Soltis-Jarrett Awarded $1.1M from HRSA to Advance Mental Health Nursing in NC’s Rural Areas

With $1.1 million in new funding from the Human Resources and Services Administration, Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett and the UNC School of Nursing will help meet the pressing psychiatric-mental health needs of rural and underserved populations of North Carolina. The funding will be used to partner with Goshen Medical Center, North Carolina’s largest rural Federally Qualified Health Center, to educate 12 new primary care nurse practitioners (NP) to implement integrated (mind/body) health care for patients in NC’s rural and underserved counties. “An exciting outcome of this new project is that it will … Continued

Zomorodi to Direct New Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative for UNC Health Affairs Schools

UNC Health Care announced today that a $1.5 million grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust will establish a new UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative, giving UNC health professions students interprofessional clinical experiences in rural areas of North Carolina. SON Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL will serve as director of the effort. Reposted from the UNC Health Care Newsroom Kenan Charitable Trust Awards $1.5 million to UNC Health Affairs Schools Media contact: Phil Bridges, 984-974-1152, phil.bridges@unchealth.unc.edu Chapel Hill, N.C. — July 5, 2017 — The William R. … Continued

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Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant Proposals

Dr. Diane Berry recently returned from another productive trip to The Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México where she continues a collaboration begun in 2009 and renewed in 2016 that has strengthened the tripartite mission of research, teaching and service of both schools. Dr. Berry has worked closely with the Directora M.C.E. Dra. Del Socorro Piñones Martínez and faculty Dra. Lidia Guadalupe Ortiz Compeán, Dra. Eunice González Reséndiz, Dra. Paulina Aquilera Pérez, Dra. Hortensia Castañeda Hidalgo, Dra. Tranquilina Gutierrez Gomez, Dra. Nora González Quirarte, and Dra. … Continued

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

Nance-Floyd a Fulbright Specialist

Sincere congratulations to Betty Nance-Floyd PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, assistant professor and director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, who was recently awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in education at Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi. “As a Fulbrighter, you will be joining the ranks of distinguished scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of their countries,” said her award letter from the Institute of International Education. Dr. Nance-Floyd will travel to Malawi from August 6-20th to provide faculty development for the University of Malawi, … Continued

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

Travers Leads Creation of CDC Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools

Associate Professor Debbie Travers, PhD, RN, FAEN, recently led a team of emergency nurses and physicians in developing a toolkit to triage patients in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak. Working with the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the team developed and tested the Pandemic Influenza Triage Tools with local health care professionals in Winston-Salem, NC and Akron, Ohio. Offering a Pandemic Influenza Triage Algorithm and a Community Healthcare Decision Making Tool, the toolkit is designed to support public health … Continued

Berry Continues Work with Autónoma de Tamaulipas SON

In early May 2016, the faculty of the School of Nursing at Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, México, received Dr. Diane Berry, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, United States, to plan upcoming research projects and achieve key academic and research objectives. Dr. Berry began her visit by presenting the Dean and faculty an updated Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, continuing the six-year relationship that developed with Drs. Berry, Compeán Ortiz and Dr. Reséndiz González in 2010. Sigma Theta Tau … Continued

Cockroft Featured as Tar Heel of the Week

Assistant Professor Marianne Cockroft was featured as this week’s Tar Heel of the Week in the Raleigh News and Observer for her work with the medically underserved populations of Western Wake County. Check out the wonderful article here!

Soltis-Jarrett Tapped for Steering Committee for New Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP, has been appointed to serve on a steering committee for new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) in North Carolina. The committee is designed to provide guidance and strategic direction for the CCBHC. Dr. Soltis-Jarrett is the only nurse practitioner on the committee and was selected for service based on her “expertise on, commitment to, and contributions made to improving services for North Carolinians with mental health and substance use disorders and their families,” said Courtney Cantrell, PhD, director of the NC … Continued

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