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In Memory and Hope, Bev Foster Endows “Dhillon’s Gift”

September 15, 2016 | In Development, Faculty, News

On December 6, 2002, Dhillon Jordan Shah was born a brown-haired, brown-eyed, pink-cheeked baby boy. He came home, but a few days later, was rushed back to the emergency room at UNC Hospitals where he was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Surrounded by his family’s love and hope, Dhillon’s imperfect—but mighty—heart underwent what would become the first of many surgeries. In the waiting room, Bev Foster sat vigil not as associate professor and director of the UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate nursing program, but as Dhillon’s maternal grandmother.

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Berry Presents at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health Forum

September 1, 2016 | In Faculty, News, Research

Earlier this month, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Dr. Diane Berry and Dr. Lidia G. Compeán Ortiz presented their research “Learning to Live with Diabetes: A Study in Low-Income Adults in Mexico” at  Global Partnerships to Advance Non-Communicable Disease Research within the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda—a forum hosted by Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

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Getting Lean: SON Teams Work to Make the SON Work Better

August 26, 2016 | In Faculty, Staff

You may have seen it up there on Carrington’s fifth floor conference room — a pink sign guarding the door: “DO NOT ENTER. Lean Work Groups at work.”

If, like me, you haven’t encountered “Lean” before, you might reasonably imagine the room is playing host to a much-needed support group for recently carb-deprived colleagues. It isn’t.

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