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Oppewal recipient of APPLES award

April 7, 2017 | In Awards, Events, Faculty

Huge congratulations to Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, who was honored last Friday as a recipient of APPLES Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes the contributions of faculty members in integrating academic coursework with community service for undergraduate students.

Sonda created the course “Health Care in Global Context,” in which she leads a group of students to spend a week in Tyrell County, North Carolina examining residents’ health. Congratulations, Sonda!


Durham testimony at bioMérieux opening

April 7, 2017 | In Events, Faculty

Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, provided a patient testimonial as a sepsis survivor at last week’s bioMérieux ribbon cutting of the newest state-of-the-art production line in Durham, NC. bioMérieux develops and produces in vitro diagnostic solutions and is the world leader in clinical microbiology, contributing to the quality for patient care and the safety of consumers.

Congratulations, Carol! She is pictured third from left.


Documentary Screening: Being Mortal, March 30

March 24, 2017 | In Events, IPE

Join us for a screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on March 30 at 5:00 pm in the Kirkland Auditorium (School of Dentistry).

This is a partnership with Transitions Life Care that will engage community partners, students,  and faculty in discussion about end of life issues. A light reception with refreshments will follow.

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