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“Ah-Ha” Moments: the Senich Fund, Genotypes and Internet Addiction

November 21, 2016 | In Development, Make Your Gift, News, the Genomic Era Conference

Patients had questions: “we don’t know” wasn’t an answer Barbara Senich, BSN ’79 liked to give. “I knew there had to be a better way,” she said, and she never stopped looking for it. “Fast forward 20 years or so, and we began to see the human genome decoded,” Senich said. “As scientists and clinicians began to explore the implications of these advances, it was clear that causes for conditions once considered unknowable would someday be understood. It was a great ‘ah-ha’ moment for me.” And it was a great moment for Carolina Nursing.

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Support the SON thru AmazonSmile

December 8, 2015 | In Development, Make Your Gift

Planning to do any holiday shopping through Amazon this year? Enter the site through smile.amazon.com instead and 5% of your purchases can be donated to the SON! Simply search for and choose the UNC School of Nursing as your preferred charity in the dropdown menu, then shop as normal.

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Friends Support SON on #TarHeelTuesday

December 3, 2015 | In Development, Make Your Gift

On December 1, the School of Nursing participated in the campus-wide celebration of #TarHeelTuesday, an off-shoot of #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to charitable giving. In response, twenty-eight friends, alumni, faculty and staff donated nearly $4,000 to the SON! For these friends and the many others who support the mission of the SON with their philanthropy throughout the year, we are sincerely grateful!


Support the SON on #TarHeelTuesday

November 20, 2015 | In Make Your Gift

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the School of Nursing will join charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world as they come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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Mark Your Calendar: #TarHeelTuesday

November 20, 2015 | In Development, Make Your Gift

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, UNC will join charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world as they come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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Global Study Award Helps Students Gain World Experiences

April 29, 2011 | In Education, Global Health, Make Your Gift, News, Students Tags: , , ,

The Cronenwett Global Study Award was created by a private gift from a SON alumna and her husband to honor the leadership of Linda H. Cronenwett, immediate past dean of the SON, and her passion for improving quality and safety in health care. This year’s recipients are BSN students Tina Evans and Rebeca Moretto. They will both be traveling internationally this summer as part of N489, SON’s Practicum in Nursing Global Health Experience.

Evans will spend four to five weeks in Antigua, Guatemala volunteering at Casa Jackson, an inpatient center for malnourished children. She then plans to spend six to seven weeks in Jutiapa, Guatemala, where she will work on the nursing staff in the maternity department of the Hospital Nacional de Jutiapa. She will also introduce the work of doulas to their maternity care in an effort to increase natural comfort measures in laboring women.

Moretto will be collaborating with two obstetric attending physicians in the high-risk OB/GYN department at the Antigua, Guatemala/Hospital Nacional. She will be assisting them by acting as a doula to the women and helping with deliveries. In addition, she will conduct public health education outreach for the traditional midwives in the area regarding topics including sterile technique and postpartum care of mother and newborn.

You can contribute to the Cronenwett Global Study Award at http://giving.unc.edu/gift/son.


Thirty-three Years Later: The Martha Holt Windham BSN`77 Memorial Scholarship

August 23, 2010 | In Make Your Gift, Students Tags: , ,

We recently visited JR and Eleanor Holt at their home in a rural hamlet a few miles outside of Sanford, NC. It has been thirty-three years since their twenty-three year old daughter Martha was killed in an automobile crash on her way to visit them one Sunday afternoon.

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