Zegre-Hemsey Receives Grant Funding to Assess Delivery of AED by Drones

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Zegre-Hemsey and her team who were recently awarded $50,000 in grant funding from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) and North Carolina State University for their study “A Feasibility Study to Assess Delivery of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) via Drones.” Dr. Zegre-Hemsey and her team have partnered with a team from NCSU headed up by Kyle Snyder, director of the NextGen Air Transportation Center in the Institute for Transportation Research and Education, and will focus on delivering the AED by drones to rural … Continued

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UNCSON Grants Inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” Awards to Pados, Tan

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” grants, Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, an adjunct faculty member at UNCSON, and Reina Tan, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The $2,500 grants are made possible by the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease, or “Dhillon’s Gift,” which is housed in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation and is designed to support projects that address aspects of the treatment or care of patients with congenital heart … Continued

T32 Postdoc Lekavich Honored by American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology

It’s early yet, but already November has been a banner month for T32 Postdoctoral Fellow Carolyn Lekavich! At the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association this weekend, she will be recognized as a Martha E. Hill New Investigator Finalist and will participate in the Early Career Grant Mentoring Session. Dr. Lekavich has likewise been asked to speak at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions in March 2018 on the topic Experts in Heart Failure Preserved Ejection Fraction. Congratulations, Carolyn!

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Schroer Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Hats off to BSN student, Amanda Hallbrooks Schroer, on her initiation into the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this semester! The ceremony will be held on November 6 at the Friday Center. Well done, Amanda!

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Carey, DeSarro Receive Research Awards for Honors Projects

Congratulations to BSN student Allison DeSarro and KaRae’ Carey, both of whom have received Research Awards toward their honors thesis research projects. KaRae’ received the Tom and Elizabeth Long Research Award to support her project entitled “The Lived Experiences of Minority Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.” Allison received the Gillian T. Cell Senior Thesis Research Award to support her project entitled “Innovation in Practice: Training Doulas to Support Cesarean Births to Achieve Improved Outcomes.” Well done, you two!

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Lackey Selected As “Greek of the Week”

We’re so proud of our Hillman Scholar Charity Lackey, who was chosen as Greek of the Week by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of UNC! She is the first African American scholar in the Hillman Scholars program and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Congratulations, Charity!

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Sherwood Receives STTI Founders Award

Congratulations to Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership, a Founders Award, by the Sigma Theta Tau International. The award recognizes Gwen for her visionary and innovative approach to nursing leadership, her enhancement of the image of nurses and the profession of nursing, her mentorship of other nurse professionals and leaders, and her international recognition as a nurse leader in education, practice, administration, and research. The STTI Founders Awards honor the six founding nurses of STTI and … Continued

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Britton Poster Award Eligible

Great work to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton whose poster “Contraception use patterns among women with prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and diagnosed diabetes (P53)” was among the highest-scored posters at this year’s North American Forum on Family Planning and is now eligible for an award. Congratulations, Laura!

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Giscombe Co-PI on $1.9 Million Grant

Congratulations to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, as she will serve as co-principal investigator on a new HRSA grant called UNC-PrimeCare, in collaboration with the UNC School of Social Work. The $1.9 million grant will provide 20 second-year MSN PMHNP students with funding to engage in interprofessional didactic and clinical experiences with MSW students in rural and underserved settings in NC.

Zègre-Hemsey Receives AHA Award

Congratulations to Jessica Zègre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, who was selected to receive a Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Early Career Travel Grant! The grant will allow her to attend the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, California, in November. Congratulations, Jessica!

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