DNP Alum Heather Johnson completes year as IPE Geriatrics Fellow

DNP graduate Heather Johnson was among four health professionals to make up the 4th cohort of UNC Interprofessional Geriatrics Fellows which ended the 2018-19 year on May 6. For more on her experience and work as an IPE Geriatrics Fellow, please see the story on the website of the UNC Center for Aging and Health.

BSN Student Sharpe Receives Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship

Congratulations to Latesha Sharpe who was one of seven undergraduate students to receive a 2019 Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship from UNC Global. Latesha will travel to Tanzania as part of an interprofessional trip providing assessments, health education and treatments to villages in East Africa. Additionally, she will explore the how culture, nutrition and lifestyle affect cardiometabolic health in East African communities and the applicability of this research to African American populations in the United States. Please read the full story here.

Sheffield featured in Endeavors magazine

Doctoral candidate Karen Sheffield is featured today in Endeavors’ Women in Science Wednesday for her research which focuses on developing strategies to reduce the long-term health effects of psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression on women’s health and birth outcomes. Have a look!  

Best creates a new mindfulness intervention for those experiencing burnout

For her Doctor of Nursing Practice project, upcoming DNP graduate Natasha Best, WHNP, tackled a topic familiar for many nurses – compassion fatigue. Her “Targeting Military Providers to Self-Identify and Take Action Against Compassion Fatigue: Can Mindfulness Practice Be the Answer?” asked a handful of nurse practitioners on active duty for the U.S. Air Force to use a mobile app that encouraged them to explore mindfulness as a way to combat compassion fatigue and its associated problems of burnout and secondary traumatic stress. They took surveys before and after four … Continued

Cromeens receives UNC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Kudos to Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens who has received a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2019-2020 from The Graduate School of UNC. The award was made based on the quality of her research and for her progress toward the completion of her PhD. The fellowship will allow her to devote herself full-time to completing her dissertation.

Baker leads UNC’s CLARION team to 2nd place in national competition

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, who lead UNC’s interprofessional CLARION team to 2nd place in this year’s national case competition. This year marks the 15th year of the national CLARION case competition in which interprofessional teams of health affairs students from universities around the US compete for the Premier Richard Norling Scholarship Awards. Seventeen universities participated in 2019; the students presented their proposed solutions for a health care case focused on homelessness in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Way to go, Dr. Baker!

Brooks, Giscombe, Mitchell present at 5th annual Women’s Health Awareness Day

Assistant Professor Jada Brooks and LeVine Wellness Associate Professor Cheryl Giscombe joined graduate student Rhea Mitchell and SON alum Rachell Davis in presenting a two-part Behavioral Health Session on the social determinants of mental health and anxiety disorders at the 5th Annual Women’s Health Awareness Day. The event was sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services, North Carolina Central University and the Durham Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc, a public service organization. The NIEHS Director and the mayor of Durham were in attendance. Additionally, Dr. Giscombe was … Continued

UNC’s Executive Diversity Council Contributes Generously to Jessica’s Cupboard

Tremendous thanks to Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley and the UNC Executive Diversity Council (EDC) on which she serves, for their generous donation to Jessica’s Cupboard, the School of Nursing’s free pantry for students in need. Several hundred pounds of food, toiletries, and other donated supplies were dropped off at the School of Nursing by members of the EDC earlier this month. The donation was the result of continued efforts throughout the spring semester between members of the Diversity Council, nurses in units throughout UNC Hospitals, and Dr. Woodley. “This wonderful … Continued

Salomon, Sheffield Named STTI Rising Stars

PhD students Karen Sheffield and Becky Salomon have been chosen as Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research and invited to present posters on their dissertation research at Sigma Theta Tau International’s (Sigma) 30th International Nursing Research Congress, 25-29 July 2019, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Karen’s poster will be entitled “Perspectives of Stress and Self-Care Among Perinatal African American Women: Implications for a Mindfulness-Based Intervention.” Becky’s poster will be entitled “Minimally-Invasive Methods of Examining Biological Changes in Response to Chronic Stress: A Scoping Review.” Congratulations to Karen and Becky!

Mentoring mixer brings alumni and students together to keep nursing strong

Students are more successful when they have role models – and they can find a room full at a mentor mixer designed to help students at the UNC School of Nursing connect with alumni in the working world. The mixer is a networking event sponsored by the UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Undergraduate Governance Council as part of their Get Hired series to help students transition to professional careers. “This is an opportunity for students to meet our alumni and learn about different work experiences, discover different … Continued