Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN is one of the co-investigators on a recently awarded study in the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research.
Fantastic job to Dr. Hugh Waters, who has been invited to Capitol Hill this November to present the findings of his research titled “The Health and Economic Impact of Obesity in the U.S.” The briefing is sponsored by the Milken Institute, a non-profit think tank that works to increase global prosperity through research and policy initiatives.
Dr. Waters’ research highlights the increasing rates of obesity in the U.S. and the economic burden it places on the nation. The prevalence of obesity has increased from 13 percent in 1962 to 36 percent in 2015, and treatment costs for this totaled $428 billion in 2014. Hugh will be presenting these findings to Congressional staff. Best of luck, Dr. Waters!
Congratulations to Dr. Yin Li, who on Tuesday successfully defended her dissertation titled “Primary Care Nurses: Their Value in the U.S. Primary Care System.”
Yin confidently handled many difficult questions while demonstrating her depth of knowledge on her topic. One of her committee members described the timeliness of her dissertation is “impeccable,” given the ongoing changes in our health care system. Great job, Dr. Li!
Associate Professor Beth Black, PhD, RN, was invited to serve as a plenary speaker at the 20th Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference in Phoenix, AZ last month. Her 75-minute talk was titled “Conceptions and Misconceptions: The Loss-lined Path to Parenthood of Lesbian Couples.”
Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, PhD, RN will be among the speakers at the upcoming NC TraCS presentation, “Making Interdisciplinary Team Science Connections: Bio-Psychosocial Factors and Mental Illness,” on October 18 at 3:30 PM in Room 219 of the Brinkhaus-Bullitt Building.
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A team of nationally-recognized public health nursing experts working through the American Public Health Association is seeking a student to participate in conducting a systematic review of public health nursing interventions during the Spring 2017 semester.
Students can fulfill a research practicum for the master’s degree through this opportunity, and would have the opportunity to contribute as an author of a published manuscript. Please contact Dr. Shawn Kneipp if interested, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huge congratulations to Lindsey Horrell, who recently received a Notice of Grant Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research for the success of her F31 application. The award will fund her research on the preferred communication cues of lower-socioeconomic individuals living with chronic illness.
Hats off to you, Lindsey!
Assistant Professor Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD, MHR, RN, BC will give a presentation entitled “Accelerating Technology Integration through Emergent Design” at the Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice Conference held at Billings Clinic, Billings, Montana, this November.
We are very proud of Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, CNE, and Assistant Professor Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, whose research was included in an address given by Dr. Patricia Grady, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, at the 2016 State of Nursing Science Congress.