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

Wilmoth offers Keynote at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony

SON Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Major General Peggy Wilmoth, US Army Reserve (retired), offered a moving and appreciative keynote address at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony, which took place at the Alumni Memorial on campus on Friday, November 10.  To read more about the ceremony and Dr. Wilmoth’s participation in it, please see Carolina’s coverage of the event, “A special moment to honor veterans.” Our sincere thanks to all of our veterans for their service, and to Dr. Wilmoth for representing the School of Nursing so well!

Alderman, Woodley Pass CNE Exam

A very sincere congratulations to Assistant Professors Jennifer Alderman and Lisa Woodley who both recently passed the Certified Nurse Educator exam. “By getting this certification, Jennifer and Lisa establish themselves as leaders and role models for nursing education. It communicates to students, peers, and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met,” said Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, Health Care Systems Lead Faculty, MSN Division. Well done, Lisa and Jennifer!    

Categories: Faculty, Leadership

Mayer Speaks at ONS Policy Summit

Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN was a featured speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2017 Policy Summit held in Washington, D.C.  on October 17. The summit, which focused on approaches to patient-centered care, was held at the National Press Club.

Categories: Faculty, Leadership, News

SON Lean Teams Achieve Purple Belts

Congratulations to the SON’s Lean Six Sigma teams who earned their purple belts on Friday, October 13. The two teams include the Rizen’ Kaizens: Sam Deal, Cheryl Blake, Dr. Coretta Jenerette, Solomon, Valentine Jessica Lambert Ward, and Dr. Jia-Rong Wu, and the LEAN Ninjas: Lisa Miller, Sara Hubbell, Ariel Adams, Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Dr. Julie Page, and Terry Gibb. LaTressa Lane coached both teams. Our thanks to all these team members for their hard work on the School’s behalf. For more on the Lean teams and their work at the School, please … Continued

Categories: Faculty, Service, Staff

Durham Tells Sepsis Survival Story to People Magazine

Durham with her husband, Stephen

Professor Carol Durham continues her mission to raise awareness about sepsis in the pages of People this week! To read Carol’s compelling story of survival from the life-threatening condition, please click here. Last year, UNC Health Care also covered Carol’s story, and you can read their more detailed version here. Our thanks to Carol for her good work in educating us all on the warning signs and symptoms of this swift-moving sickness.

Song Receives $2.95M in R01 & R21 Grants to Assist Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Partners

Congratulations to Associate Professor Lixin Song, PhD, RN, who was awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute to assist patients and their partners who are dealing with prostate cancer. With her $2.584 million R01 grant from NINR, Song will study the Efficacy of a Couple-Focused, Tailored, Symptom Self-Management mHealth Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners. The randomized clinical trial will test the usefulness of an innovative web-based program, Prostate Cancer Education & Resources for Couples (PERC), tailored to … Continued

Categories: Faculty, News, Research

Upcoming Alpha Alpha STTI Events

Alpha Alpha Chapter of STTI has a busy fall event calendar and ways for you to connect with members at our annual meeting, meet new SON students at the White Coat Ceremony, volunteer at Project Connect for the Homeless in Orange County and view a meaningful movie screening of “Defining Hope” with an option for continuing education. Please mark your calendar to join us on: Sunday October 15, 2017 at the White Coat Ceremony at 2:00 pm at UNC Memorial Hall to meet and support our new ABSN and BSN … Continued

Categories: Alumni, Events, Faculty

Quintana Attending NCICLE Symposium

Best of luck to Catherine Quintana, School of Nursing DNP student, who will travel to Chicago next week for the National Collaborative for Improving Clinical Learning Environments (NCICLE) symposium. NCICLE is a collaborative of 30 organizations committed to improving interprofessional education and patient care outcomes within clinical learning environments. School of Nursing’s Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP and Meg Zomorodi, PhD, CNL, RN will also attend. Tom serves on the NCICLE conference planning committee and Meg will serve as facilitator for the symposium. Senior Associate Dean of the School of Social … Continued

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Register for Trial Innovation Network Webinar

Join Assistant Professor Britt Pados as she presents a portion of the webinar “Online Screener and Survey Participants- The Good, the Bad, and the Rogue.” The webinar, hosted by the Trial Innovation Network, will be an excellent source of information for those conducting or planning to conduct online research. Faculty and students at all levels are encouraged to register. It will be screened on Oct. 2, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sign up here!

Categories: Education, Faculty