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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.

HOPE Award Nominations Accepted

March 24, 2017 | In Awards, Faculty, Staff

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 HOPE Award. The HOPE (Helping Other People Excel) Award, established in 2005, recognizes a SON faculty or staff member for their assistance in creating a welcoming, inclusive and hospitable environment where all members of the School of Nursing community can flourish and realize their dreams.

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Zomorodi Attends Harvard IPE Conference

March 16, 2017 | In Faculty, Interprofessional, Leadership

Associate Professor and Macy Scholar, Dr. Meg Zomorodi, attended a Harvard Macy Institute continuing education conference, A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education. There, she led journal and project group discussions and gave the talk “Using a Systems Approach to Build Interprofessional Collaborations.”

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Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant Proposals

March 15, 2017 | In Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Research

Dr. Diane Berry recently returned from another productive trip to The Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México where she continues a collaboration begun in 2009 and renewed in 2016 that has strengthened the tripartite mission of research, teaching and service of both schools.

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Beeber Receives Grant to Continue Carol Woods Project

March 6, 2017 | In Faculty, News, Research

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that the Carol Woods Retirement Community, located in Chapel Hill, NC, has donated $10,000 to help fund an ongoing, collaborative project between the School and Carol Woods community aimed at improving the quality of care in long-term care settings and increasing the workforce of geriatric and long-term care nursing experts.

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Waters Study Finds Indoor Tanning Devices Big Financial Hit to US Health Care

March 2, 2017 | In Faculty, News, Research

From Skin cancers linked to indoor tanning are estimated to have cost the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, a new study says.

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and its incidence is increasing, due in part to the increase in the use of tanning devices,” said study author Hugh Waters. He’s a health economist and associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing.

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