Congratulations to Professor Deborah Mayer for her work on The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA which launched on November 1st at an event on Capitol Hill and was presented on November 3 at the United Nations Association of New York Humanitarian Awards, were former Vice President Joe Biden was honored for his work on improving cancer outcomes as part of the US Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA is authored by over 50 leading US oncologists, including … Continued
Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber has received a Hillman Innovation in Care Program grant to support the national launch of a newly developed Mental Health Innovation (MHI), as part of Nurse-Family Partnership®. This will be the first U.S. home-visiting program with an integrated mechanism for mental health care, and will help low-income, first-time mothers with debilitating levels of depression and anxiety. Hillman funds will support implementation and evaluation to enable Nurse-Family Partnership to integrate much-needed behavioral health care throughout its nationwide network of more than 264 implementing agencies. The … Continued
Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Peggy Wilmoth, served on the “One Voice Against Cancer” panel on Capitol Hill on October 31to advocate for funding appropriations for the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. Also serving on the panel were Doug Lowy, MD, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Jackie Beale, Maryland State Lead Ambassador of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The panel was moderated by Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, director of the … Continued
Dean Peragallo Montano traveled to Los Angeles in early November to serve as a guest speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series at the UCLA School of Nursing. While there, she participated in a full slate of activities, including meetings with doctoral and postdoctoral students, and the director for the Center for the Study of Women.
Assistant Dean for Practice, Tom Bush, was voted president-elect of the Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs (APGAP) at its annual meeting held in Phoenix, AZ in October. He will assume the role of president in October 2018. Founded in 2014, APGAP’s focus is on the development and operationalization of Nurse Practitioner fellowship programs nationwide. The annual meeting is geared towards program design, learning methods, competency development, and outcomes evaluation of APRN postgraduate programs. Congratulations, Tom, and thanks for your leadership in this area!
Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning attended the Lamaze International Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill in late October, visiting with congressmen and senators from North and South Carolina to advocate for improving maternity care in the two states. Our thanks to Rhonda for her leadership and advocacy! Note: Professor Lanning is 2nd from right in the photograph.
SON Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Major General Peggy Wilmoth, US Army Reserve (retired), offered a moving and appreciative keynote address at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony, which took place at the Alumni Memorial on campus on Friday, November 10. To read more about the ceremony and Dr. Wilmoth’s participation in it, please see Carolina’s coverage of the event, “A special moment to honor veterans.” Our sincere thanks to all of our veterans for their service, and to Dr. Wilmoth for representing the School of Nursing so well!
It’s early yet, but already November has been a banner month for T32 Postdoctoral Fellow Carolyn Lekavich! At the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association this weekend, she will be recognized as a Martha E. Hill New Investigator Finalist and will participate in the Early Career Grant Mentoring Session. Dr. Lekavich has likewise been asked to speak at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions in March 2018 on the topic Experts in Heart Failure Preserved Ejection Fraction. Congratulations, Carolyn!
Hats off to BSN student, Amanda Hallbrooks Schroer, on her initiation into the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this semester! The ceremony will be held on November 6 at the Friday Center. Well done, Amanda!
A very sincere congratulations to Assistant Professors Jennifer Alderman and Lisa Woodley who both recently passed the Certified Nurse Educator exam. “By getting this certification, Jennifer and Lisa establish themselves as leaders and role models for nursing education. It communicates to students, peers, and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met,” said Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, Health Care Systems Lead Faculty, MSN Division. Well done, Lisa and Jennifer!