Visit the Friday Center to see its new exhibit called REFUGEE, a multimedia art exhibit exploring the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The exhibit will be open from Sept. 25 through Nov. 3. For more information, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Congratulations to Jessica Zègre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, who was selected to receive a Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Early Career Travel Grant! The grant will allow her to attend the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, California, in November. Congratulations, Jessica!
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
UNC’s Sigma Theta Tau International-Alpha Alpha Chapter is proud to announce they’ve received the 2017 Chapter Key Award! For more exciting STTI news, save the date for the annual membership meeting. STTI Hall of Famers will be in attendance, including Dean Nena Pergallo Montano and Drs. Donna Havens, Ruth Anderson, Margarete Sandelowski, and Merle Mishel. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Carrington Hall, room 104.
The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee held its first meeting in Washington, D.C. on August 31. Our own Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN represents nursing on the committee. Tom Price, MD, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, gave an opening address that pointed resources toward improving outcomes for people with serious mental illnesses, along with other priorities including obesity and the opioid crisis. The School of Nursing is proud to have Dr. Beeber represent not only our University, but the field of nursing, as well.
Best of luck to Chifundo Zimba, PhD as she will appear on a panel at the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference this October at Stanford University. Chifundo received her PhD from the UNC School of Nursing, and she’s currently a Fogarty International Fellow based in Malawi. Peggy Bentley, PhD of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public will be moderating the panel. The two-day event aims to celebrate the work of women in global health and champion gender equity in the healthcare field. We are fortunate to have women like Chifundo and … Continued
As part of her role as a visiting professor at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Professor Sue Thoyre is helping to organize an international interdisciplinary family conference in the Netherlands. Abstract submission and registration is now open. See invitation below for more details. Dear Colleagues, With pleasure we send you this invitation to participate in the conference ‘Family Health over Lifespan’ that will take place on February 8 and 9, 2018 in the Netherlands. We hope you will save the date in your agenda and that you will consider presenting your family health/family nursing research, educational … Continued
In honor of National Nurse’s Week, Carolina Nursing is highlighting five spectacular nurses — one for each day of the work week — who were recently honored with School of Nursing Alumni Association awards. Congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was recently awarded the SON Alumni Association President’s Award in acknowledgement of her sterling contributions to the UNC School of Nursing and its alumni. Dr. Havens’ career has included a rich blend of roles in nursing practice, academe, administration, and research. She has been a tenured professor … Continued
Former SON faculty member, Valerie Coleman, has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumna of the Year for her outstanding service in the arena of maternal child health. Presently the program director for Family Life Education and Lactation services at VCU Health, Valerie’s nursing career spans four decades of providing excellent care to mothers and infants, particularly in the area of feeding. Valerie is a Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Childbirth Educator, and a Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Educators. She was the team leader for the Best … Continued