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Serve and Learn: for Oppewal the One Transforms the Other

December 16, 2016 | In Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Service, Students, Teaching

Only 4,070 people live in Tyrrell County, NC, and only one primary care center exists to serve them. Should citizens require more sophisticated care, the nearest hospital is 35 miles away.

With these factors in mind, Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal takes a group of about 20 students to the county each spring break for a service learning trip.

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Crystal Hunt Awarded NHSC Scholarship

November 30, 2016 | In Awards, Students

Hats off to MSN-FNP student Crystal Hunt, who was awarded the National Health Service Corps Scholarship! The scholarship supports individuals who wish to serve in medically underserved communities upon graduation. It covers tuition, fees, and other educational costs while the recipient works with patients who have limited access to health care. Congratulations, Crystal, for receiving this prestigious award!


SON Global Health Scholar Marzuola Studies Effects of Fistula on Women in Mali

November 17, 2016 | In Global Health, Service, Students

ABSN student, Ingrid Marzuola, traveled to Mali this summer as a UNCSON Global Health Scholar to continue her studies on the effects of fistula, a devastating and serious injury resulting from prolonged obstructed labor, and to assist with IntraHealth International’s End Shame: Restore Dignity campaign to prevent and treat the condition.

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