Research4NC Gives Clinicians Easy Access to UNC Research

A website based out of UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention called Research4NC is making resources developed at UNC available to clinicians and practitioners. The goal of the site is to be a “one-stop shop” for health professionals who are seeking to incorporate evidence-based methods into their practice. Resources included in the site adhere to best practice recommendations and have been evaluated for efficacy and usefulness in a real-world practice environment. The resources are packaged into a simple, ready-to-use format and most of the materials health professionals need to implement them can … Continued

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CCNE to Conduct Accreditation Visit at the SON

In Fall 2014, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing will seek initial accreditation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post Master’s Certificate programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE, which is a national nursing accrediting organization and recognized by the US Secretary of Education, will perform an onsite evaluation of the DNP program and Post Masters Certificate programs on October 6-8, 2014. As members of the School’s constituency and community of interest, we invite you to submit comments to CCNE at the address provided below. We … Continued

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Meg Zomorodi Named a Macy Faculty Scholar

Clinical associate professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, is one of six health professionals from across the country selected to be a 2014 Macy Faculty Scholar. The program, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, aims to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Each medical and nursing institution in the United States is allowed to nominate only one faculty member per year. Dr. Zomorodi was selected from a national pool of 91 medical and nursing educators. She was chosen due to her accomplishments as an … Continued

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Beth Lamanna Receives UNC Healthcare Faculty of the Year Award

In a ceremony held at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, clinical assistant professor Beth Lamanna, RN, MPH, WHNP, received the 2014 UNC Healthcare Faculty of the Year award. The award recognizes her exemplary collaboration with UNC-H nurses and her ongoing commitment to excellent nursing education. “Her passion for nursing and nursing education is infectious,” said Dr. Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, chair of the Division of Health Care Environments. “Her commitment to and belief in nurses’ contributions to quality care are also evident to others.” Ms. Lamanna teaches several courses at the … Continued

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Coretta Jenerette Awarded Funding for Conference on Sickle Cell Disease

Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, CNE, received an R13 conference grant funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The grant will be put towards improving the health of individuals and their families living with sickle cell disease (SCD) in North Carolina. During the two-day conference, Dr. Jenerette and her colleagues will also encourage more nurses to become trained as sickle cell experts in North Carolina. Dr. Jenerette became interested in SCD as a staff nurse when she noticed how patients with SCD were treated in response to … Continued

What is a Nurse Practitioner? SON Students Answer With Delightful Video

Students in Dr. Tom Bush’s class on Advanced Practice Nursing roles were charged with creating a brochure or video that would explain some of the complex issues related to advanced practice nursing. One group tackled the question “What is a Nurse Practitioner?” and the result was this fantastic video. Enjoy!

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Debra Barksdale Presents at TEDxUNC

Our own DNP director, Dr. Debra Barksdale was one of 3 faculty chosen to deliver a presentation at TEDxUNC. The theme of TEDxUNC 2014 was Taking Flight and Dr. Barksdale, PhD, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN , presented her talk during a session called Gaining Altitude. Her presentation, Rising from the Mud is an inspirational and motivational story. In the talk, Dr. Barksdale draws upon metaphors, imagery, and lessons she learned from her past to paint a picture of who we can become despite our circumstances and how we should use … Continued

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Associate Dean Gwen Sherwood Receives Prestigious International Health Award

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, was selected to receive a Special Award for Outstanding Health Professional Educators by a committee representing the Prince Mahidol Award Conference. She was one of seven international educators chosen for the award and the only nurse. Selection criteria for the award called for visionary leaders who have successfully implemented innovative teaching techniques that are “part of an evidence-base for producing quality health personnel.” Dr. Sherwood was chosen for the award because of her internationally acclaimed effort to transform education in … Continued

New Creativity Suite Provides a Space for Team Research

This week, the SON Office of Research Support and Consultation unveiled a new Creativity Suite. The Center, which is located in 2700 Carrington Hall (a room generously named by the Copernicus Group IRB), was designed to promote innovation and encourage collaboration. The space features a lab for individual or collaborative writing, including four dual-monitor computers; an interactive meeting space for team building, idea generation, and group collaboration; an artistic expression area; and a contemplation room in which researchers can meditate, read, or think quietly. Director Gregory Workman with the support of Associate Dean … Continued

Cheryl Woods Giscombé Featured in TEDxNCSSM 2014

Assistant professor Cheryl Woods Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP, was invited to speak at a TEDx event held at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) in Durham, NC. Her talk, “Take the Time,” focused on the importance of self-care. As an NCSSM alumna, Dr. Giscombé knows very about the pressure to excel that NCSSM students in the audience were facing. “Everyone in here is highly motivated,” she said. “You have a lot of goals and you probably have a lot of passion of what you do.  What will nurture you … Continued

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