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The Nursing Pioneer

March 15, 2017 | In Dean, News

In honor of Women’s History Month, UNC Research chose to highlight Elizabeth L. Kemble, founding dean of the UNC School of Nursing, for its Time+Tenacity series. After becoming dean in 1950, she recruited faculty, oversaw construction of a building and dormitories, and even handpicked the first class of students.

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Collaboration with the Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing Leads to Mentorship and Grant Proposals

March 15, 2017 | In Faculty, Global Health, Outreach, Research

Dr. Diane Berry recently returned from another productive trip to The Universidad Autonόma de Tamaulipas School of Nursing, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México where she continues a collaboration begun in 2009 and renewed in 2016 that has strengthened the tripartite mission of research, teaching and service of both schools.

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Beeber Receives Grant to Continue Carol Woods Project

March 6, 2017 | In Faculty, News, Research

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that the Carol Woods Retirement Community, located in Chapel Hill, NC, has donated $10,000 to help fund an ongoing, collaborative project between the School and Carol Woods community aimed at improving the quality of care in long-term care settings and increasing the workforce of geriatric and long-term care nursing experts.

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Waters Study Finds Indoor Tanning Devices Big Financial Hit to US Health Care

March 2, 2017 | In Faculty, News, Research

From CBSNews.com: Skin cancers linked to indoor tanning are estimated to have cost the U.S. health care system hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, a new study says.

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and its incidence is increasing, due in part to the increase in the use of tanning devices,” said study author Hugh Waters. He’s a health economist and associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Nursing.

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Woodley Named UNC Health Care SON Faculty of the Year

February 22, 2017 | In Awards, Faculty

Hearty congratulations to Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley who has been selected by nursing colleagues at UNC Health Care as the UNC School of Nursing Faculty of the Year for “consistently exemplifying excellence in customer service, communication, safety, professionalism, innovation, stewardship, teamwork and support of the nursing profession.”

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Yeo, Asafu-Adjei Study Published in Obesity Reviews

February 17, 2017 | In Faculty, Research

Congratulations to Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Josephine Asafu-Adjei, co-authors on the study “What Characteristics of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions Are Key to Effectively Reducing Weight Gain in Obese and Overweight Pregnant Women? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” that will be published in an upcoming issue of Obesity Reviews.

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