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Student Reflections on 2016 Optimizing Healthcare Quality Conference

July 13, 2016 | In Awards, Global Health, Students

By Leah Berolzheimer, UNC School of Nursing, BSN Class of 2017

An excerpt from my journal:

“…Sitting in a large hall amongst 800+ participants from 30+ nations, I am overwhelmed with a sense of pride and ownership for my future profession. In this female-dominated room, people have come from all around the world, dressed in a myriad of colors, fabrics, and styles, greeting one another with waves, bows, prayer gestures, and smiles, and speaking various languages. Despite our many differences, we are here for one reason: a commitment to others. A commitment to “optimizing healthcare quality.” A commitment, on a global level, to work much better together.”

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Artist-in-Residence This Week

March 28, 2016 | In Education, Events, Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Practice, Staff, Students

Through a grant from the Performing Arts Special Activities Fund and the generosity of our Alpha Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, actor Megan Cole served as the inaugural artist-in-residence at the School of Nursing the week of March 28th for a series of special performances and seminars aimed at improving health care through the humanities and performing arts. 

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Lanning Receives SON Global Health Scholar Award and Matching Grant from UNC Center for Global Initiatives

March 4, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, News Tags:

Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning was awarded a School of Nursing Global Health Scholar Award that received a matching grant from the UNC Center for Global Initiatives. Lanning and ABSN honors student Leslie Hackenbracht, who is a former Public Health Foreign Service Officer with USAID, will be using the funds to travel to Haiti over spring break.

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Global Perspective, Local Touch: Alum Minh Nguyen ’10 Featured by UNC School of Medicine

February 19, 2016 | In Alumni, Global Health, News

More than a decade ago, Minh Nguyen came to the United States as a high school exchange student. He has since followed a path to the UNC School of Nursing, a nursing position in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at UNC Medical Center’s renowned North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and the UNC School of Medicine, where today he is training to become a physician.

Please click here to read more of the terrific feature by Zach Read of the UNC School of Medicine.


Berry Receives Funding for Diabetes Study

February 17, 2016 | In Global Health, Research

Congratulations to Diane Berry, who with researchers from Univerisidad Autonoma de Tamuilipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamuilipas, México, has received grant funding from Sigma Theta Tau International to conduct a pilot study into the management of type-2 diabetes through group visit intervention.

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