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!

Undergraduate Students Receive Scholarships to Intern with SON Mobile Health Clinic

Undergraduate nursing students Thuy Tran, Soo Jung Ha, and Karen Shin received scholarships to spend the summer interning at the SON Mobile Health Clinic. This opportunity was made possible by scholarships generously supported by Thomas Aldridge and his family. Tran, Ha, and Shin are providing care to patients on the mobile clinic, which operates at Dorcas Ministries and Western Wake Crisis Ministry, to fulfill the clinical component of N487 Practicum in Nursing: Summer Work Experience. Thanks to the Aldridge family for making this possible! (Pictured from left to right: Thuy … 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

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

2019 Oncology Nursing Fellows Recognized at Luncheon

The 2019 UNC Lineberger, Sylvia Lauterborn and Warren Trent Piver Oncology Nursing Fellows were recognized at a luncheon in their honor on Friday, June 21. This year’s fellows are Bekah Friday, Celina Jimenez, Hayley Nusser and Gabriela Valchanova. The fellowship program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, working closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials, and best practices in … Continued

Davison Receives 2019 Booth Community Service and Outreach Award

Kudos to Associate Professor Jean Davison, who submitted the winning proposal for the 2019 Bill and Mary Lou Booth Community Service and Outreach Award. The purpose of her project is to provide health services to farmworkers through the NC Farmworkers Project Mobile Health Clinic under the Office of Rural Health. The goals are to: Provide health screenings and health outreaches to farmworkers in Eastern Carolina to assist in health recovery from Hurricanes Florence and Michael during the April – October 2019 agricultural season. Define and disseminate best practices for nurse practitioners … Continued

POCUS Interest Group Holds First Event

The newly formed Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Interest Group held their Discovery Day event on May 21. Experts from Sonosite attended the event to demonstrate how POCUS can be used by nurses to help their patients. Topics included identifying vascular structures and watching cardiac and OB scans on live models. Soft tissue foreign bodies were identified using simulation materials. More events are planned throughout the summer. Email pocus@unc.edu for more info.