Maimon Trust Established to Support Doctoral Students

“Reverence for life” were words Dr. Arthur Maimon lived by. They were also the words emblazoned in bronze on the façade of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where Maimon periodically spent two months at a time over the course of 30 years. He would temporarily close his private practice in Rockford, Illinois, venture to the island nation, and serve the patients of a hospital founded by Larry Mellon and his wife Gwen, named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor … Continued

Alumni Day and Homecoming — October 28

Gather with UNC School of Nursing classmates and friends at UNC’s Official Homecoming Tailgate to enjoy great food, music, pregame activities and giveaways beneath the Bell Tower – all in the heart of campus. Enjoy the ultimate pregame experience catered by Carolina Barbecue. Menu includes chopped pork barbecue, fried chicken, fried fish, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, hush puppies, dessert and beverages. Back by popular demand, alumni-owned and operated Big Boss Brewing will be serving up beer at our Bell Tower Tailgate Party. Buy into the Homecoming football block today and sit with … Continued

Categories: Alumni, Events

Upcoming Alpha Alpha STTI Events

Alpha Alpha Chapter of STTI has a busy fall event calendar and ways for you to connect with members at our annual meeting, meet new SON students at the White Coat Ceremony, volunteer at Project Connect for the Homeless in Orange County and view a meaningful movie screening of “Defining Hope” with an option for continuing education. Please mark your calendar to join us on: Sunday October 15, 2017 at the White Coat Ceremony at 2:00 pm at UNC Memorial Hall to meet and support our new ABSN and BSN … Continued

Categories: Alumni, Events, Faculty

Raynor Launches Campaign for Carolina Nursing with $1M Gift

Rising to the occasion: it’s what Carolina nurses do best. With the reasoned judgment of those well educated and well prepared, they move toward the unfamiliar and make it their own—classroom or clinic, bedside, laboratory or community. It is a mind-set, an attitude and an approach, and sometimes—in the most unexpected circumstances—a transformative experience. “If someone told me even 20 years ago I’d be taking leadership of the Campaign for Carolina Nursing, I wouldn’t have believed them,” said Margaret Ferguson Raynor, BSN ‘67, MEd, RN. “Carolina Nursing developed my leadership skills, … Continued

Nance Article Published in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Jennifer Nance, BSN, RN, whose article “Hematopoitic Stem Cell Transplantation” was published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Jennifer graduated from the BSN program in May, is currently working at UNC Hospitals as a Clinical Nurse I, and will return to the Hillman Scholars program summer 2018. Great work, Jennifer!

Categories: Alumni, Research

Zimba to Appear on Panel at WLGH Conference

Best of luck to Chifundo Zimba, PhD as she will appear on a panel at the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference this October at Stanford University. Chifundo received her PhD from the UNC School of Nursing, and she’s currently a Fogarty International Fellow based in Malawi. Peggy Bentley, PhD of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public will be moderating the panel. The two-day event aims to celebrate the work of women in global health and champion gender equity in the healthcare field. We are fortunate to have women like Chifundo and … Continued

Giscombe joins SON alumni as Great 100 Nurse in NC

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Giscombe, LeVine Wellness Professor, for being selected to the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. She joins eight SON alumni on this year’s list: Dr. Martha Bramlett, BSN ’75 Laurie Cain, BSN ’82 Katelyn Keith, BSN ’10 Katherine Sabo, BSN ’08 Meredith Shermer, BSN ’97 Timothy Werlau, BSN ’10 Jennifer Woody, BSN ’04, MSN ’09 Laurie Zone-Smith, BSN ’86 Our sincere congratulations to all of these amazing nurses! Thanks for your sterling work in our profession — we’re proud to claim all of you!

Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professorship to Double

The School of Nursing is excited to announce the expansion of the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professorship with the help of the Ross family and their generous donation. Funding for the endowed professorship will double, with the goal being to increase funds to $1 million. The professorship is currently held by Victoria Soltis-Jarrett. Established by Carol and Coleman Ross in 2013, the fund supports psychiatric-mental health nursing to increase access to care and ensure delivery of the highest quality of that care. The Ross’ sought to fill the gaps that exist … Continued

Categories: Alumni, Development, News

Havens Receives UNC SON Alumni Association President’s Award

In honor of National Nurse’s Week, Carolina Nursing is highlighting five spectacular nurses — one for each day of the work week — who were recently honored with School of Nursing Alumni Association awards. Congratulations to Professor Donna Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was recently awarded the SON Alumni Association President’s Award in acknowledgement of her sterling contributions to the UNC School of Nursing and its alumni. Dr. Havens’ career has included a rich blend of roles in nursing practice, academe, administration, and research. She has been a tenured professor … Continued

Coleman Named Honorary Alumna of the Year

Former SON faculty member, Valerie Coleman, has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2017 Alumna of the Year for her outstanding service in the arena of maternal child health. Presently the program director for Family Life Education and Lactation services at VCU Health, Valerie’s nursing career spans four decades of providing excellent care to mothers and infants, particularly in the area of feeding. Valerie is a Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Childbirth Educator, and a Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Educators. She was the team leader for the Best … Continued