UNCSON Receives Prestigious RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Grant

Once again, sizable matching private donations from Carolyn London, BSN ’56 and the Carl Swisher Foundation help bring the grant to Carolina Nursing   The UNC School of Nursing is once again among a select group of schools of nursing to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.  The 31 selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. … Continued

Wu and Berry Publication Accepted in Journal of Advanced Nursing

Congratulations to doctoral student, Grace Wu, and Professor Diane Berry who had their publication “Impact of weight stigma on physiological and psychological health outcomes for overweight and obese adults: A systematic review” accepted by the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Further congratulations to Grace, who also had her research “Weight stigma in relation to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, binge eating, and acculturation among overweight and obese Asian-Americans” accepted for an oral presentation at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference on February 26–27, 2018.

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UNCSON Grants Inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” Awards to Pados, Tan

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” grants, Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, an adjunct faculty member at UNCSON, and Reina Tan, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The $2,500 grants are made possible by the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease, or “Dhillon’s Gift,” which is housed in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation and is designed to support projects that address aspects of the treatment or care of patients with congenital heart … Continued

Mayer Coauthors The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Cancer Research Priorities in US

Congratulations to Professor Deborah Mayer for her work on The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA which launched on November 1st at an event on Capitol Hill and was presented on November 3 at the United Nations Association of New York Humanitarian Awards, were former Vice President Joe Biden was honored for his work on improving cancer outcomes as part of the US Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA is authored by over 50 leading US oncologists, including … Continued

Hubbell, Waters Present at NCNA DNP Symposium

Last week, Assistant Professor Sara Hubbell and DNP student Elizabeth Waters presented at the North Carolina Nurses Association’s DNP Symposium held in Greensboro. Dr. Hubbell presented on Spiritual Care for Inpatient Nurses, while Waters presented on Antibiotic Stewardship in the Pediatric ER. The conference was held by the NCNA’s DNP Council, which is chaired by Associate Professor Jean Davison.

Beeber Receives Hillman Innovation in Care Program Grant

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber has received a Hillman Innovation in Care Program grant to support the national launch of a newly developed Mental Health Innovation (MHI), as part of Nurse-Family Partnership®. This will be the first U.S. home-visiting program with an integrated mechanism for mental health care, and will help low-income, first-time mothers with debilitating levels of depression and anxiety. Hillman funds will support implementation and evaluation to enable Nurse-Family Partnership to integrate much-needed behavioral health care throughout its nationwide network of more than 264 implementing agencies. The … Continued

Leeman Article Published in Implementation Science

Professor Jennifer Leeman had her article, “Beyond ‘implementation strategies’: classifying the full range of strategies used in implementation science and practice” published in the November issue of Implementation Science. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Doctoral Student Jung Presents at ASCO Oncology Symposium

Ahrang Jung, doctoral student at UNCSON, presented her poster, Predictors of Quality of Life in Non-muscle-invasive bladder Cancer Survivors, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego in October. Well done, Ahrang!

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Kimball Manuscript Published in Geriatric Nursing Journal

Congratulations to RWJ Future of Nursing Scholar Amber Kimball who had her article “Amplified hearing device use in acute care settings for patients with hearing loss: A feasibility study” published in Geriatric Nursing Journal. Way to go, Amber!

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Song Receives $2.95M in R01 & R21 Grants to Assist Prostate Cancer Patients and Their Partners

Congratulations to Associate Professor Lixin Song, PhD, RN, who was awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute to assist patients and their partners who are dealing with prostate cancer. With her $2.584 million R01 grant from NINR, Song will study the Efficacy of a Couple-Focused, Tailored, Symptom Self-Management mHealth Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners. The randomized clinical trial will test the usefulness of an innovative web-based program, Prostate Cancer Education & Resources for Couples (PERC), tailored to … Continued

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