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Serve and Learn: for Oppewal the One Transforms the Other

December 16, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Service, Students, Teaching

Only 4,070 people live in Tyrrell County, NC, and only one primary care center exists to serve them. Should citizens require more sophisticated care, the nearest hospital is 35 miles away.

With these factors in mind, Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal takes a group of about 20 students to the county each spring break for a service learning trip.

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SON Global Health Scholar Marzuola Studies Effects of Fistula on Women in Mali

November 17, 2016 | In Global Health, Service, Students

ABSN student, Ingrid Marzuola, traveled to Mali this summer as a UNCSON Global Health Scholar to continue her studies on the effects of fistula, a devastating and serious injury resulting from prolonged obstructed labor, and to assist with IntraHealth International’s End Shame: Restore Dignity campaign to prevent and treat the condition.

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Fleming Elected Trustee for Cares Foundation

November 11, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, Leadership, News, Service

Kudos to Assistant Professor Louise Fleming, PhD, RN, who was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the Cares Foundation, a national foundation that aims to lead in the effort to improve the lives of the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia community and seeks to advance quality health care through support, advocacy, education and research.

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Jo Successfully Defends Dissertation

November 4, 2016 | In Global Health, Research, Students

Congratulations to Minjeong Jo, who successfully defended her dissertation on October 28.  The title of her dissertation is “Perceived Quality of Communication with ICU Physicians and Nurses and its Relationship to Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression and Stress Among Family Members of Chronically Ill Patients in Korea.”

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