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Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professorship to Double

May 17, 2017 | In Alumni, Development, News

The School of Nursing is excited to announce the expansion of the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professorship with the help of the Ross family and their generous donation. Funding for the endowed professorship will double, with the goal being to increase funds to $1 million. The professorship is currently held by Victoria Soltis-Jarrett.

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Booths Establish Community Service and Outreach Fund

December 2, 2016 | In Development, News

Bill and Mary Lou Booth have a passion for service — one they hope to share with students and faculty within the School of Nursing with their recent establishment of the Bill and Mary Lou Booth Fund for Community Service and Outreach. The Fund, created by a generous donation to the School of Nursing Foundation, will aid students and faculty who wish to engage in community service for the betterment of the health and welfare of North Carolinians.

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“Ah-Ha” Moments: the Senich Fund, Genotypes and Internet Addiction

November 21, 2016 | In Development, Make Your Gift, News, the Genomic Era Conference

Patients had questions: “we don’t know” wasn’t an answer Barbara Senich, BSN ’79 liked to give. “I knew there had to be a better way,” she said, and she never stopped looking for it. “Fast forward 20 years or so, and we began to see the human genome decoded,” Senich said. “As scientists and clinicians began to explore the implications of these advances, it was clear that causes for conditions once considered unknowable would someday be understood. It was a great ‘ah-ha’ moment for me.” And it was a great moment for Carolina Nursing.

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Havens Chair at ANCC Commission

October 13, 2016 | In Dean, Development, Events, Leadership

Interim dean Donna Havens travelled to Orlando last week to fulfill her position as Chair of the Commission for this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference. In 2010, Donna was selected by the American Nurses Association to serve as a member of the Magnet Commission. In 2015, she was elected as Chair.

The conference hosts more than 9,000 nurses, nursing executives and health care professionals with the goal of advancing the best practices in nursing. The Magnet program recognizes organizations who succeed in this goal. UNC Hospitals is one of the recognized organizations.

The Conference unfortunately ended a day early due to Hurricane Matthew. Despite this, Donna led crucial conversations about revolutionary patient care and excellence in nursing. We’re so proud, Donna!