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

Berry Continues Work with Autónoma de Tamaulipas SON

In early May 2016, the faculty of the School of Nursing at Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Tampico, México, received Dr. Diane Berry, Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, United States, to plan upcoming research projects and achieve key academic and research objectives. Dr. Berry began her visit by presenting the Dean and faculty an updated Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, continuing the six-year relationship that developed with Drs. Berry, Compeán Ortiz and Dr. Reséndiz González in 2010. Sigma Theta Tau … Continued

Beeber Receives NIH Funding

Kudos to Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, RN, who recently received funding for her study “Enhancing Communication between Children in Early Intervention and their Depressed Mothers” from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Beeber will serve as lead principal investigator on a team with Anne Wheeler of the Research Triangle Institute as principal investigator. Co-investigators include the SON’s George Knafl and Julee Waldrop, as well as Dore LaForett of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. Marcia Mandel of the Raleigh Children’s Developmental Services Agency, Maria … Continued

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Hodges Receives NIH Funding

Congratulations to Associate Professor and Director of the Biobehavioral Lab, Eric Hodges, PhD, FNP-BC, who recently received funding for his study “Enhancing Caregiver-Infant Communication to Prevent Obesity” from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hodges will serve as principal investigator on a team with Cathi Propper, Center for Developmental Science, as co-investigator and Todd Schwartz as Statistician. The study, which will run through March 2018, is designed to test a novel intervention to help parents and preverbal infants better understand one another during … Continued

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Santos Receives NC TraCS Funding

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, PhD, RN who recently received word that his study “Postpartum Depressive Symptoms in Latinas: Associations with Oxytocin Function and Stressors” was chosen for NC TraCS funding. Well done, Dr. Santos!  

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