Cockroft, Davison, Kneipp, and Oppewal Selected as NC Distinguished Public Health Nurses

Four SON faculty members — Marianne Cockroft, Jean Davison, Shawn Kneipp, and Sonda Oppewal — have been named Distinguished Public Health Nurses in North Carolina.  They are among 100 recipients selected by a review committee of Public Health Nursing (PHN) peers from across the state to receive the 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in NC award. “Being selected is a tremendous distinction and demonstrates that you stand out as a leader in our nursing specialty, ” wrote the PHN selection committee, congratulating each recipient on this well-deserved recognition. A listing … Continued

Zomorodi Named NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice and SON Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, has been named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. Zomorodi is among seventeen distinguished nurse educators selected for this thirteenth class of fellows, who will officially be inducted on September 28, in Washington, D.C. The NLN Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant … Continued

Leak Bryant and Song Receive UNC Lineberger Developmental Grants

Assistant Professor Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, and Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Lixin Song, RN, PhD, FAAN, have been awarded UNC Lineberger Developmental Grants. The UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program is intended to support the development of cancer research led by faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to stimulate new applications for extramural funding. Dr. Leak Bryant’s project “Feasibility of Novel Symptom Management and Supportive Care Intervention for Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” will be funded in the amount of $100,000. Dr. Song’s … Continued

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

CJON Gero-Oncology Supplement, led by Bryant, receives Gold Award

The December 2018 Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Society (CJON) gero-oncology supplement, the creation of which was led by Assistant Professor Ashley Bryant, was bestowed a Gold Award in the Best Special Supplement category by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. Each year, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) enters a handful of its journal articles and content into several competitive awards competitions, and ONS is delighted that this significant publication was recognized. Congratulations and thank you for contributing to this now award-winning publication!

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