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Faculty Forum: Nursing Innovation

December 14, 2015 | Tags: ,

December 14, 2015, Noon-1:00 p.m.
104 Carrington

With the University’s current focus on innovation, how will the SON rise to the challenge?

Kay Wagoner, SON alum and expert in innovation, will be here to discuss how to expand nursing ideas (and products) beyond academia.

Nurses are often disinclined to see their ideas/efforts/products as having broader applicability and appeal, and this disinclination inhibits innovation and potential for wider reach. Small ideas can grow into large projects with big impact if those ideas are channeled effectively.

P. Kay Wagoner, Ph.D – President, Wagoner Discovery and Development Consulting, LLC
Life Science EIR, Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
EER, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chair 4D External Advisory Board, NC Translational and Clinical Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC Chapel Hill

Congratulations to Dr. Mayer: Selected for workshop, “The Entrepreneurial Mindset — Maximizing Faculty Impact”

January 19, 2012 | In Faculty, News, Research Tags: , , ,

Mayer_Preferred Dr. Mayer

SON Faculty Deborah Mayer has been selected as a participant in the workshop, "The Entrepreneurial Mindset — Maximizing Faculty Impact," on May 14-17, 2012.

This workshop focuses on entrepreneurial thinking and turning ideas into reality. It is designed to help faculty members identify opportunities, develop strategies for implementing their creative ideas, understanding costs and raising money, and assessing progress toward meeting goals. Dr. Mayer’s research includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of eHealth interventions for cancer survivors. She currently has an NCI-funded study that developed a smart phone application for increasing physical activity in colon cancer survivors (SurvivorCHESS), which is now in a randomized controlled trial at three institutions. She will use this opportunity to explore ways to disseminate this application if the trial demonstrates that the application is efficacious.