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 Larry Mellon and his wife Gwen, named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor … Continued

Durham Tells Sepsis Survival Story to People Magazine

Durham with her husband, Stephen

Professor Carol Durham continues her mission to raise awareness about sepsis in the pages of People this week! To read Carol’s compelling story of survival from the life-threatening condition, please click here. Last year, UNC Health Care also covered Carol’s story, and you can read their more detailed version here. Our thanks to Carol for her good work in educating us all on the warning signs and symptoms of this swift-moving sickness.

Opioid Student Research Group Interest Meeting

Please join us for the first interest meeting of the OPIOID STUDENT RESEARCH GROUP WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 1PM-2PM in Rosenau 133 We want to: Build up the capacity of UNC opioid research Identify the support needed from students to do research Apply an equity lens to think critically about racism and other -isms in the context of opioid use Engage with individuals outside of the academic setting on opioid-related issues All disciplines are welcome! LUNCH PROVIDED courtesy of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Student Guest Speakers • Apostolos Alexandridis: … Continued

Register for Trial Innovation Network Webinar

Join Assistant Professor Britt Pados as she presents a portion of the webinar “Online Screener and Survey Participants- The Good, the Bad, and the Rogue.” The webinar, hosted by the Trial Innovation Network, will be an excellent source of information for those conducting or planning to conduct online research. Faculty and students at all levels are encouraged to register. It will be screened on Oct. 2, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sign up here!

Categories: Education, Faculty

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.

Categories: Awards, Education, Faculty

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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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