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
Congratulations to Tracey Yahner, BSN ’07, who recently received the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Carrington Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who have given remarkable service to the community, state or other beneficiary organization, and who have reflected favorably on the School of Nursing as a result of their remarkable service. Tracey perfectly embodies the spirit of the Carrington Award. While at UNC and after, Tracey participated in UNC mission teams that did on-site relief work in Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At school, she also served as nursing co-coordinator … Continued
Hats off to Gretchen Dawson who was recently named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award. The GOLD Award recognizes the recent graduate who has made outstanding contributions to the School, profession, community or nation. Gretchen is a 2006 BSN with Honors and 2014 MSN graduate of Carolina Nursing. She has been an oncology nurse for over 10 years with experience in solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and stem cell transplant. In 2014 upon graduation from the Master’s program, Gretchen was chosen as one of three nurse … Continued
The UNC SON Alumni Association recently conferred the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award on Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN (BSN ’71). McCauley is the sixth dean of Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, which has risen steadily in rankings under Dr. McCauley’s leadership and is now 4th among nursing graduate programs according to U.S. News and World Report. The award commends graduates for their outstanding service in the area of nursing, either through their scholarly efforts, their promotion of health care, or their tireless service to the field of nursing. Dr. … Continued
The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for 2017’s spring commencement will be Retired Army Lieutenant General and SON alumna Patricia D. Horoho. Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center on Chapel Hill’s campus. Horoho will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University during the full campus ceremony on Sunday. In December 2015 Lieutenant General (Retired) Patricia D. Horoho completed her 4 year tour of duty as the first female and … Continued