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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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Song Receives R21 Grant Funding from National Cancer Institute, NIH

November 28, 2016 | In Faculty, News, Research

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Lixin Song, PhD, RN, who recently received R21 grant funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health for her study “Enhancing Survivorship care Planning for Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer Using a Couple-focused Web-based Tailored Symptom Self-management Program” that was proposed in response to NCI’s Program Announcement: Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact.

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HPDP receives $1.5 million to develop diabetes self-management education toolkit

November 22, 2016 | In Faculty, News, Research

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), a CDC Prevention Research Center, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was awarded a $1.5 million contract to develop a national toolkit for public health and clinical providers to assure that people with diabetes have access to evidence-based education and support programs to help manage their condition.

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“Ah-Ha” Moments: the Senich Fund, Genotypes and Internet Addiction

November 21, 2016 | In Development, Make Your Gift, News, the Genomic Era Conference

Patients had questions: “we don’t know” wasn’t an answer Barbara Senich, BSN ’79 liked to give. “I knew there had to be a better way,” she said, and she never stopped looking for it. “Fast forward 20 years or so, and we began to see the human genome decoded,” Senich said. “As scientists and clinicians began to explore the implications of these advances, it was clear that causes for conditions once considered unknowable would someday be understood. It was a great ‘ah-ha’ moment for me.” And it was a great moment for Carolina Nursing.

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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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