News and Events

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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UNC Welcomes Dean Peragallo Montano

February 10, 2017 | In Faculty, Leadership, News

In an official ceremony hosted by Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed Dean Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano to Carolina and the School of Nursing community yesterday. Members of the faculty and staff joined current students, retired faculty, alumni, campus officials and local media at the event, which was held at the Carolina Club at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on campus.

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Giscombe recognized at Stony Brook alumni award ceremony

February 1, 2017 | In Awards, Events

Hats off to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, who was honored at Stony Brook University’s annual 40 under Forty award ceremony on January 31 in New York City. The event honors 40 Stony Brook alumni who have used their degree to better their community, and Cheryl was recognized along with a cohort of scientists, health professionals, social activists, entrepreneurs, and more.

Congratulations, Cheryl!


Alderman, Durham Present Interprofessional Work at IMSH

February 1, 2017 | In Awards, Education, Events, Faculty, Interprofessional

This week, Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman and Professor Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN attended the Society for Simulation in Healthcare‘s annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in Orlando. They presented their work titled The Heart of the Matter: Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Interprofessional Education.

Sincere congratulations to Carol, who served on a thought-leaders in simulation panel. She also won a Presidential Citation from the President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for her work in advancing simulation in interprofessional education. Many thanks to these women for representing the School of Nursing!