School of Nursing and First Quality Team Up to Teach Bladder Health

Nurses receive most of their education about bladder health on the job while providing patients with incontinence care rather than preventing and treating bladder conditions like urinary incontinence. In order to increase bladder health education and accelerate the application of the latest bladder health research to real-world practice, First Quality, one of the UNC School of Nursing’s partners in the health industry, attended this year’s new-student orientation and provided each student with their newly published pocket-guide on bladder health, “Prevailing with Continence Management: A Nurses Guide,” that nurses can easily … Continued

Bury Awarded Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship Scholarship by NCNA

Michael Bury was recently awarded the Mary Lewis Wyche Fellowship Scholarship by the North Carolina Nurses Association. Bury is attending Duke University for his DNP. More information about the scholarship can be found below. Congratulations Michael! Mary Lewis Wyche was the founder of the North Carolina Nurses Association in 1902 and was the nurse who spearheaded the creation of the first nursing practice act in the country which was passed on March 3, 1903. The Fellowships are awarded to registered nurses seeking their masters or doctorate in nursing practice or … Continued

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Wilmoth Appointed Vice Chair of Military & Veterans Health Law Advisory Board for the ABA

Dr. Wilmoth has been appointed Vice Chair, Military & Veterans Health Law Advisory Board for the American Bar Association, Bar Year 2019-2020.   Congratulations, Dr. Wilmoth!    

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Leeman and Colleagues Receive $3.375 Million Grant Renewal for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Congratulations to Jennifer Leeman and her colleagues, who have been awarded $3.375 million to continue funding the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) through September 2024. Associate Professor Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV, is Co-PI of the UNC collaborating center, along with Alison Brenner. “Everyday researchers are discovering more effective interventions to prevent and control cancer,” says Dr. Leeman. “We now need to develop better ways to implement those interventions into routine practice, especially in settings that care for those at greatest risk for poor cancer outcomes. We are delighted … Continued

Sherwood Receives Honorary Doctorate From Jönköping University

Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, received an Honorary Doctorate from Jönköping University during the Academic Ceremony on October 12th, held at the Spira Culture Center in Jönköping, Sweden. You can read more about the ceremony here. Congratulations, Dr. Sherwood! Pictured: Dale Clark Farran, Professor Emerita at the Department of Learning and Teaching at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University (front left), Gwen Sherwood, Professor Emerita at the UNC School of Nursing (front center), Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics (front right), Agenta Stenebrand, Dean of … Continued

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Funding Available to Cover Article Publishing Fees Through New Partnership With SAGE Publishing

UNC Libraries to Debut its First Open Access Pilot with SAGE Publishing SAGE Publishing and the University Libraries announce a ground breaking open access pilot program- a first for SAGE in North America. Beginning in 2020, the program will grant UNC-Chapel Hill access to SAGE Journals and provide funding to cover article publishing fees (APCs) for University researchers to make their SAGE research articles fully open access. Under the agreement, SAGE and the University Libraries will offer APC funding to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students for a number of articles accepted for publication in a SAGE subscription journal under an … Continued

UNC SON Oncology Faculty Co-Author National Research Agenda for Oncology Nursing Society

UNC School of Nursing Faculty Ashley Leak Bryant, Deborah Mayer, and Lixin Song co-authored the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2019-2022 Research Agenda. Three priority areas for scientific development were identified: symptom science, health disparities, and palliative and psychosocial care in oncology. In addition, cross-cutting themes that provide context and elaboration for these priorities emerged. You can find more about the research agenda here. In Spring and Summer 2019, Ashley Leak Bryant and Deborah Mayer were appointed to serve on the ONS strategic roadmap project for 2029. This strategic planning process … Continued

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Stanek Receives Grant to Address Shortage of RN’s in Home Health and Hospice Agencies

Dr. JoAn Stanek, Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, in partnership with Transitions LifeCare, have been selected to participate as a pilot site for a project funded by the State Employees Credit Union Foundation and the Golden LEAF Foundation to “Address the Serious Shortage of RN’s in Home Health and Hospice Agencies.” The grant is sponsored by the Hospice and Home Care Foundation of NC. The aims of the project are: 1) to increase opportunities for our pre-licensure BSN students to experience an extensive immersive experience in both home … Continued

Anderson Publishes a Study Protocol to Reduce Antimicrobial Use in Nursing Home Residents

Ruth Anderson, along with PI Susan Mitchell and UNC collaborator Laura Hanson, recently published a new article in Trials. TRAIN-AD is the first cluster randomized clinical trial testing a multicomponent intervention to improve infection management in nursing home residents with advanced dementia: Infections are common in nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia but are often managed inappropriately. Antimicrobials are extensively prescribed, but frequently with insufficient evidence to support a bacterial infection, promoting the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms. Moreover, the benefits of antimicrobials remain unclear in these seriously ill residents for … Continued

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Dr. Cortés Recipient of NAMS New Investigator Award

Yamnia I Cortés, Assistant Professor, received a New Investigator Award from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) on September 26, 2019 at the NAMS Annual Meeting. This awards recognize the outstanding abstract submissions of three investigators who have achieved their degree within the past 7 years. Information on the award along with other award and scholarship recipients can be found here. Congratulations Dr. Cortés!  

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