Waters Study Finds Indoor Tanning Devices Big Financial Hit to US Health Care

From CBSNews.com: Skin cancers linked to indoor tanning are estimated to have cost the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, a new study says. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and its incidence is increasing, due in part to the increase in the use of tanning devices,” said study author Hugh Waters. He’s a health economist and associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing. “We know these devices have significant health and financial impacts, and with this … Continued

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Waters Discusses Costs of Obesity on Capitol Hill

Associate Professor Hugh Waters was in Washington, DC, yesterday at the invitation of the Centers for Disease Control. He was a participant in a panel discussion on the Economic Burden of Obesity: Implications for Productivity and Competitiveness at an event organized by the Obesity Care Advocacy Network.

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Yeo, Asafu-Adjei Study Published in Obesity Reviews

Congratulations to Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Josephine Asafu-Adjei, co-authors on the study “What Characteristics of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions Are Key to Effectively Reducing Weight Gain in Obese and Overweight Pregnant Women? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” that will be published in an upcoming issue of Obesity Reviews. “With rigorous systematic review and meta analyses of the past ten years of randomized controlled trials around the world, we found out that obese and overweight women gained much less weight when lifestyle interventions were provided by their prenatal care providers (obstetricians … Continued

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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

Jenerette Receives 2017 SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health

Congratulations to Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society Award for Research in Minority Health for her highly esteemed work with individuals living with sickle cell. The award will be presented at the SNRS Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 24, 2017. Well done, Dr. Jenerette!

Black’s Book Wins 2016 AJN Book of the Year Award, First Place in Palliative Care/Hospice Category

Sincere congratulations to Associate Professor Beth Black, PhD, RN, whose book Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement for Nursing and Other Health Professions (Springer Press) recently won a 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award, claiming first place in the Palliative Care/Hospice category. Dr. Black co-edited the book with Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN of the Gunderson Health System and Patricia Wright, PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC, CHPN, CNE of the University of Scranton. “It was truly a labor of love,” said Black of the project, which was designed to fill a gap in the literature for health care providers working with … Continued

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Santos’ Podium Presentation Named Abstract of Distinction at 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research

Sincere congratulations to Dr. Hudson Santos, whose podium presentation “The Network Dynamic of Maternal Depressive Symptoms” was selected as Abstract of Distinction at the 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research held by the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science in Washington DC from September 14-17. This presentation was part of a symposium entitled “Reconfiguring Affective Symptoms Through Innovative Analytic Methods” focused on symptom science. UNCSON faculty members Dr. Linda Beeber and Dr. Todd Schwartz, and PhD student Rebecca Salomon participated in the symposium along with Drs. Diane … Continued

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Announcing the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support

Before Nora Warshawsky earned her PhD from the UNCSON in 2011, she was a multi-tasking full-time graduate student who taught for four years in the classroom and clinic, served as graduate student representative to the University, pursued her own research, traveled to professional conferences and cultivated an off-campus network of like-minded colleagues. It wasn’t easy, but Warshawsky hopes to make it easier on the next generation of nurse scholars by creating the M. Vivian Baker Expendable Fund for Graduate Student Support. Named in honor of Warshawsky’s aunt, this gift provides financial … Continued

Berry Presents at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health Forum

Earlier this month, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Dr. Diane Berry and Dr. Lidia G. Compeán Ortiz presented their research “Learning to Live with Diabetes: A Study in Low-Income Adults in Mexico” at  Global Partnerships to Advance Non-Communicable Disease Research within the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda—a forum hosted by Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. For the past two years, Dr. Diane Berry has served as an international mentor for Dr. Lidia G. Compeán Ortiz from Universidad Autόnoma de Tamaulipas, School of Nursing, Tampico, México through the Emory Public Health … Continued

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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