Duke Endowment Funds UNC Schools of Nursing and Medicine to implement Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

UNC SCHOOL OF NURSING NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA; AUGUST 15, 2018 North Carolinians spent roughly $12.5 million a day in hospital charges related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2015. In that same year, the disease claimed the lives of 18,467 of the state’s citizens and hospitalized more than 100,120. An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and School of Medicine is working to decrease those numbers with HeartHome, a two-year project recently funded by a $710,000 … Continued

Santos New Academic Editor for PLOS ONE

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos becomes an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, joining an editorial team that represents over 79 countries. PLOS is as a nonprofit Open Access publisher with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication and by providing free and unrestricted access to research, open data, transparency in peer review and an open approach to science assessment. The principal role of Academic Editors is to oversee the peer review process. Typically, this involves evaluating a manuscript and inviting external peer-reviewers … Continued

Toles Receives $1.945 million in R01 Funding to Help Patients and Caregivers Transition from Skilled Nursing Facility to Home Care

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Mark Toles, PhD, RN, who was awarded nearly $2 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to assist patients and their caregivers make the transition from Skilled Nursing Facilities to home care with fewer complications. With his $1.945 million R01 grant from NINR, Toles will study Connect-Home: Testing the Efficacy of Transitional Care of Patients and Caregivers during Transitions from Skilled Nursing Facilities to Home. As seriously ill patients draw closer to the end-of-life, they experience multiple transitions between healthcare providers and settings. More … Continued

UNCSON Ranks 6th in World Rankings

The UNC School of Nursing ranks 6th among nursing schools the world over and third among US schools of nursing according to ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 report. The new rankings demonstrate a 4 point rise from 2017 when the School ranked 10th overall. Considered the most influential international ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the annual AWRU report ranks universities and schools based on transparent methodology and third-party data, using six objective indicators including faculty awards and distinctions, and the number and impact of scientific publications. “While … Continued

Schultz and Woodley awarded Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarships

UNCSON PhD student Michael Schultz, BSN, RN, and assistant professor Lisa Woodley, MSN, RN, have received Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) scholarships. Michael is the recipient of the Henry B. Spencer Scholarship. Michael’s dissertation explores the relationships of mindfulness, interoception (the sense of the internal state of the body), and stress to type 1 diabetes self-management among late adolescents and young adults. The broad goal of this quasi-experimental study with biobehavioral and mixed methods is to better understand the relationships of mind, body, and behavior to design and implement novel interventions … Continued

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Carolina Nursing Named NLN Center of Nursing Excellence in Nursing Education

The National League for Nursing (NLN) has announced that sixteen nursing programs were named Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education, and the UNC School of Nursing is among the 2018 award recipients. The NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designation is designed for schools of nursing and health care organizations that have achieved a level of excellence in a specific area. Through public recognition and distinction, the program acknowledges the outstanding innovations, commitment, and sustainability of excellence these organizations convey. The first designations were awarded to schools of nursing … Continued

Berry Named Assistant Dean for Research

Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Professor Dr. Diane Berry has been appointed the new role of assistant dean for research for the School of Nursing. In this role, Diane will work closely with Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson to administer, support and stimulate the research activities of the school’s faculty and to further our research mission. “We are delighted that the recent growth and expansion of our research enterprise necessitates this addition to our Administration, and so pleased to be able to draw on Diane’s talent and leadership as we establish this important … Continued

Sheffield Selected for NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students

Congratulations to PhD student Karen Sheffield who was selected to participate in the 2018 NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD students which took place earlier this month. The two week course included a didactic curriculum offered at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and a week-long specialized experience designed by the participant, including career and research consultations, and investigator meetings within the NIH community.  

Havens Visiting International Scholar in Australia

Professor Donna Havens traveled to Brisbane, Australia in June to serve as a visiting international scholar at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. While there, she consulted with faculty and facilitated the second annual Research Week for the University’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. This is Dr. Haven’s second year in this capacity, having assisted with their inaugural Research Week in 2017.

Yeo, Toles Help Build Japan’s First DNP Program

Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Mark Toles travelled to Tokyo, Japan last month to work with St. Luke’s International University to help further develop the nation’s first doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program. Together, Drs. Yeo and Toles taught courses, held faculty development seminars, attended DNP faculty working group meetings and consulted with individual faculty members and students throughout the course of their two weeks there. With the collaboration of Carolina Nursing, St. Luke’s plans to secure federal funding to brand itself the leader in implementation science in nursing … Continued