Adjusting to Remote Education: A Q&A with Assistant Dean Louise Fleming

Louise Fleming, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN, is the School of Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Division, overseeing the ABSN and BSN programs. Skilled nursing is essential to saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Fleming says it’s no surprise that the school’s ever-nimble nursing faculty, staff and students mobilized so quickly around what the virus’ spread could mean for nurses, the field of nursing, and the lives nurses pledge to protect. How has this epidemic impacted the School of Nursing? We’re nurses, so we sensed early on that this … Continued

For Nurses on the Front Lines, Wellness Matters

by Courtney Mitchell Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, practicing oncology nurse, associate professor and SON alumni association president, and Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Distinguished Term Associate Professor in Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness, update our community about the stresses facing nursing right now in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and what we can all do to help. How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting nurses who are actively working in clinics and hospitals? ALB: Practicing nurses and those who support … Continued

Dr. Ashley Leak Bryant speaks with CBS17 about the CDC’s new guidelines for health care workers

Carolina Nursing Associate Professor and Alumni Association President (and active nurse) Dr. Ashley Leak Bryant spoke with CBS17 about the CDC’s new guidelines for health care workers, provided in response to shortages of protective equipment. “We need to have equipment that has been tested,” she says, adding “most people are doing the best they can with what they have.” Nurses everywhere are raising concerns over access to approved personal protective equipment (PPE). UNC Health is now asking for donations of PPE and other supplies, and the SON simulation team has depleted … Continued

Categories: Alumni, COVID-19, News, Practice

Alum Schquthia Peacock Featured on Local News Administering Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests

Carolina Nursing alum Schquthia Peacock was featured on the The News & Observer homepage administering a drive-up coronavirus test at Preston Medical Associates, in Cary, N.C. She also spoke with WRAL TV about how she is handling patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms, with an eye on keeping everyone safe. You can watch her interview here.

Carolina Nursing Continues to Rise in Rankings

Today, U.S. News & World Report published its rankings for 2021, and not only does Carolina Nursing remain first among all public master’s nursing programs in the country, but we have risen in the rankings to third overall. “While these rankings are only a small measure of our achievements, they serve as a reflection of our vision to be first in nursing, as well as a reminder that we accomplish great things when we set our hearts and minds to work,” said Dean Peragallo in an email to faculty, staff, and students. Our full rankings in … Continued

Paper by Cortés Selected for Special Issue of Endocrine Society

Dr. Yamnia Cortés’ paper, Associations of endogenous sex hormones with carotid plaque burden and characteristics in midlife women, which previously appeared in The Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been selected for a thematic issue of Endocrine Society on Cardiovascular Endocrinology. Recognized due to its high Altmetric Attention Score and Featured Article designations, the journal referred to Cortés’ work as “cutting-edge, influential contributions to the endocrine community”. This latest issue can be found here. Congratulations, Dr. Cortés!

Executive Vice Dean Peggy Wilmoth Inducted into Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame

Executive Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, was inducted into the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame on March 11, 2020. According the Army Women’s Foundation,”As part of  the Women’s History Month celebration, the Foundation ensures women’s service in the Army is honored and never forgotten through its Hall of Fame. This year the Foundation inducted 16 extraordinary Army women into the 2020 Class of the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame. General Dennis J. Reimer, the 33rd Chief of Staff of … Continued

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Zomorodi Selected as Team Lead for Carolina Next

Meg Zomorodi Phd, RN, ANEF, FAAN has been invited to serve as the Team Lead on the leadership team of Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the University’s new 3-5 year strategic plan. She will specifically help oversee the implementation of Objective 6.2: Achieve impact for North Carolina by supporting faculty who conduct results-driven research on problems with critical implications for the state, which is under the “Serve to Benefit Society” initiative. This objective includes: • Launch the Provost’s Initiative on Rural Engagement and Partnerships • Advance the Interprofessional Education … Continued

Hirschey, Bryant and Santacroce Publish Article in Health Psychology.

The article, titled “Predicting physical activity among cancer survivors: Meta-analytic path modeling of longitudinal studies”, can be found here.

Silveyra Selected for NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Forum

Associate Professor and Biobehavioral Laboratory Director Dr. Patricia Silveyra was recently selected to attend the 2020 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Emerging Leaders Forum*. This exclusive event aims to connect approximately 70 emerging leaders working across all fields of health and medicine and related fields with NAM members, enabling attendees to gain new perspectives on their own work. Invited emerging leaders are outstanding early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise, achievement, and leadership in fields related to health and medicine. The Forum will provide a platform for identifying novel … Continued

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