Helping Humankind in the Natural World

When Betty Martinez was in the Galápagos islands, she was amazed by how the sea lions, pelicans, crabs, lizards and blue-footed boobies coexisted with humans as restaurants and shops carried on with daily business. One a morning walk, she and Alasia Ledford spotted two sea lions sprawled on patio chairs with a table and a cup between them. “It was as if the sea lions had met up for morning coffee and a chat before starting a day of sunbathing,” says Ledford. Adds Martinez, “Nature has its place, and the … Continued

Cromeens and Others Receive Hillman Scholars Awards

SON PhD student Martha Cromeens is a recipient of the Fall 2019 Hillman Small Grant Fellowship, intended to support her current research, “Latina women’s experiences with endometriosis diagnosis: A qualitative inquiry”. “Her work is so strong, and this funding will allow her to expand the vision of her work,” Dr. Cheryl Jones says of Martha’s research. The other award goes to a Hillman Scholar “Mentoring Tree”, a unique Scholar co-created feature of UNC-CH’s Hillman Scholars Program. Under the advisement of Drs. Cheryl Giscombe and Shielda Rogers, PhD students Gillian Adynski, … Continued

Behavioral Health Integration Newsletter: NPs Leading the Way in NC

Read the Behavioral Health Integration Fall 2019 Newsletter below, or download the PDF.      

Tyra Girdwood Honored by The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Congratulations to SON PhD student Tyra Girdwood, who was recently recognized as one of the Triangle’s Finest by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at their annual Brewer’s Ball. Tyra was honored for all her efforts on behalf of persons with cystic fibrosis and their families. More information on Tyra and the foundation can be found here.

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

Hillman Scholar Publishes on Migraine Self-Management

Congratulations to Anna Matthews, whose article “Learning Migraine Self-management: The Role of Mothers and Socioeconomic Status” was published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. The article describes the findings of her honors program thesis and contributes to the formulation of her dissertation research, both with the guidance of her Faculty Research Advisor, Dr. Shawn Kneipp. You can read the article here. Congrats, Anna!

Information Session for Invest in Nursing Scholars Program

The Invest in Nursing project continues, providing an opportunity for nursing students to develop skills in community-based care and nursing leadership, and for nursing faculty to grow in leadership, scholarship, partnership-building, and curriculum development. Invest in Nursing is a four-year training grant through the UNC SON that aims to invest in the development of a sustainable primary care nursing workforce to practice in community-based primary care teams in rural and/or underserved settings. The program works nursing students, practicing registered nurses and nurse faculty. The Faculty Fellowship component of our work … Continued

Cromeens to Study Pathways to Endometriosis Diagnosis with American Nurses Foundation Grant

Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens has been awarded a $9,999 American Nurses Foundation (ANF) grant from the Virginia Kelley Fund to map pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among a diverse group of women Endometriosis is estimated to affect 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. Despite the profound negative effects of this chronic condition on individual functioning and quality of life, diagnosis can take years or even decades. During this time of delayed diagnosis, women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, pain with intercourse and infertility among other physical symptoms. They also … Continued

Linker Accepted to the Kanof Institute of Physician Leadership Future Clinician Leaders College

DNP student Katelyn Linker has been accepted to the Kanof Institue for Physician Leadership (KIPL) Future Clinician Leaders College. This program, offered through the North Carolina Medical Society’s Foundation, is a year-long, statewide, interprofessional leadership training program for medical, advanced nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy students. The program targets students who show a commitment to and potential for leadership in health care. Congratulations, Katelyn!

RWJF Scholars Shieu and Girdwood present at Scholars Conference

Congratulations to our two first year Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Nursing, Bianca Shieu and Tyra Girdwood, who presented their dissertation research trajectories at the RWJF National Scholars conference in Atlanta. The guidance of their advisors, Umphlet Distinguished Professor Mary Palmer, Associate Professor Anna Beeber and Associate Dean Ruth Anderson, has been essential in moving their dissertation research forward. Mary Palmer and Anna Beeber attended the conference with their students. Well done, Bianca and Tyra!