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Soltis-Jarrett Takes on State Mental Health with New Grants, Projects

January 19, 2017 | In Faculty, Leadership, News, Outreach, Research, Service

The School of Nursing is excited to announce four grants and projects that, under the direction of Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, contribute to the psychiatric and mental health needs of North Carolina. Professor Soltis-Jarrett said the projects are in honor of Carol and Coleman Ross—who established the distinguished professorship Soltis-Jarrett was awarded—for their continued support of mental health nursing in North Carolina.  

The projects aim to increase access to psychiatric services, engage the community with the School of Nursing’s strategies, and improve health literacy in the state in order to de-stigmatize mental health issues.

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Jenerette Receives 2017 SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health

January 13, 2017 | In Awards, Faculty, Leadership, News, Research

Congratulations to Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society Award for Research in Minority Health for her highly esteemed work with individuals living with sickle cell. The award will be presented at the SNRS Annual Conference Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 24, 2017.

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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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Booths Establish Community Service and Outreach Fund

December 2, 2016 | In News

Bill and Mary Lou Booth have a passion for service — one they hope to share with students and faculty within the School of Nursing with their recent establishment of the Bill and Mary Lou Booth Fund for Community Service and Outreach. The Fund, created by a generous donation to the School of Nursing Foundation, will aid students and faculty who wish to engage in community service for the betterment of the health and welfare of North Carolinians.

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Center for Lifelong Learning Completes Documentary Calling for SANE Training

December 1, 2016 | In Faculty, Outreach, Patient Care, Service

Congratulations to Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN, APHN-BC and her colleagues in the Center for Lifelong Learning, who recently completed a documentary detailing the need for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) — registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse.

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