Berry Continues Work with Autónoma de Tamaulipas SON

In early May 2016, the faculty of the School of Nursing at Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, México, received Dr. Diane Berry, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, United States, to plan upcoming research projects and achieve key academic and research objectives. Dr. Berry began her visit by presenting the Dean and faculty an updated Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, continuing the six-year relationship that developed with Drs. Berry, Compeán Ortiz and Dr. Reséndiz González in 2010. Sigma Theta Tau … Continued

Beeber Receives NIH Funding

Kudos to Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, RN, who recently received funding for her study “Enhancing Communication between Children in Early Intervention and their Depressed Mothers” from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Beeber will serve as lead principal investigator on a team with Anne Wheeler of the Research Triangle Institute as principal investigator. Co-investigators include the SON’s George Knafl and Julee Waldrop, as well as Dore LaForett of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. Marcia Mandel of the Raleigh Children’s Developmental Services Agency, Maria … Continued

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Hodges Receives NIH Funding

Congratulations to Associate Professor and Director of the Biobehavioral Lab, Eric Hodges, PhD, FNP-BC, who recently received funding for his study “Enhancing Caregiver-Infant Communication to Prevent Obesity” from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hodges will serve as principal investigator on a team with Cathi Propper, Center for Developmental Science, as co-investigator and Todd Schwartz as Statistician. The study, which will run through March 2018, is designed to test a novel intervention to help parents and preverbal infants better understand one another during … Continued

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Santos Receives NC TraCS Funding

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, PhD, RN who recently received word that his study “Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in Latinas: Associations with Oxytocin Function and Stressors” was chosen for NC TraCS funding. Well done, Dr. Santos!  

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Giscombé Named 2016 Faculty Excellence in Education and Mentorship Award Recipient

Congratulations to LeVine Family Professor Cheryl Woods Giscombé, who received the 2016 Faculty Excellence Award in Education and Mentorship during the annual PhD Milestones Celebration held earlier this week.  During the celebration, students described Dr. Giscombé as a mentor who goes above and beyond the faculty role and pushes mentees out of their comfort zone while believing in and supporting them through every step of the program. Thank you to Dr. Giscombé for her incredible example and continued dedication to the students in our program. The Doctoral Student Organization thanks everyone who voted and all … Continued

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Giscombe on Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and Miscarriage in the Washington Post

LeVine Family Professor Cheryl Giscombé shared center stage with no less than Beyoncé this week in the pages of The Washington Post. Discussing Beyonce’s recently released visual album, “Lemonade,” in which the star addresses her grief over the miscarriage of a child, Giscombe expresses hope that it will open avenues for more women to share their experience of this common but little remarked upon loss. “Beyoncé has the image of embodying the fullness of a woman,” Woods-Giscombé said. “She’s celebrated. She’s acclaimed. Her sharing her experience with others can allow and … Continued

Roscigno Receives 2016 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award

Hats off to Assistant Professor Cecilia Roscigno, PhD, RN, CNRN  for receiving a 2016 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award! Recipients were selected from nominations made by undergraduate students for “demonstrated teaching excellence, success in positively affecting a broad spectrum of students both in and outside of the classroom, and creation of a dynamic learning environment.” A letter from the Executive Branch of Student Government stated “The [Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards Committee] received many qualified nominations this year, but your nomination stood out among the rest.” Excerpts from her nominations … Continued

Cockroft Featured as Tar Heel of the Week

Assistant Professor Marianne Cockroft was featured as this week’s Tar Heel of the Week in the Raleigh News and Observer for her work with the medically underserved populations of Western Wake County. Check out the wonderful article here!

Mayer Named to Blue Ribbon Panel for Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot

Mayer, an advanced practice oncology nurse and cancer survivor, joins the national panel to help guide more than $1 billion in federal funding for breakthrough cancer research. Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, has been named to the panel of national experts guiding the “Cancer Moonshot” unveiled during President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address. During his annual speech to Congress in January 2016, President Obama called for $1 billion in new funding to fast-track promising research for the prevention, early detection, treatment and ultimate curing of … Continued

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Soltis-Jarrett Tapped for Steering Committee for New Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP, has been appointed to serve on a steering committee for new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in North Carolina. The committee is designed to provide guidance and strategic direction for the CCBHC. Dr. Soltis-Jarrett is the only nurse practitioner on the committee and was selected for service based on her “expertise on, commitment to, and contributions made to improving services for North Carolinians with mental health and substance use disorders and their families,” said Courtney Cantrell, PhD, director of the NC … Continued

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