Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant Proposals

Dr. Diane Berry recently returned from another productive trip to The Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México where she continues a collaboration begun in 2009 and renewed in 2016 that has strengthened the tripartite mission of research, teaching and service of both schools. Dr. Berry has worked closely with the Directora M.C.E. Dra. Del Socorro Piñones Martínez and faculty Dra. Lidia Guadalupe Ortiz Compeán, Dra. Eunice González Reséndiz, Dra. Paulina Aquilera Pérez, Dra. Hortensia Castañeda Hidalgo, Dra. Tranquilina Gutierrez Gomez, Dra. Nora González Quirarte, and Dra. … Continued

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

SON Signs MOU with St. Luke’s International University in Japan

The School of Nursing formally expanded its global reach on November 8th when Interim Dean Donna Havens signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with St. Luke’s international University in Tokyo, Japan. The signed MOU marks the first formal step to further a collaborative relationship with the prestigious Japanese University begun by Professor SeonAe Yeo, who has been offering her expertise in their efforts to launch that country’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The two institutions seek to establish a UNC—St. Luke’s International Visiting Professorship, which will allow UNC faculty … Continued

UNCSON Well Represented at STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress

There was a strong showing from UNCSON faculty and doctoral students at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.Associate Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN presented an oral presentation on diabetes self-management outcomes in low-income ethnic minority patients in the United States. Doctoral students Sama Hammad, Lindsey Horrell, and Grace Wu contributed oral presentations and posters. Hammad presented on recruitment and retention in studying childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia and gave a poster on fidelity assessment and cultural appropriateness of the Arabic Child Feeding Questionnaire … Continued

Nance-Floyd a Fulbright Specialist

Sincere congratulations to Betty Nance-Floyd PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, assistant professor and director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, who was recently awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in education at Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi. “As a Fulbrighter, you will be joining the ranks of distinguished scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of their countries,” said her award letter from the Institute of International Education. Dr. Nance-Floyd will travel to Malawi from August 6-20th to provide faculty development for the University of Malawi, … Continued

Yeo, SON Help Develop DNP Program in Japan

Professor SeonAe Yeo is recently returned from two weeks in Tokyo, Japan where she worked with faculty at the premier nursing school of St. Luke’s International University to assist it in its effort to start the first DNP program in Japan. With the support of Interim Dean Donna Havens, Interim Director of Graduation Practice Programs Jennifer D’Auria, and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood, and following two weeks of intensive meetings and discussions, Yeo helped equip the St. Luke’s program with goals, objectives, terminal objectives, curriculums and its fit to the infrastructure of … Continued

Student Reflections on 2016 Optimizing Healthcare Quality Conference

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 … Continued

Mayer Speaks Before VP Biden at Annual ASCO Meeting

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Mayer, who kept good company at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month, where a press panel on Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative was held. As a member of the Blue Ribbon panel of national experts guiding the Moonshot, Mayer addressed reporters at a press conference in advance of a speech given by Vice President Biden. There, she expressed confidence in the potential of both the Cancer Moonshot and its blue ribbon panel. “I’m sort of a skeptic at heart, but I can say that having participated in the Blue … Continued

Travers Leads Creation of CDC Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools

Associate Professor Debbie Travers, PhD, RN, FAEN, recently led a team of emergency nurses and physicians in developing a toolkit to triage patients in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak. Working with the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the team developed and tested the Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools with local health care professionals in Winston-Salem, NC and Akron, Ohio. Offering a Pandemic Influenza Triage Algorithm and a Community Healthcare Decision Making Tool, the toolkit is designed to support public health … Continued

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