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SON Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

June 19, 2017 | In Faculty, Global Health, Leadership, News

The School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations, and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and PhD students Anna Lee, Carrie Hill, Ashley Vaughn, and Haley Estrem.

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Giscombe Offers Commencement Address, Serves as Harvard Macy Institute Faculty

June 9, 2017 | In Faculty, Leadership, News

LeVine Wellness Professor Dr. Cheryl Giscombe served as the 2017 commencement speaker for the psychology department at Stony Brook University (State University of New York) on May 19, 2017. Dr. Giscombe is a Stony Brook alumna, with a BSN in Nursing and MA and PhD degrees in Social and Health Psychology. The psychology department at the University graduates approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students each year.

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Havens Receives UNC SON Alumni Association President’s Award

May 12, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership Tags:

In honor of National Nurse’s Week, Carolina Nursing is highlighting five spectacular nurses — one for each day of the work week — who were recently honored with School of Nursing Alumni Association awards.

Congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was recently awarded the SON Alumni Association President’s Award in acknowledgement of her sterling contributions to the UNC School of Nursing and its alumni.

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Coleman Named Honorary Alumna of the Year

May 11, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership Tags:

Former SON faculty member, Valerie Coleman, has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumna of the Year for her outstanding service in the arena of maternal child health. Presently the program director for Family Life Education and Lactation services at VCU Health, Valerie’s nursing career spans four decades of providing excellent care to mothers and infants, particularly in the area of feeding.

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Yahner BSN ’07 Receives Carrington Award for Community Service

May 10, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership Tags:

Congratulations to Tracey Yahner, BSN ’07, who recently received the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Carrington Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who have given remarkable service to the community, state or other beneficiary organization, and who have reflected favorably on the School of Nursing as a result of their remarkable service. Tracey perfectly embodies the spirit of the Carrington Award.

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