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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Santos Selected as Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos has been selected as a 2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) Scholar. The Health Disparities Research Institute took place August 14-18, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. The number of applications received was extraordinarily high and the selection process competitive, and Dr. Santos was selected based on his accomplishments to date and his interest in becoming a health disparities research scholar. Congratulations, Dr. Santos!

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Havens Receives Transformational Leadership Award

Professor Donna Havens has received the 2017 Transformation Leadership Award, one of Cedar Crest College’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Awards! Cedar Crest College recognizes the achievements of outstanding nursing alumni who demonstrate the ideals of CCC Nursing through their varied contributions and who have distinguished themselves in one of six categories: Award for Transformational Leadership, Award for Nursing Education, Award for Clinical Practice, Notable Graduate of the Last Decade, Global Citizen Award, and Spirit of Compassion Award. Award for Transformational Leadership The Award for Transformational Leadership is awarded to a Cedar … Continued

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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!

Anderson Named Kenan Distinguished Professor

Sincere congratulations to Associate Dean for Research, Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was named a Kenan Distinguished Professor on July 1.  “A distinguished professorship is one of the most prestigious and visible honors that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can bestow upon a member of the faculty, and it is a symbol of the value your colleagues have placed on your research and scholarship” said James W. Dean, Jr., Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University in notifying Dr. Anderson of the honor. “We are delighted … 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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Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

Mr. Fred Flynn started the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in 2016 at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to honor his late wife, Susan who died with ovarian cancer. The program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, working closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials, and best practices in providing supportive care services. More information about his program can be found here.   Mr. … Continued

Bryant Receives Victoria Mock New Investigator Award at ONS Congress

Assistant Professor Ashley Leak Bryant was recognized at Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Denver, CO, May 4-7, 2017 for the Victoria Mock New Investigator Award. Dr. Mock was a pioneer in fatigue management interventions for adults with cancer. She lost her battle with cancer a few years ago. Dr. Bryant presented the award lecture, The Impact of Patient Reported Outcomes on Functional Status and Quality of Life in Adults with Acute Leukemia. Dr. Bryant was nominated for the award by her colleagues at the UNCSON, Drs. Deb Mayer and AnnMarie … Continued

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Havens Receives UNC SON Alumni Association President’s Award

In honor of National Nurse’s Week, Carolina Nursing is highlighting five spectacular nurses — one for each day of the work week — who were recently honored with School of Nursing Alumni Association awards. Congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was recently awarded the SON Alumni Association President’s Award in acknowledgement of her sterling contributions to the UNC School of Nursing and its alumni. Dr. Havens’ career has included a rich blend of roles in nursing practice, academe, administration, and research. She has been a tenured professor … Continued