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!
Congratulations to Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE, who was elected Chair of the Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing! As chair, Carrie will also serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Nurses Association. Way to go, Carrie, and thank you to all who voted for her!
The SON Curriculum 2019 Task Groups kicked off Phase II on Wednesday, August 30th. Our weekly meetings include reviewing Phase I assessment and planning information, large and small group work, and guest speakers. Ben Edwards, consultant to the Chancellor, joined us the first week to share and answer questions about The University Strategic Framework “The Blueprint for Next”. Scott Singleton, chair of the School of Pharmacy Curriculum Transformation Oversight Committee, joined us this week to share the School of Pharmacy’s curriculum transformation process and lessons learned. Please feel free to … Continued
The North Carolina Nurses Association has selected UNC to receive the NCNA Best Practice Award in the Category of Caring for Ourselves. The Association selected UNC for its contributions through the LeVine Wellness Program, the endowment for which Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the selected professor. Cheryl attended the awards luncheon on Sept. 14.
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.
This month, help us raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): a genetic, life-long illness that researchers estimate affects 90,000 to 100,000 Americans. Though the average life expectancy for those living with the disease has more than tripled since the 1970s, there’s still more work to be done, as SCD patients’ needs are often overlooked by healthcare professionals and the public. UNC-Chapel Hill is home to the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, and our own Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN is a member of the team. If you would like to … Continued
Hats off to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman, who recently received the 2017 NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship! The scholarship awards nurses who are interested in committing to careers in academic nursing education. Congratulations, Jennifer!
The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that our very own Associate Dean for Research, Kenan Distinguished Professor Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, has donated generously to the School, and in a unique way: she and her spouse have named the School of Nursing Foundation as a beneficiaries of their retirement accounts, a manner of giving not widely known to potential donors. “We decided to donate in this way because it has made it feasible to give back in ways that I have been blessed,” she said. The gift will create … Continued
Assistant Professor Louise Fleming’s op-ed article “Which Way to Go?” will be featured in the September 2017 issue of USA Today Magazine. In her op-ed, Dr. Fleming–also a board of trustees member of the CARES Foundation–wrote about congenital adrenal hyperplasia and the decisions that parents of children diagnosed with CAH can be faced with. The work of the CARES Foundation and the support it provides to patients and families dealing with CAH were also highlighted. The full article can be found here. Congrats, Dr. Fleming!
Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Saif Khairat, PhD, whose joint project with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina was recently fundedby the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to improve the recruitment of participants for clinical trials and studies through the use of telemedicine technology. The two-year study, on which Khairat is co-investigator, received $238,125 in NIH funding to evaluate the advantages, feasibility and impact of teleconsent, whereby clinical trial participants may meet virtually with trained research personnel through a video feed to learn about and consent to that … Continued