Baker Honored with Faculty of the Year Award at UNC Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, PhD, RN, has been awarded the 2020 UNC Medical Center Faculty of the Year Award, in recognition of her service to UNC Health Care. The UNCMC Nursing Staff Recognition Week Committee notes that “Dr. Maureen Baker excels in service/quality, growth, and innovation. She coaches students through quality improvement projects. She collaborates with nurse managers and staff nurses to achieve quality outcomes. Dr. Baker has been an avid, ongoing supporter of UNC Health Care and it is a pleasure to have her as a liaison to … Continued

UNC Celebrates 2019-2020 Graduate Student Achievements

The Graduate School has announced their annual celebration of graduate students for outstanding achievement in research, community service, teaching and leadership during academic year 2019-2020. As the Dean of the Graduate School, Susan Barbour writes, “A strong public institution like UNC-Chapel Hill is only as strong as the people who drive its research, teaching and service missions. Carolina graduate students play critical roles in all three of our University’s missions. These students are rising researchers and scholars who ask the insightful questions that move their disciplines forward. They are gifted … Continued

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Silveyra Receives CEHS Pilot Grant

Dr. Patricia Silveyra, Associate Professor and Director of the SON Biobehavioral Lab, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020-2021 UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) Pilot Projects Program. The $30,000 pilot funding will support her project “Sex differences in ozone-induced asthma exacerbations: role of the microbiome”. The CEHS Pilot Projects Program is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health award number P30ES010126. Congratulations, Dr. Silveyra!

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Zomorodi Receives Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for Outstanding Public Service

Carolina honors 11 individuals and one organization for outstanding public service Originally released by the Carolina Center for Public Service Chapel Hill, N.C. — On April 24, at the annual Public Service Awards event, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored 11 individuals and one organization for outstanding contributions to the campus and broader communities. This year’s event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Carolina Center for Public Service presented the awards, which are the Ned Brooks, Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship and Robert … Continued

Carolina Nursing Continues to Rise in Rankings

Today, U.S. News & World Report published its rankings for 2021, and not only does Carolina Nursing remain first among all public master’s nursing programs in the country, but we have risen in the rankings to third overall. “While these rankings are only a small measure of our achievements, they serve as a reflection of our vision to be first in nursing, as well as a reminder that we accomplish great things when we set our hearts and minds to work,” said Dean Peragallo in an email to faculty, staff, and students. Our full rankings in … Continued

Paper by Cortés Selected for Special Issue of Endocrine Society

Dr. Yamnia Cortés’ paper, Associations of endogenous sex hormones with carotid plaque burden and characteristics in midlife women, which previously appeared in The Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been selected for a thematic issue of Endocrine Society on Cardiovascular Endocrinology. Recognized due to its high Altmetric Attention Score and Featured Article designations, the journal referred to Cortés’ work as “cutting-edge, influential contributions to the endocrine community”. This latest issue can be found here. Congratulations, Dr. Cortés!

Executive Vice Dean Peggy Wilmoth Inducted into Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame

Executive Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, was inducted into the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame on March 11, 2020. According the Army Women’s Foundation,”As part of  the Women’s History Month celebration, the Foundation ensures women’s service in the Army is honored and never forgotten through its Hall of Fame. This year the Foundation inducted 16 extraordinary Army women into the 2020 Class of the Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame. General Dennis J. Reimer, the 33rd Chief of Staff of … Continued

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Carolina Nursing Joins Top Ten in the World

The UNC School of Nursing is the now ranked 10th in the world, according to 2020 QS World University Rankings, joining four other US schools of nursing. It’s an honor to be on this list with our incredible peers. We are thankful to our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to educate the Carolina Nurses of tomorrow, who push nursing science forward, and who advocate for health for all. Our rankings: 5th among US master’s nursing programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report for 2020, and first among public schools of nursing 9th among doctor of … Continued

Alumni Award Nominations

The School of Nursing Alumni Association is accepting nominations for our annual alumni awards. Help us recognize our outstanding alumni by nominating an alumnus/a who has made meaningful contributions to the profession or to the School of Nursing. Visit our alumni awards page to learn more about the awards criteria and see past recipients. Complete this form to nominate someone you know! Nomination deadline is April 10.

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Van Riper Honored with NC Down Syndrome Alliance Community Partner Award

Earlier this month, Dr. Marcia Van Riper received the North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance Community Partner Award for all her advocacy efforts for people with Down syndrome in NC and their families. Dr. Van Ripper, a professor in the PhD Division here at the School, is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Navarre in Spain. Beth Skelton, one of her PhD mentees whose work focuses on care coordination for families in which there is a child with Down syndrome, accepted the award on her behalf.

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