It is with great joy we announce the first UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing Cronenwett Global Health Scholar award! It is fitting that the Global Nursing Advisory Council selected Minh Nguyen, a student in our baccalaureate program to receive this first award based on his plans for a summer experience in his native Vietnam to work with a rural hospital on quality and safety. Minh is enrolled in our N489 this summer with faculty Chris Harlan and will be in Vietnam for about one month working with a rural hospital through a liaison with a local organization. He hopes to foster quality and safety by helping with hand hygiene and infection control. He has agreed to share some of his experiences upon his return.
The Cronenwett Global Health Scholars Fund was established through our Office of Advancement by one of our donors who wanted to assure that undergraduate students had an opportunity to expand their world view through a global health experience. This is the first year we have been able to fund an award, which we hope will occur annually. The Fund remains open and active for on-going growth to expand opportunities for our undergraduate students. Named to honor Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, we are pleased this first award goes to a project that reflects her passion for improving quality and safety in health care.