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The Nursing Pioneer

March 15, 2017 | In Dean, News

In honor of Women’s History Month, UNC Research chose to highlight Elizabeth L. Kemble, founding dean of the UNC School of Nursing, for its Time+Tenacity series. After becoming dean in 1950, she recruited faculty, oversaw construction of a building and dormitories, and even handpicked the first class of students.

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Beeber Receives Grant to Continue Carol Woods Project

March 6, 2017 | In Faculty, News, Research

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that the Carol Woods Retirement Community, located in Chapel Hill, NC, has donated $10,000 to help fund an ongoing, collaborative project between the School and Carol Woods community aimed at improving the quality of care in long-term care settings and increasing the workforce of geriatric and long-term care nursing experts.

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Waters Study Finds Indoor Tanning Devices Big Financial Hit to US Health Care

March 2, 2017 | In Faculty, News, Research

From CBSNews.com: Skin cancers linked to indoor tanning are estimated to have cost the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, a new study says.

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and its incidence is increasing, due in part to the increase in the use of tanning devices,” said study author Hugh Waters. He’s a health economist and associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing.

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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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