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SON Faculty Member Named Principal Investigator for 4CNC

February 6, 2012 | In Faculty, News, Research Tags: , , ,

Leeman-Web Jennifer Leeman

Dr. Jennifer Leeman was named PI of 4CNC, the CDC-funded Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative NC, a collaborating center of the national Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network.

This center focuses on building community-academic partnerships to support cancer prevention and control. Both NCI and CDC supported this role for Dr. Leeman. She has served as a Co-Investigator with 4CNC since 2009 and serves as Co-PI of the Center for Training and Research Translation in the Health Promotion Disease Prevention department in the School of Public Health.

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Professor Barbara Mark Recognized for Mentoring Researchers

July 23, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

At a recent AcademyHealth meeting, the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) awarded its Research Mentorship Award to our very own Dr. Barbara Mark. This very prestigious award is interdisciplinary in nature, and formally acknowledges the contributions of a senior scientist to the career development of young investigators in nursing and health services research.

The Mentorship Award committee was greatly impressed with Barbara’s long and dedicated commitment to supporting new scholars in the field of nursing and health services research. On a personal note, the Chair of IRGNI, Dr. Joanne Spetz, commented that she had personally benefited from Barbara’s wisdom, advice, and support over the years.

Dr. Mark has developed an extraordinary research program and has made a landmark contribution to our understanding of the organization, delivery, and outcomes of nursing care. However, this award extends her reach by recognizing her exceptional abilities to give to others, and to mentor scholars at all stages of their research career development.

Please join our School of Nursing in congratulation Dr. Barbara Mark for this recognition by her peers.


Nursing Students Downey and Murphy to Graduate with Highest Honors

July 23, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

It is with pleasure that Beverly Foster, Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program, announces that the School has two August graduates completing Honors……and both have been awarded Highest Honors status following a blind review of their work by three faculty volunteers (thanks!) !!

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Joanne Harrell’s HEALTHY Study Reports Outcomes

July 23, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

For most of her career in nursing research, Joanne Harrell, professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, has studied the impact of exercise and nutrition on early-onset childhood type 2 diabetes.

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Janice J. Hoffman, BSN ’79 has been appointed as Assistant Dean at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON)

July 23, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

Baltimore, Md. – Janice J. Hoffman, PhD, RN, was recently named Assistant Dean for the Baccalaureate Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON).

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Susan Pierce, MSN `75, Meets President Barack Obama at ANA

July 23, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

Nursing : News : Susan Pierce and Barack Obama

Susan Foley Pierce, PhD, RN , Professor Emeritus and alum was there when the American Nurses Association (ANA) proudly welcomed President Barack Obama as a guest speaker to its biennial House of Delegates on June 15, 2010.

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HRSA Awards $700,000 to Educate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses

July 23, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

Project Director and Associate Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC was just awarded a $700,000 continuation grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the project: Psych NPs (Nurse Practitioners)–Meeting the Needs of the Underserved in North Carolina (aka PsychNP-NC).

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Diane Berry Announces “Aim for a Health Weight” Web site

July 23, 2010 | In Faculty, Research Tags: , , , ,

Here is the updated Aim for a Healthy Weight Web site launched this month. Find information on how to maintain a healthy weight, including tips for being physically active, tools to shop for and plan nutritious meals, a BMI calculator and much more.

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