News and Events

Dawkins and Gitau SAMHSA Fellowship recipients

October 20, 2016 | In Awards, Students

Hats off to Chantel Dawkins and Emily Gitau, who have been selected for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s Minority (SAMHSA) Fellowship Program for Youth. The program provides funding to increase the amount of culturally aware mental health professionals who can deliver behavioral health services to diverse populations.

Being named a SAMHSA fellow is an honorable distinction for which recipients will likely be known throughout their career. We are so proud of Chantel and Emily!

Save the Date: Health & Humanities Exchange Conference

October 17, 2016 | In Events, Faculty, Students

Announcing the Health & Humanities Exchange Conference
November 11-12, 2016
Hyde Hall, Institute for Arts & Humanities

The Health and Humanities Exchange (HHEX) is a SON-sponsored event that will spotlight health-related research and education initiatives at UNC-CH, Duke, Wake Forest, and other regional programs that draw upon the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. This event will introduce faculty and students to research going on at UNC and beyond, provide a space for generative conversation, and foster collaboration in future initiatives. An additional aim of this meeting is to consider ways to collaborate across CHCI members, with the North Carolina centers taking an active leadership role.

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Li Defends Dissertation

October 14, 2016 | In Education, Research, Students

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!

Seeking MSN Student for Research Practicum—Spring 2017

October 7, 2016 | In Research, Students

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: