint project with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina was recently fundedby the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to improve the recruitment of participants for clinical trials and studies through the use of telemedicine technology. The two-year study, on which Khairat is co-investigator, received $238,125 in NIH funding to evaluate the advantages, feasibility and impact of teleconsent, whereby clinical trial participants may meet virtually with trained research personnel through a video feed to learn about and consent to that … Continued

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