UNCSON Grants Inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” Awards to Pados, Tan

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” grants, Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, an adjunct faculty member at UNCSON, and Reina Tan, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The $2,500 grants are made possible by the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease, or “Dhillon’s Gift,” which is housed in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation and is designed to support projects that address aspects of the treatment or care of patients with congenital heart … Continued

Mayer Coauthors The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Cancer Research Priorities in US

Congratulations to Professor Deborah Mayer for her work on The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA which launched on November 1st at an event on Capitol Hill and was presented on November 3 at the United Nations Association of New York Humanitarian Awards, were former Vice President Joe Biden was honored for his work on improving cancer outcomes as part of the US Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA is authored by over 50 leading US oncologists, including … Continued

Hubbell, Waters Present at NCNA DNP Symposium

Last week, Assistant Professor Sara Hubbell and DNP student Elizabeth Waters presented at the North Carolina Nurses Association’s DNP Symposium held in Greensboro. Dr. Hubbell presented on Spiritual Care for Inpatient Nurses, while Waters presented on Antibiotic Stewardship in the Pediatric ER. The conference was held by the NCNA’s DNP Council, which is chaired by Associate Professor Jean Davison.

Beeber Receives Hillman Innovation in Care Program Grant

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber has received a Hillman Innovation in Care Program grant to support the national launch of a newly developed Mental Health Innovation (MHI), as part of Nurse-Family Partnership®. This will be the first U.S. home-visiting program with an integrated mechanism for mental health care, and will help low-income, first-time mothers with debilitating levels of depression and anxiety. Hillman funds will support implementation and evaluation to enable Nurse-Family Partnership to integrate much-needed behavioral health care throughout its nationwide network of more than 264 implementing agencies. The … Continued

Wilmoth a “One Voice Against Cancer” Panelist on Capitol Hill

Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Peggy Wilmoth, served on the “One Voice Against Cancer” panel on Capitol Hill on October 31to advocate for funding appropriations for the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. Also serving on the panel were Doug Lowy, MD, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Jackie Beale, Maryland State Lead Ambassador of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The panel was moderated by Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, director of the … Continued

Leeman Article Published in Implementation Science

Professor Jennifer Leeman had her article, “Beyond ‘implementation strategies’: classifying the full range of strategies used in implementation science and practice” published in the November issue of Implementation Science. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Categories: Faculty, Research

Dean Invited to UCLA as Distinguished Lecturer

Dean Peragallo Montano traveled to Los Angeles in early November to serve as a guest speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series at the UCLA School of Nursing. While there, she participated in a full slate of activities, including meetings with doctoral and postdoctoral students, and the director for the Center for the Study of Women.

Categories: Faculty, Leadership

Bush Named President-Elect of Association of Postgraduate APRN Programs

Assistant Dean for Practice, Tom Bush, was voted president-elect of the Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs (APGAP) at its annual meeting held in Phoenix, AZ in October. He will assume the role of president in October 2018. Founded in 2014, APGAP’s focus is on the development and operationalization of Nurse Practitioner fellowship programs nationwide. The annual meeting is geared towards program design, learning methods, competency development, and outcomes evaluation of APRN postgraduate programs. Congratulations, Tom, and thanks for your leadership in this area!

Categories: Faculty, Leadership

Lanning Attends Lamaze International Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill

Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning attended the Lamaze International Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill in late October, visiting with congressmen and senators from North and South Carolina to advocate for improving maternity care in the two states. Our thanks to Rhonda for her leadership and advocacy! Note: Professor Lanning is 2nd from right in the photograph.

First SON-Managed Faculty Practice Opens in Hillsborough

Last week saw the opening of the first UNC School of Nursing-managed faculty practice in the state. The Carolina Community Clinic opened its doors on Tuesday, November 7 in Hillsborough, N.C., and is the result of a collaboration between UNC Family Medicine, the UNC School of Nursing, and Hillsborough Pharmacy and Nutrition. The Carolina Community Clinic serves as a pilot for embedding School of Nursing faculty nurse practitioners in practices established within independent pharmacies across the state. The aim is to improve access to care, assist with transitions in care, and better fulfill the University’s mission to serve the needs … Continued