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 $2.95 M 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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Opioid Student Research Group Interest Meeting

Please join us for the first interest meeting of the OPIOID STUDENT RESEARCH GROUP WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 1PM-2PM in Rosenau 133 We want to: Build up the capacity of UNC opioid research Identify the support needed from students to do research Apply an equity lens to think critically about racism and other -isms in the context of opioid use Engage with individuals outside of the academic setting on opioid-related issues All disciplines are welcome! LUNCH PROVIDED courtesy of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Student Guest Speakers • Apostolos Alexandridis: … Continued

Nance Article Published in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Jennifer Nance, BSN, RN, whose article “Hematopoitic Stem Cell Transplantation” was published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Jennifer graduated from the BSN program in May, is currently working at UNC Hospitals as a Clinical Nurse I, and will return to the Hillman Scholars program summer 2018. Great work, Jennifer!

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Britton Poster Award Eligible

Great work to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton whose poster “Contraception use patterns among women with prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and diagnosed diabetes (P53)” was among the highest-scored posters at this year’s North American Forum on Family Planning and is now eligible for an award. Congratulations, Laura!

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September Is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

This month, help us raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): a genetic, life-long illness that researchers estimate affects 90,000 to 100,000 Americans. Though the average life expectancy for those living with the disease has more than tripled since the 1970s, there’s still more work to be done, as SCD patients’ needs are often overlooked by healthcare professionals and the public. UNC-Chapel Hill is home to the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, and our own Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN is a member of the team. If you would like to … Continued

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Khairat Obtains R21 Grant to Study Teleconsent

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Saif Khairat, PhD, whose joint project with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina was recently fundedby the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to improve the recruitment of participants for clinical trials and studies through the use of telemedicine technology. The two-year study, on which Khairat is co-investigator, received $238,125 in NIH funding to evaluate the advantages, feasibility and impact of teleconsent, whereby clinical trial participants may meet virtually with trained research personnel through a video feed to learn about and consent to that … Continued

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Yeo Paper Published in The BMJ

The paper, titled “Effect of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes: meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials,” was co-authored by Professor Yeo and has been accepted for publication in The BMJ. Well done, Dr. Yeo! Queen Mary University of London Press Release   The study, published in the BMJ, is the largest research project in the world looking at lifestyle interventions in pregnancy, involving more than 50 researchers from 41 institutions*. Its results were recently used by the UK Chief … Continued

Carolina Seminar: Rural Carolina, Globally Tackling Obesity in Pregnancy

Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Jennifer Leeman, along with Dr. Carmen Samueal-Hodge from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Dr. Mohd Anwar from the SUSMaN Lab at NC A&T, have received funding from Carolina Seminars for their Rural Carolina, Globally Tackling Obesity in Pregnancy seminar for the 2017-2018 academic year. Over the course of the two-year seminar they plan to first examine how other societies and countries provide prenatal care and social services and then identify one pragmatic solution for rural Carolina. To learn more about their … Continued

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral News

AnnMarie Walton has co-authored three papers recently: 1. “Workplace Hazards Faced by Nursing Assistants in the United States; A Focused Literature Review,” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2. “Benefits, Facilitators, Barriers and Strategies to Improve Pesticide Protective Behaviors: Insights from Farmworkers in North Carolina Tobacco Fields,” published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 3. “Perceived benefits and barriers to exercise for recently treated adults with acute leukemia,” also written by Professor Ashley Bryant and published in the Oncology Nursing Forum. Hillman Scholar Laura Britton … Continued

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