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

From CBSNews.com: 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. “We know these devices have significant health and financial impacts, and with this … Continued

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Waters Discusses Costs of Obesity on Capitol Hill

Associate Professor Hugh Waters was in Washington, DC, yesterday at the invitation of the Centers for Disease Control. He was a participant in a panel discussion on the Economic Burden of Obesity: Implications for Productivity and Competitiveness at an event organized by the Obesity Care Advocacy Network.

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Havens to be Inducted into STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Heartfelt congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN who will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the International Nursing Research Conference in Dublin, Ireland this July! The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national and international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the nursing profession and people it serves. “[Dr. Havens] has developed an acclaimed foundation for evidence-based nursing leadership, and I and many … Continued

Woodley Named UNC Health Care SON Faculty of the Year

Hearty congratulations to Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley who has been selected by nursing colleagues at UNC Health Care as the UNC School of Nursing Faculty of the Year for “consistently exemplifying excellence in customer service, communication, safety, professionalism, innovation, stewardship, teamwork and support of the nursing profession.” Professor Woodley will be officially recognized for this honor at an Awards Ceremony on May 5 during Nursing Staff Recognition Week.   Well done, Lisa!

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Yeo, Asafu-Adjei Study Published in Obesity Reviews

Congratulations to Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Josephine Asafu-Adjei, co-authors on the study “What Characteristics of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions Are Key to Effectively Reducing Weight Gain in Obese and Overweight Pregnant Women? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” that will be published in an upcoming issue of Obesity Reviews. “With rigorous systematic review and meta analyses of the past ten years of randomized controlled trials around the world, we found out that obese and overweight women gained much less weight when lifestyle interventions were provided by their prenatal care providers (obstetricians … Continued

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UNC Welcomes Dean Peragallo Montano

In an official ceremony hosted by Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed Dean Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano to Carolina and the School of Nursing community yesterday. Members of the faculty and staff joined current students, retired faculty, alumni, campus officials and local media at the event, which was held at the Carolina Club at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on campus. Chancellor Folt highlighted the pioneering spirit that has been a hallmark of Carolina Nursing throughout its history, claiming many firsts in nursing education in North Carolina and in … Continued

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Hubbell to Receive AANP Award

Congratulations to Professor Sara Hubbell, DNP, RN, NP-C who has been selected to receive the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2017 State Award for Nurse Practitioner Advocate. She will be honored at an awards ceremony this June in Philadelphia. The Advocate Award, established in 1993, recognizes a nurse practitioner from each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners. Dr. Hubbell is Immediate Past Chair of the Council of Nurse Practitioners of the North Carolina Nurses Association and heavily involved in legislative initiatives that affect … Continued

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Alderman, Durham Present Interprofessional Work at IMSH

This week, Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman and Professor Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN attended the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando. They presented their work titled The Heart of the Matter: Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Interprofessional Education. Sincere congratulations to Carol, who served on a thought-leaders in simulation panel. She also won a Presidential Citation from the President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for her work in advancing simulation in interprofessional education. Many thanks to these women for representing the School … Continued

Soltis-Jarrett Takes on State Mental Health with New Grants, Projects

The School of Nursing is excited to announce four grants and projects that, under the direction of Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, contribute to the psychiatric and mental health needs of North Carolina. Professor Soltis-Jarrett said the projects are in honor of Carol and Coleman Ross—who established the distinguished professorship Soltis-Jarrett was awarded—for their continued support of mental health nursing in North Carolina.   The projects aim to increase access to psychiatric services, engage the community with the School of Nursing’s strategies, and improve health literacy in the state in … Continued

Havens Elected Chair of ANCC International Magnet Commission for Second Time

Hats off to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN who was recently elected to a second two-year term as Chairperson of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s International Magnet Recognition Program®.  The Magnet program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as a credential for high quality nursing. The Commission on Magnet, which Dr. Havens will again chair, sets policy and processes for Magnet recognition and, after extensive review, selects organizations for recognition through this credential worldwide.

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