Beeber Receives Grant to Continue Carol Woods Project

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. Under the direction of Associate Professor Anna Beeber, PhD, RN, the project will provide an intraprofessional educational experience for nursing students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The goal is to … Continued

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

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. “We know these devices have significant health and financial impacts, and with this … Continued

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Waters Discusses Costs of Obesity on Capitol Hill

Associate Professor Hugh Waters was in Washington, DC, yesterday at the invitation of the Centers for Disease Control. He was a participant in a panel discussion on the Economic Burden of Obesity: Implications for Productivity and Competitiveness at an event organized by the Obesity Care Advocacy Network.

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Havens to be Inducted into STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Heartfelt congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN who will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International’s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the International Nursing Research Conference in Dublin, Ireland this July! The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national and international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the nursing profession and people it serves. “[Dr. Havens] has developed an acclaimed foundation for evidence-based nursing leadership, and I and many … Continued

Baker Receives STTI Beta Nu Chapter’s Excellence in Education Award

A very sincere congratulations to Darlene Baker, assistant director of the Education-Innovation-Simulation Learning Environment at the SON, who was selected the 2017 recipient of Sigma Theta Tau International’s Beta Nu Chapter’s Excellence in Education award. “Ms. Baker’s dedication to creating optimal learning environments with exceptional simulation activities greatly enhance nursing students’ acquisition of the necessary skills to contribute to quality patient outcomes,” said Dr. Donna Roberson, Past-President of the Beta Nu Chapter at East Carolina University. “Her dedication and demeanor exemplify professional nursing for students. Ms. Baker is known for her … Continued

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UNC Welcomes Dean Peragallo Montano

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. Chancellor Folt highlighted the pioneering spirit that has been a hallmark of Carolina Nursing throughout its history, claiming many firsts in nursing education in North Carolina and in … Continued

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

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 … Continued

Havens Elected Chair of ANCC International Magnet Commission for Second Time

Hats off to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN who was recently elected to a second two-year term as Chairperson of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s International Magnet Recognition Program®.  The Magnet program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Consumers rely on Magnet designation as a credential for high quality nursing. The Commission on Magnet, which Dr. Havens will again chair, sets policy and processes for Magnet recognition and, after extensive review, selects organizations for recognition through this credential worldwide.

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Jenerette Receives 2017 SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health

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. Well done, Dr. Jenerette!

Mayer to Serve as Panelist at White House Event

Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN has been invited to serve as a panelist at a Community Oncology event hosted at the White House on Wednesday, January 11.The event, which is part of the White House Making Health Care Better Series and held on behalf of the Cancer Moonshot, will focus on improving innovation and access to quality cancer care in the community health setting. Panels will explore the unique aspects of community oncology, including cancer disparities, survivorship and support services, advancing clinical trials and innovative models of care … Continued

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