Santos Selected as Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos has been selected as a 2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) Scholar. The Health Disparities Research Institute took place August 14-18, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. The number of applications received was extraordinarily high and the selection process competitive, and Dr. Santos was selected based on his accomplishments to date and his interest in becoming a health disparities research scholar. Congratulations, Dr. Santos!

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Sherwood to Speak at Emerging Global Leader Institute

Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Global Initiatives, will be featured as one of the speakers at this year’s Emerging Global Leader Institute, a conference hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and focused on developing global healthcare leaders. The conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 in Washington, D.C., and Nurses can earn up to 19 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours by attending this event. Presentation topics include understanding and measuring global health, the global economy, global health workforce planning, safety … Continued

Havens Receives Transformational Leadership Award

Professor Donna Havens has received the 2017 Transformation Leadership Award, one of Cedar Crest College’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Awards! Cedar Crest College recognizes the achievements of outstanding nursing alumni who demonstrate the ideals of CCC Nursing through their varied contributions and who have distinguished themselves in one of six categories: Award for Transformational Leadership, Award for Nursing Education, Award for Clinical Practice, Notable Graduate of the Last Decade, Global Citizen Award, and Spirit of Compassion Award. Award for Transformational Leadership The Award for Transformational Leadership is awarded to a Cedar … Continued

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Yeo Paper Published in The BMJ

The paper, titled “Effect of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes: meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials,” was co-authored by Professor Yeo and has been accepted for publication in The BMJ. Well done, Dr. Yeo! Queen Mary University of London Press Release   The study, published in the BMJ, is the largest research project in the world looking at lifestyle interventions in pregnancy, involving more than 50 researchers from 41 institutions*. Its results were recently used by the UK Chief … Continued

Carolina Seminar: Rural Carolina, Globally Tackling Obesity in Pregnancy

Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Jennifer Leeman, along with Dr. Carmen Samueal-Hodge from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Dr. Mohd Anwar from the SUSMaN Lab at NC A&T, have received funding from Carolina Seminars for their Rural Carolina, Globally Tackling Obesity in Pregnancy seminar for the 2017-2018 academic year. Over the course of the two-year seminar they plan to first examine how other societies and countries provide prenatal care and social services and then identify one pragmatic solution for rural Carolina. To learn more about their … Continued

Beeber Appointed to HHS Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN has been appointed to the US Department of Health and Human Services Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC), which was established in March 2017 and reports to Congress and federal agencies on issues related to serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance. Beeber joins 13 other non-federal public committee members in comprising the ISMICC, as well as senior leaders from 10 federal agencies including HHS, and the Departments of Justice, Veterans Affairs, and Education, among others. The non-federal members represent mental health researchers … Continued

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Cronenwett named Living Legend by American Academy of Nursing

Professor and Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, was announced one of five Living Legends today by the American Academy of Nursing.  She will be honored at a special ceremony held in Washington DC during the AAN’s policy conference on October 5. Please see the Academy’s official announcement below. Most sincere congratulations to Dr. Cronenwett on this well-deserved honor. *** American Academy of Nursing Designates  Five Nurses as Living Legends, the Academy’s Highest Honor  Academy will Honor Living Legends at Annual Policy Conference in October Washington, DC (August 11, … Continued

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Giscombe joins SON alumni as Great 100 Nurse in NC

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Giscombe, LeVine Wellness Professor, for being selected to the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. She joins eight SON alumni on this year’s list: Dr. Martha Bramlett, BSN ’75 Laurie Cain, BSN ’82 Katelyn Keith, BSN ’10 Katherine Sabo, BSN ’08 Meredith Shermer, BSN ’97 Timothy Werlau, BSN ’10 Jennifer Woody, BSN ’04, MSN ’09 Laurie Zone-Smith, BSN ’86 Our sincere congratulations to all of these amazing nurses! Thanks for your sterling work in our profession — we’re proud to claim all of you!

Alexander Tapped to Lead UNC’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Hearty congratulations to Dr. Rumay Alexander, the SON’s Director of Inclusive Excellence, who will become Carolina’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 1. The formal announcement was made yesterday by Vice Chancellor Felicia Washington and reads as follows: Dear Carolina Community: I am pleased to share with you that effective Aug. 1, Dr. G. Rumay Alexander will be filling the vacant position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion following a University-wide search. Rumay’s leadership in diversity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill is well-known across campus. Rumay has been serving … Continued

Soltis-Jarrett Awarded $1.1M from HRSA to Advance Mental Health Nursing in NC’s Rural Areas

With $1.1 million in new funding from the Human Resources and Services Administration, Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett and the UNC School of Nursing will help meet the pressing psychiatric-mental health needs of rural and underserved populations of North Carolina. The funding will be used to partner with Goshen Medical Center, North Carolina’s largest rural Federally Qualified Health Center, to educate 12 new primary care nurse practitioners (NP) to implement integrated (mind/body) health care for patients in NC’s rural and underserved counties. “An exciting outcome of this new project is that it will … Continued