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

Brooks, Toles, Wu and Zomorodi elected fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing announced on Tuesday its selection of 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders for its 2019 class of Academy fellows, four of whom are UNC School of Nursing faculty! We are delighted to congratulate Drs. Jada Brooks, Mark Toles, Jia-Rong Wu and Meg Zomorodi on this significant achievement! New alumni fellows include Jinbing Bai, PhD ’16, RN, Emory University, June I. Cho, PhD ’05, RN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Lisa C. Lindley, PhD ’11, RN, FCPN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Selection criteria for fellowship include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and … 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

Cortés Selected for NHLBI PRIDE Summer Institute

Assistant Professor Yamnia I. Cortés has been selected to participate in the 2019 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Summer Institute, a mentored research training initiative sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI’s PRIDE program seeks to increase the number of junior investigators from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those with disabilities, by preparing them to successfully compete for external funding for research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. There are nine programs consisting of up to 3 weeks … Continued

Bryant receives Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award

Assistant Professor Ashley Leak Bryant was named a recipient of the inaugural National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award. The awards program is a Hartford initiative aimed at recognizing the leadership of nurse educators working with students, faculty and providers, and older people in diverse settings. “Given the rapidly growing older adult population and the urgent need to prepare the future nurse workforce to care for an aging population, it is imperative to have well-prepared nurse educators not only with knowledge and skills … Continued

Woodley receives 2019 SNRS/NLN Dissertation Research Grant Award

Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley has been named the 2019 recipient of the Southern Nursing Research Society/National League for Nursing Dissertation Research Grant Award for her “outstanding research proposal” entitled “Acculturation into the Profession of Nursing: The Lived Experiences of Hispanic/Latina Baccalaureate Nursing Students.” “This is a wonderful honor and you should feel very proud of yourself,” said NLN Chief Program Officer, Janice Brewington and NLN Research Review Panel Chair Susan Luparell, of Woodley’s selection. Only one such dissertation research grant award is given out each year. The $5,000 award will … Continued

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.

Alumni Awards Spotlight: Cindy Bacon

Cindy Bacon, PhD ’12 G.O.L.D. (Graduate of the Last Decade) Dr. Cindy Bacon earned her PhD in Nursing in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) School of Nursing. She has worked in academia for 6 years specializing in nursing leadership and management. Prior to that she was a nurse leader for 25 years in several acute care hospitals in such roles as nurse manager, … Continued

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Alumni Awards Spotlight: Jill B. Hamilton

Jill B. Hamilton, BSN ’82, MSN ’89, PhD ’01 Distinguished Alumna Jill Hamilton, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN is Associate Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Hamilton earned her BSN, MSN, and PhD in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a BS in Accounting from North Carolina Central University, and postdoctoral training in the nursing care of older adults at the Oregon Health & Science University. She previously held faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University and the University … Continued

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Alumni Awards Spotlight: Beverley Haynes Johnson

Beverley Haynes Johnson, BSN ’64 Carrington Award for Community Service Beverley H. Johnson, FAAN is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) in Bethesda, MD. She has provided technical assistance and consultation for advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care and creating effective partnerships with patients and families to over 300 hospitals, health systems, federal, state, provincial agencies, military treatment facilities, and community organizations. She assists hospitals and ambulatory programs with changing organizational culture, facilitation of visioning retreats, leadership development, and the … Continued

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