Beeber Elected to American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors

Hats off to Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Term Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, who was recently elected President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Dr. Beeber’s term on the ten-member board will begin at the close of the APNA 30th Annual Conference, October 19-22, in Hartford, Connecticut. She joins three other new board members and three nominating committee members in this year’s elected class. “We are thrilled and honored to welcome these nursing leaders to the APNA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee,” says APNA President … Continued

Webb Appointed to Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life at UNC

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Judith Webb, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, who was appointed to the Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life at UNC Chapel Hill last week. The Committee on LGBTQ Life keeps watch over the campus climate for LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty and reports and makes recommendations regarding experiences of or concerns about harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. “Today’s political climate has heightened the concerns of students, staff and faculty who identify as LGBTQ and their allies,” said Webb of her appointment to the committee. “This … Continued

UNCSON Well Represented at STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress

There was a strong showing from UNCSON faculty and doctoral students at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.Associate Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN presented an oral presentation on diabetes self-management outcomes in low-income ethnic minority patients in the United States. Doctoral students Sama Hammad, Lindsey Horrell, and Grace Wu contributed oral presentations and posters. Hammad presented on recruitment and retention in studying childhood obesity in Saudi Arabia and gave a poster on fidelity assessment and cultural appropriateness of the Arabic Child Feeding Questionnaire … Continued

UNCSON and Well Care Home Health Join to Create Unique Education-Practice Partnership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing teams up with leading home health provider to establish the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program—a program funded through gifts to the UNC School of Nursing Foundation to prepare nurse leaders for the home health industry. In August 2016, the UNC School of Nursing will introduce the Well Care Home Health Leadership Scholars Program, the result of an innovative new partnership with North Carolina-based Well Care Home Health, a leader in health care for in-home post-acute patients. Funded … Continued

Dr. Peragallo Montano Named Dean of UNCSON

Chancellor Carol Folt announced Wednesday afternoon that Dr. Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano has been selected as the new dean for the UNC School of Nursing. She will begin January 1, 2017. Peragallo Montano is currently dean and professor for the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies; professor on the graduate faculty at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Nursing and adjunct professor at Australian Catholic University in North Sydney. “We are pleased to welcome Nena Peragallo Montano as the dean of the School of Nursing,” said Executive Vice … Continued

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Yeo, SON Help Develop DNP Program in Japan

Professor SeonAe Yeo is recently returned from two weeks in Tokyo, Japan where she worked with faculty at the premier nursing school of St. Luke’s International University to assist it in its effort to start the first DNP program in Japan. With the support of Interim Dean Donna Havens, Interim Director of Graduation Practice Programs Jennifer D’Auria, and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood, and following two weeks of intensive meetings and discussions, Yeo helped equip the St. Luke’s program with goals, objectives, terminal objectives, curriculums and its fit to the infrastructure of … Continued

UNC’s “Feeding Flock” Featured in American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

The cover of the latest edition of the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing should be Carolina blue for the preponderance of good work it features by the Feeding Flock research team of Sue Thoyre, Britt Pados, Jinhee Park, Hayley Estrem, Cara McComish and Eric Hodges. Congratulations all! The Feeding Flock is a group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to developing the science of preventing, identifying, and managing feeding difficulties in children, and their recent work informs nearly the entire July/August issue of the MCN devoted to the dynamics of feeding for infants and young children, their … Continued

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White a Fox8 News “House Calls” Expert

Clinical Instructor Michelle White, MSN, RN, and current student in our DNP program, will be appearing on WGHP Fox8 News on July 4 at around 9:15 a.m. as an expert on the news channel’s “House Calls” feature. The Independence Day segment will focus on how to avoid an early return to the hospital. If you’re in the Piedmont area of the Old North State, be sure to tune in! Michelle will reprise her expert role on July 6, when she will be taped live on the topic of “Taking Care of … Continued

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Mayer Speaks Before VP Biden at Annual ASCO Meeting

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Mayer, who kept good company at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month, where a press panel on Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative was held. As a member of the Blue Ribbon panel of national experts guiding the Moonshot, Mayer addressed reporters at a press conference in advance of a speech given by Vice President Biden. There, she expressed confidence in the potential of both the Cancer Moonshot and its blue ribbon panel. “I’m sort of a skeptic at heart, but I can say that having participated in the Blue … Continued

T32 Renewed for Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the renewal of the T32 training grant that funds its “Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness” training program for five more years. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Award — or T32 — is an institutional training grant designed to prepare qualified individuals for scientific careers that have significant impact on the health-related research needs of the nation. Now in its fifth round of funding, the School of Nursing’s T32 program has … Continued

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