News and Events

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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SON Well Represented at NCNA DNP Council Meeting

November 11, 2016 | In Faculty, Leadership, Outreach, Students

The NCNA DNP Council Annual Meeting and Continuing Education was a great success with DNP programs represented from across the state.  The theme for the 2016 CEU was “Evidenced-based Translational DNP Projects that  “Stuck” or will “Stick” – Making an Impact on Health Outcomes and Nursing Leadership.” Dr. Jean Davison chaired the planning committee for the event. The SON was well-represented with faculty presenters Dr. Jean Davison and Dr. Tom Bush.

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Jo Successfully Defends Dissertation

November 4, 2016 | In Global Health, Research, Students

Congratulations to Minjeong Jo, who successfully defended her dissertation on October 28.  The title of her dissertation is “Perceived Quality of Communication with ICU Physicians and Nurses and its Relationship to Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression and Stress Among Family Members of Chronically Ill Patients in Korea.”

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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.