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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Register for Carolina Women’s Center Child Care Event

Join the Carolina Women’s Center on Sept. 27, 2017, for the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” event! Whether you’re pregnant, adopting, or fostering, learn about resources, child care, and approach to work-life balance. The event is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Hitchcock Multipurpose Room of the Stone Center. Click here to register, or email cwc@unc.edu for more information.

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Register for One Act and HAVEN

We know how busy fall semester can be, but we hope you’ll schedule some time to join faculty, students and staff to partake in some of UNC’s anti-violence programs this fall. One Act: A skills training for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators and a full-time graduate student or staff member. A separate One Act for Greeks is offered specifically for students in sororities and fraternities. HAVEN: A collaboration between multiple UNC wellness groups that aims to provide the UNC community with tools to be an … Continued

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Curriculum 2019 Update

The SON Curriculum 2019 Task Groups kicked off Phase II on Wednesday, August 30th. Our weekly meetings include reviewing Phase I assessment and planning information, large and small group work, and guest speakers. Ben Edwards, consultant to the Chancellor, joined us the first week to share and answer questions about The University Strategic Framework “The Blueprint for Next”. Scott Singleton, chair of the School of Pharmacy Curriculum Transformation Oversight Committee, joined us this week to share the School of Pharmacy’s curriculum transformation process and lessons learned. Please feel free to … Continued

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Maimon Trust Established to Support Doctoral Students

“Reverence for life” were words Dr. Arthur Maimon lived by. They were also the words emblazoned in bronze on the façade of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where Maimon periodically spent two months at a time over the course of 30 years. He would temporarily close his private practice in Rockford, Illinois, venture to the island nation, and serve the patients of a hospital founded by Andrew Mellon and named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor and the man … Continued

Student Summer Travel to Spain

Over the summer, six undergraduate nursing students, Antonio Hernandez Blanco, Lilian Bravo, Olivia Jaouhari, Leslie Morales, Maria Ruiz, and Araceli Rodriguez, traveled to Spain with Dr. Marcia Van Riper for two weeks to attend an international summer school program offered by the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.While there, they attended classes on topics such as the Spanish National Health System, nursing education, research and service in Spain, and the promotion of health and healthy environments. They also visited a variety of clinical sites and participated in a number of cultural activities. … Continued

UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Announce First Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar

The UNC School of Nursing welcomed the inaugural Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholar, Brandi Robinson, to its Clinical Nurse Leaders program on August 22. Ms. Robinson marks the first scholar to enter the innovative public-private program designed to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. The Scholars Program was established in August 2016 as a partnership between the School and Well Care Home Health, an effort funded by Well Care Home Health. “Well Care is thrilled to welcome Ms. Robinson into the Scholars Program as we continue our … Continued

Sherwood to Speak at Emerging Global Leader Institute

Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Global Initiatives, will be featured as one of the speakers at this year’s Emerging Global Leader Institute, a conference hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and focused on developing global healthcare leaders. The conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 in Washington, D.C., and Nurses can earn up to 19 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours by attending this event. Presentation topics include understanding and measuring global health, the global economy, global health workforce planning, safety … 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

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