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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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Booths Establish Community Service and Outreach Fund

December 2, 2016 | In Development, News

Bill and Mary Lou Booth have a passion for service — one they hope to share with students and faculty within the School of Nursing with their recent establishment of the Bill and Mary Lou Booth Fund for Community Service and Outreach. The Fund, created by a generous donation to the School of Nursing Foundation, will aid students and faculty who wish to engage in community service for the betterment of the health and welfare of North Carolinians.

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Song Receives R21 Grant Funding from National Cancer Institute, NIH

November 28, 2016 | In Faculty, News, Research

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Lixin Song, PhD, RN, who recently received R21 grant funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health for her study “Enhancing Survivorship care Planning for Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer Using a Couple-focused Web-based Tailored Symptom Self-management Program” that was proposed in response to NCI’s Program Announcement: Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact.

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HPDP receives $1.5 million to develop diabetes self-management education toolkit

November 22, 2016 | In Faculty, News, Research

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), a CDC Prevention Research Center, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was awarded a $1.5 million contract to develop a national toolkit for public health and clinical providers to assure that people with diabetes have access to evidence-based education and support programs to help manage their condition.

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