Kirby named Carolina Nursing’s associate dean for advancement

Kelly Kirby has been named the associate dean for advancement at the UNC School of Nursing, effective July 15. Kirby is an experienced development and external relations professional, having directed communications, alumni relations and development activities at professional schools and programs across UNC, including the Adams School of Dentistry and the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program. She currently serves as the director of communications at the UNC School of Nursing, a role she has held for four years. “We are delighted that Kelly will be expanding her leadership at the School,” said … Continued

Lanning Selected as Invest in Nursing Faculty Fellow

Clinical Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning, DNP, CNM, LCCE, IBCLC, RN, Selected as Faculty Fellow for Invest in Nursing Faculty Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Rhonda Lanning, DNP, CNM, LCCE, IBCLC, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, has been selected as a Faculty Fellow for the Invest in Nursing (IIN) Faculty Fellowship at the UNC School of Nursing. The IIN Faculty Fellowship is part of a larger Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant aimed at strengthening the primary care nursing workforce. Invest in Nursing focuses specifically on students, … Continued

Soltis-Jarrett Keynote at ANEW Way Forward Symposium

Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Assistant Professor Leslie Sharpe and a group of nurse practitioner students traveled to New Jersey in early June to attend the ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Health Models in Primary Care symposium Soltis-Jarrett was a keynote speaker at this inaugural one-day symposium that fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers and practitioners in behavioral health and primary care settings. Bethe Wilhelm (DNP student), Carolyn Danielle Battle (MSN student), Liz Downey (MSN Student), and Natasha Kenan (MSN student) attended with Sharpe and Soltis-Jarrett … Continued

Fleming selected to APA Task Force of Differences in Sex Development

Associate Professor Louise Fleming has been selected by the American Psychological Association (APA) to serve as one of 10 researchers on the Task Force on Differences of Sex Development for a term of two years. This group will, among other tasks, recommend actions for education, training, policy and further research on this topic. Fleming is the only nurse serving on the task force. Well done, Louise!

CJON Gero-Oncology Supplement, led by Bryant, receives Gold Award

The December 2018 Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Society (CJON) gero-oncology supplement, the creation of which was led by Assistant Professor Ashley Bryant, was bestowed a Gold Award in the Best Special Supplement category by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. Each year, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) enters a handful of its journal articles and content into several competitive awards competitions, and ONS is delighted that this significant publication was recognized. Congratulations and thank you for contributing to this now award-winning publication!

Bryant and team published in Supportive Care in Cancer

Assistant Professor Ashley Bryant and her team published a pilot randomized trial of an electronic symptom monitoring and reporting intervention for hospitalized adults undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) in the most recent issue of Supportive Care in Cancer. The study examined whether daily symptom reporting (with electronic patient reported outcomes) in an inpatient transplant clinic reduced symptom burden on post-transplant days +7, +10, and +14. Patients assigned to the intervention arm completed the symptom report and their information was shared during morning rounds and used to guide conversations about … Continued

Qan’ir published in Oncology Nursing Forum

Congratulations to doctoral student and research assistant, Yousef Qan’ir, whose paper “An Integrative Review of Management of Androgen Deprivation Therapy-Associated Hot Flashes in Men with Prostate Cancer” was published in the July issue of Oncology Nursing Forum.

Cromeens receives F31 funding to study endometriosis diagnoses among women

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Mary Grace Cromeens who was awarded $72,000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study the pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among women of different socioeconomic statuses and races. The funding will permit Cromeens to examine the behavioral and environmental factors that influence the recognition of symptoms of endometriosis among a diverse sample of women, along with the ways they maintain health and seek help along their path to receiving their diagnosis. Cromeen’s study aims to address a gap in the research regarding the experiences, … Continued

Van Riper awarded UNC Sleep Innovation Research Grant

Professor Marcia Van Riper has been funded for a UNC Sleep Innovation Research Grant to support her study of Family Management of Sleep Problems in Children with Down syndrome. The UNC Sleep Innovation program is a new campus-wide initiative to make Carolina a leader in sleep research worldwide. Working with Dr. Riper is an interdisciplinary team that includes a number of School of Nursing investigators: Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor SON Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN, Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor SON Louise Fleming, PhD, Associate Professor SON George … Continued

Cronenwett interview featured in Nursing Outlook

An interview with Professor and Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, was featured in the Leadership Corner of the most recent issue of Nursing Outlook. Cronenwett was a founder of the movement to change quality and safety education for nurses, and she has been distinguished as an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend. In the interview, she discusses her role as one of the founders of Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN) initiative , and why the initiative to change quality and safety education was so important for the … Continued