Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant ProposalsMarch 15, 2017 |
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.
The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that the Carol Woods Retirement Community, located in Chapel Hill, NC, has donated $10,000 to help fund an ongoing, collaborative project between the School and Carol Woods community aimed at improving the quality of care in long-term care settings and increasing the workforce of geriatric and long-term care nursing experts.
Hats off to AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES, whose abstract titled “Nursing Assistants’ safe handling of excreta contaminated with antineoplastic drugs” was accepted for poster presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Conference in Denver this May. Congratulations, AnnMarie!
Congratulations to Maureen Baker, who has been selected as a Bloomberg Emerging Nurse Scholar at the University of Toronto! The program supports early career development for those emerging nursing scholars who wish to pursue a career in research. Great work and good luck, Maureen!
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.
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.
Congratulations to Ashley Vaughan, who has had her poster presentation accepted for the 13th International Family Nursing Conference, in Pamplona, Spain this summer. It is titled ‘Cross-Country Comparison Of Family Management Of Down Syndrome’.
GREAT NEWS, Ashley!
Kudos to Katherine Coury, who recently received a travel award from the UNC Office of Undergraduate Research to present her research at the International Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Conference in Baltimore in March.
Hats off to Corrine Mellin, whose abstract “Improving Antiemetic Guideline Adherence for Inpatient Adults Receiving Highly Emetogenic Chemotherapy” was accepted for a poster presentation at the 42nd Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress in Denver in May.