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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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McCauley BSN ’71 Named 2017 SON Distinguished Alumna

May 8, 2017 | In Alumni, Awards, Events, Leadership, News Tags:

The UNC SON Alumni Association recently conferred the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award on Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN (BSN ’71). McCauley is the sixth dean of Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, which has risen steadily in rankings under Dr. McCauley’s leadership and is now 4th among nursing graduate programs according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Zomorodi Attends Harvard IPE Conference

March 16, 2017 | In Faculty, Interprofessional, Leadership

Associate Professor and Macy Scholar, Dr. Meg Zomorodi, attended a Harvard Macy Institute continuing education conference, A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education. There, she led journal and project group discussions and gave the talk “Using a Systems Approach to Build Interprofessional Collaborations.”

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UNC Welcomes Dean Peragallo Montano

February 10, 2017 | In Faculty, Leadership, News

In an official ceremony hosted by Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed Dean Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano to Carolina and the School of Nursing community yesterday. Members of the faculty and staff joined current students, retired faculty, alumni, campus officials and local media at the event, which was held at the Carolina Club at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on campus.

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Soltis-Jarrett Takes on State Mental Health with New Grants, Projects

January 19, 2017 | In Faculty, Leadership, News, Outreach, Research, Service

The School of Nursing is excited to announce four grants and projects that, under the direction of Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, contribute to the psychiatric and mental health needs of North Carolina. Professor Soltis-Jarrett said the projects are in honor of Carol and Coleman Ross—who established the distinguished professorship Soltis-Jarrett was awarded—for their continued support of mental health nursing in North Carolina.  

The projects aim to increase access to psychiatric services, engage the community with the School of Nursing’s strategies, and improve health literacy in the state in order to de-stigmatize mental health issues.

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Jenerette Receives 2017 SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health

January 13, 2017 | In Awards, Faculty, Leadership, News, Research

Congratulations to Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society Award for Research in Minority Health for her highly esteemed work with individuals living with sickle cell. The award will be presented at the SNRS Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 24, 2017.

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