SON Sponsors UNC MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Carolina Nursing is a proud sponsor of the 2019 MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony that will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall. Former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous will deliver the keynote. The renowned activist, civil rights leader, community organizer and 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate led the NAACP to become the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, as well as the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country. Now affiliated with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, … Continued

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Baker, Fleming Represent SON at AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference

Assistant Professor Maureen Baker and Associate Professor Louise Fleming represented Carolina Nursing well at the AACN 2018 Baccalaureate Education Conference in New Orleans in November. Dr. Baker presented her study “Programmatic Innovation in a Nursing Research Course” while Dr. Fleming presented “Transitions in Care—A New Model for a Senior Level Clinical Immersion Experience,” a study she worked on with a team consisting of Rachael Lorenzen, JoAn Stanek, Megan Williams and Hilary Mendel.

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Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder?

The UNC Opioid Student Research Group presents Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder? January 23, 2019 Noon-1:00 p.m. Michael Hooker Research Center 3005 Register at: tiny url.com/yaa39mrg Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for opioid use disorder reduces the risk of overdose mortality. Nevertheless, OAT remains vastly underutilized, even as deaths from opioid overdoses continue to devastate communities. Alex will present a study of whether Medicaid expansion increased use of OAT and the extent to which provider capacity constraints limited the effect of expansion on … Continued

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Bush Published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Practice Tom Bush published The Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease in the January 2019 issue of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

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Nightingale Gala

The Association of Nursing Students is proud to announce that this year’s Nightingale Gala will be hosted on March 22nd from 10:30 pm on, at Top of the Hill (on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Columbia Streets). This year the students have opted for a formal dress code, however, no one will be turned away for not dressing to the nines. This event is open to anyone who is a student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty, or staff associated with the School of Nursing and their guests. It is meant … Continued

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McCollum Receives Quick Response Grant

Hats off to PhD student Meriel McCollum who was recently awarded a Quick Response Grant from the Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado Boulder for her study “Hurricane Florence in South Carolina: Hospital Staff Experiences of the Evacuation Work Environment by Job Role and Job Level.”  

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Palmer Published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Associate Professor and DNP Division Lead Faculty Carrie Palmer’s article “New Directions in Managing Dyslipidemia” can be found in the January 2019 issue of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Great work, Carrie!

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Giscombe Keynotes 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch

LeVine Wellness Professor Cheryl Giscombe served as the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch in recognition of World AIDS Day in Wilmington, NC in early December. Dr. Giscombe was invited to speak about her research on stress and health disparities among vulnerable populations, with specific emphasis on the need for balancing caregiving and self-care among healthcare professionals, community advocates, faith-based leaders, and people living with HIV/AIDS who offer peer support to those who have HIV/AIDS. The event was sponsored by Seeds of Healing Inc., New Hanover Regional Medical … Continued

Baernholdt, Hirschey to join faculty in summer 2019

The School was pleased to have successfully completed two key faculty searches by the end of 2018. Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN will join the Carolina Nursing community as Associate Dean for Global Initiatives in August 2019. She currently serves as the Nursing Alumni Endowed Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN, currently a postdoctoral fellow here at UNC, will join our faculty in September 2019. Many thanks to all who served on the search committees, attended presentations, and met with the candidates!

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Weiner, Woodley Published in Journal of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Congratulations to Jamie Weiner, a 2018 graduate of our BSN program, who, with Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley, had her honors thesis published in the November issue of the the Journal of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. Her project was entitled “An integrative review of sibling responses to childhood cancer.” Well done, Jamie and Lisa!