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Danielle Stolfi and Team Awarded “Dhillon’s Gift” Grant Funding

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Matchmaking between humans and technology: Dr. Khairat interviewed by The Well

Matchmaking between humans and technology: Saif Khairat researches how to use technology to deliver safe and effective health care while expanding health access and equity to all people. Read via The Well.

Carolina Nursing students are fighting COVID-19, one vaccine at a time – via

Undergraduates from the UNC School of Nursing are assisting in North Carolina’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and gaining hands-on experience by delivering vaccines and volunteering at Carolina Together Testing Program sites on campus. Read more.

Dr. Shawn Kneipp named Sarah Frances Russell Distinguished Term Professor

Congratulations to Professor Shawn Kneipp, PhD, RN, ANP, APHN-BC, FAANP, who has been named the Sarah Frances Russell Distinguished Term Professor! The Sarah Frances Russell Distinguished Term Professorship Fund was established in 1996 through a gift from Carl Vernon Russell in honor of his wife, Sarah Frances Russell, a 1959 alumna of SON’s master’s degree program. This professorship recognizes SON faculty who are advancing the study of patient safety and quality of care issues in the health care system, and whose accomplishments and career are determined by their colleagues to … Continued

Davis honored by ACC, pens column for cardiovascular nurse practitioners

“The future is bright. There are so many different opportunities for new NPs who desire a practice with cardiovascular patients.”       On the heels of being included in the American College of Cardiology’s list of 2021 Distinguished Awardees, and leading up to Cardiovascular Professionals Week (Feb. 14-20), associate professor Dr. Leslie Davis shares some insights with on the important role of cardiovascular NPs, as well as some resources for those interested in this growing specialty! Read the column here.

SON undergraduate researchers invited to NCANS Virtual Poster Symposium

Congratulations to BSN students Valentina Marginean and McKenzie Chasteen, whose research projects have been accepted by the NC Association of Nursing Students Virtual Poster Symposium! The purpose of this symposium is to foster the sharing of information and education and was held on January 29th, 2021. Well done, Valentina and McKenzie! Poster Title: Training and Assessment of the Reliability and Reproducibility of Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity (view here) Presented by: Valentina Marginean Advisor: Dr. Yamina I. Cortes Poster Title: Interventions for Anorexia Nervosa Among College Students: A Review (view here) … Continued

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Zomorodi selected for IPEC accreditation Expert Panel

Congratulations to Dr. Meg Zomorodi, who has been selected as an Expert Panel Member by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)! The aim of this panel is to create assessment tools for the accreditation of IPE standards. Thanks to Dr. Zomorodi’s leadership as Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice here at UNC, we are a pilot site for this project. Below is the full press release provided by IPEC. Announcement: Interprofessional Expert Panel Selected The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) has partnered with the University of Texas Health Science Center at … Continued

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$6.8M gift to UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing from Helene Fuld Health Trust funds simulation center, scholarships to educate nurses  

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Nursing received $6.8 million to fund a world-class nursing simulation center and scholarships for second-career nursing students. The donation from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, the nation’s largest charitable trust devoted exclusively to supporting nursing students and nursing education, is the largest private donation in the history of the UNC School of Nursing. This gift contributes to a larger project to renew Carrington Hall, the home to the UNC School of Nursing since 1969. The renewal project received $45 million in appropriations … Continued

Sharpe mobilizes mobile wellness with Innovate Carolina

Dr. Leslie Sharpe applies lessons from Innovate Carolina to reinvigorate the School’s Mobile Health Clinic. Read more at Innovate Carolina.

Hillman Scholars featured in American Fencing Magazine

Hillman Scholars Harry Adynski BSN, RN (PhD Student) and Gillian Adynski PhD, RN (Alumna) were featured in this month’s edition of American Fencing Magazine for their work as frontline healthcare workers and researchers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Both Harry and Gillian were Division 1 fencers during their undergraduate studies at Carolina and discuss the challenges of working during the pandemic and how athletics impact their clinical work. Gillian remains an assistant coach for the UNC-CH fencing team.