Congratulations to Esita Patel who has been named a pre-doctoral fellow with the UNC Sheps Center’s research training program. The Sheps fellowship aims to prepare researchers in the health services. Esita is the first nurse who has been appointed to the program. Way to go, Esita!
Congratulations to Maureen Baker, who has been selected as a Bloomberg Emerging Nurse Scholar at the University of Toronto! The program supports early career development for those emerging nursing scholars who wish to pursue a career in research. Great work and good luck, Maureen!
This week, Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman and Professor Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN attended the Society for Simulation in Healthcare‘s annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando. They presented their work titled The Heart of the Matter: Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Interprofessional Education.
Sincere congratulations to Carol, who served on a thought-leaders in simulation panel. She also won a Presidential Citation from the President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for her work in advancing simulation in interprofessional education. Many thanks to these women for representing the School of Nursing!
One of Carolina Nursing’s newest alumni, Celia Paung, was featured in the Raleigh News and Observer over the holiday break for the significant hurdles she overcame on her way to earning her BSN in December.
Have a look at her inspiring story!: Karen refugee beats hurdles at every step to UNC nursing degree
Huge congratulations to Dr. Gwen Sherwood, who recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing from the University of Texas-Austin School of Nursing. Her outstanding achievements were recognized at a gala hosted by the School last month.
Dr. Cheryl Giscombe traveled to New York last month to serve as a keynote speaker at the Mindfulness and Diversity Conference at Stony Brook University. The goal of the forum was to engage and teach community members about mind-body interventions to address health disparities.
This year’s Annual Meeting and Expo for the American Public Health Association, which took place Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, featured many of our own students and faculty who had the opportunity to share their research in front of more than 12,000 health care peers from across the nation. The theme of this year’s conference was “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health.”
Congratulations to Dr. Yin Li, who on Tuesday successfully defended her dissertation titled “Primary Care Nurses: Their Value in the U.S. Primary Care System.”
Yin confidently handled many difficult questions while demonstrating her depth of knowledge on her topic. One of her committee members described the timeliness of her dissertation is “impeccable,” given the ongoing changes in our health care system. Great job, Dr. Li!
Allie Tran, BSN, RN, and Amber Kimball, BSN, RN, are the 2016 recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars grant, which will provide funding, mentoring and leadership development as they pursue their PhDs at the UNC School of Nursing.
Sickle cell disease (SCD), a genetic disease that researchers estimate affects between 90,000 and 100,000 Americans, was first described in health care literature in 1910 and the federal government first officially recognized it in 1983 with National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. There are approximately 6,000 individuals living with SCD in North Carolina.