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

UNC’s “Feeding Flock” Featured in American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

The cover of the latest edition of the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing should be Carolina blue for the preponderance of good work it features by the Feeding Flock research team of Sue Thoyre, Britt Pados, Jinhee Park, Hayley Estrem, Cara McComish and Eric Hodges. Congratulations all! The Feeding Flock is a group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to developing the science of preventing, identifying, and managing feeding difficulties in children, and their recent work informs nearly the entire July/August issue of the MCN devoted to the dynamics of feeding for infants and young children, their … Continued

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Jenerette Named Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar

Congratulations to Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, CNE, who was recently named a member of the sixth class of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars. The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars (FES) program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship. Dr. Jenerette will use her time as a FES to expand her commitment to those suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD) by working with community partners in Durham and Wake counties to … Continued

Mayer Speaks Before VP Biden at Annual ASCO Meeting

Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Mayer, who kept good company at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month, where a press panel on Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative was held. As a member of the Blue Ribbon panel of national experts guiding the Moonshot, Mayer addressed reporters at a press conference in advance of a speech given by Vice President Biden. There, she expressed confidence in the potential of both the Cancer Moonshot and its blue ribbon panel. “I’m sort of a skeptic at heart, but I can say that having participated in the Blue … Continued

T32 Renewed for Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the renewal of the T32 training grant that funds its “Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness” training program for five more years. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Award — or T32 — is an institutional training grant designed to prepare qualified individuals for scientific careers that have significant impact on the health-related research needs of the nation. Now in its fifth round of funding, the School of Nursing’s T32 program has … Continued

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SON Hosts Hillman Scholars Program Annual Meeting

The UNC School of Nursing was pleased to host the annual meeting of the nation’s prestigious Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation last week. The Scholars Program was established by the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation in 2010 to identify and prepare — swiftly — the next generation of nurse scientists and scholars. Offered only at the universities of North Carolina, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the highly selective program is designed to furnish Hillman Scholars with BSN and PhD degrees in fewer than six years. The theme of this year’s meeting … Continued