UNCSON Grants Inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” Awards to Pados, Tan

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” grants, Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, an adjunct faculty member at UNCSON, and Reina Tan, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The $2,500 grants are made possible by the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease, or “Dhillon’s Gift,” which is housed in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation and is designed to support projects that address aspects of the treatment or care of patients with congenital heart … Continued

Mayer Coauthors The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Cancer Research Priorities in US

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

Beeber Receives Hillman Innovation in Care Program Grant

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

First SON-Managed Faculty Practice Opens in Hillsborough

Last week saw the opening of the first UNC School of Nursing-managed faculty practice in the state. The Carolina Community Clinic opened its doors on Tuesday, November 7 in Hillsborough, N.C., and is the result of a collaboration between UNC Family Medicine, the UNC School of Nursing, and Hillsborough Pharmacy and Nutrition. The Carolina Community Clinic serves as a pilot for embedding School of Nursing faculty nurse practitioners in practices established within independent pharmacies across the state. The aim is to improve access to care, assist with transitions in care, and better fulfill the University’s mission to serve the needs … Continued

Wilmoth offers Keynote at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony

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!

Maimon Trust Established to Support Doctoral Students

“Reverence for life” were words Dr. Arthur Maimon lived by. They were also the words emblazoned in bronze on the façade of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where Maimon periodically spent two months at a time over the course of 30 years. He would temporarily close his private practice in Rockford, Illinois, venture to the island nation, and serve the patients of a hospital founded by Larry Mellon and his wife Gwen, named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor … Continued

Mayer Speaks at ONS Policy Summit

Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN was a featured speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2017 Policy Summit held in Washington, D.C.  on October 17. The summit, which focused on approaches to patient-centered care, was held at the National Press Club.

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Durham Tells Sepsis Survival Story to People Magazine

Durham with her husband, Stephen

Professor Carol Durham continues her mission to raise awareness about sepsis in the pages of People this week! To read Carol’s compelling story of survival from the life-threatening condition, please click here. Last year, UNC Health Care also covered Carol’s story, and you can read their more detailed version here. Our thanks to Carol for her good work in educating us all on the warning signs and symptoms of this swift-moving sickness.

SON Hosts 4th Annual White Coat Ceremony

The School of Nursing hosted its fourth annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, October 15 at Memorial Hall on Carolina’s campus, welcoming first year students in the School’s BSN programs to the nursing profession. The students were joined by faculty, staff and administrators of the School, along with family and friends for the ceremonial occasion, which is held at the beginning of each academic year to initiate new students in the BSN and the accelerated BSN programs to nursing and to emphasize humanistic, patient-centered care. Dean Nena Peragallo Montano presided … Continued

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Song Receives $2.95 M in R01 & R21 Grants to Assist Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Partners

Congratulations to Associate Professor Lixin Song, PhD, RN, who was awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute to assist patients and their partners who are dealing with prostate cancer. With her $2.584 million R01 grant from NINR, Song will study the Efficacy of a Couple-Focused, Tailored, Symptom Self-Management mHealth Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners. The randomized clinical trial will test the usefulness of an innovative web-based program, Prostate Cancer Education & Resources for Couples (PERC), tailored to … Continued

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