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Save the Date: Health & Humanities Exchange Conference

October 28, 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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Howell to Conduct DNP Project at DVAMC

October 27, 2016 | In Awards, Students

Fantastic job to Dakar Howell, a second-year BSN-DNP student in the Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program who was awarded a scholarship from the Jonas Foundation last spring to aid in doctoral level training for nurses who are focused on veteran-specific health care.

Dakar is an employee of the Durham VAMC, where she serves as a Women’s Health Liaison. She has been instrumental in implementing new programs to grant female veterans the care they deserve, but are too often denied. Dakar will soon begin her doctoral project at the Durham VA, where she hopes to put her research into practice in improving health care outcomes for female veterans in the primary care setting.

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!

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!