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Santos awarded R01 grant for research on genomics and child development

Congratulations to Hudson Santos, PhD, RN, who has received almost 2 million dollars in funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research for his research in genomics and child development. The 5-year project, titled “Genetic and Epigenetic Effects on Childhood Cognitive Trajectories”, focuses on identifying interactions between genetic factors, neonatal inflammation, and epigenetic factors predict trajectories of cognitive development from birth to age 17 years among children born extremely preterm. You can read the project narrative below. Dr. Santos is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, as well … Continued

Lewis selected as Duke-Johnson & Johnson Leadership fellow

SON clinical instructor (and Assistant Professor in the Adams School of Dentistry) Ryan Lewis, MSN, RN, FNP-BC has been selected as a fellow for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program. The Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, a 10-month experience, is a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing and Johnson & Johnson. The program provides leadership development for advanced practice nurses and their team partners to develop and launch transformational health improvement initiatives within their organizations and communities. Selected fellows start the program … Continued

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Cortés receives NIH Loan Repayment Program Award

Dr. Yamnia Cortés, Assistant Professor, has been awarded an NIH Loan Repayment Award through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for her research in cardiovascular disease risk in midlife Latinas. About the NIH Loan Repayment Award: “The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for … Continued

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SON PhD candidate Elizabeth Allen receives NLN scholarship

Congratulations to Carolina Nursing doctoral student Elizabeth Allen (BSN ’15) who has been awarded a Home Instead Scholarship by the National League for Nursing! The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education and Home Instead Senior Care offer the scholarship to foster geriatric nursing education, awarding funds to nursing students in relevant courses of study. According NLN, “Older adults are one of the most vulnerable populations and access health care services most frequently. There is widespread acknowledgement that nursing school graduates must be better prepared to deliver outstanding, culturally sensitive care to … Continued

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Toles named Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

Associate Professor Mark Toles, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named a Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar. The Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professorship Fund was endowed in the School of Nursing Foundation to memorialize Carol Ann Beerstecher-Blackwell, BSN ’71, a pediatric nurse and lecturer at the SON, and to recognize SON faculty whose accomplishments and career are determined by their colleagues to be highly significant to the discipline, the University and the School. Dr. Toles’ expertise and in-depth program of research in quality of care in nursing homes and transitional care of older adults … Continued

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Bryant and Soltis-Jarrett elected fellows in American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) has announced the 2020 class of fellows, including SON faculty members Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, FAAN and Victoria-Soltis Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAAN! New alumni fellows include Sharon Lock, BSN ’75 PhD, APRN, Pamela Lusk, MSN ’78, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, and AnnMarie Walton, BSN ’03, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES. In the AAN press release, Academy President Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN lauded the achievements of the new fellows:  “I am honored to welcome this exceptional class to the American Academy of Nursing. … Continued

Carolina Nursing Alumni Among Great 100 NC Nurses

Congratulations to all the Carolina Nursing alumni that have been named as some of this year’s Great 100 NC Nurses. This includes SON Assistant Dean Louise Fleming, who leads our undergraduate programs. The 2020 Great 100 Awardees Jessica Asaro, DNP ’20 Pamela Bowman, BSN ’05 Louise Fleming, PhD ’16 Bradi Granger, PhD ’04 Karen Hicks, MSN ’04 Lou Reida, BSN ’97 Amber Smith, BSN ’12, MSN ’20 Natalie Sneed, BSN ’05 Nateefa Wade, BSN ’10 Juana Wallace, BSN ’85, MSN ’07 Susan Wood, BSN ’01 The Great 100 is a … Continued

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Beeber Named APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Linda Beeber PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, SON Professor and Associate Dean, is the recipient of the APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year award for her exceptional accomplishments, including pioneering interventions in individuals with maternal depression. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association praised her contributions to the field saying, “She recognized early on the significance of improving the mental health of mothers, and by providing a path that clinicians and mothers can follow, her work has led to healthier outcomes.” The APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an APNA member who … Continued

Brooks Receives SEED Funding for Community-Engaged Research with American Indian Women

Assistant Professor Dr. Jada Brooks, PhD, MPSH, RN, FAAN, has been selected to receive a Solutions for Environmental Exposure-Influenced Disease (SEED) Award for the American Indian Women Mindfully Building Resistance to Environmental Adversities Through Healing Exercises (AIM to BREATHE) project. This 12-month (beginning on July 1, 2020) project, in the amount of $40,000, is supported by the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions (IEHS) and The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS). The research team includes Dr. Brooks (PI) and Drs. Cheryl Woods-Giscombé, Giselle Corbie-Smith, and Radhika Dhingra. Through … Continued

Fleming Named one of the “Great 100” NC Nurses

Assistant Dean Louise Fleming, PhD, MSN-ED, RN, has been named one of the “Great 100” North Carolina Nurses of 2020 by The Great 100. The Great 100 is a non-profit organization that “recognizes and honors Registered Nurses in North Carolina for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession.” Dr. Fleming was selected for her “outstanding professionalism and dedication to patients, families, colleagues, and community”. We couldn’t agree more — Dr. Fleming is an incredible nurse leader and advocate of health for all. Congratulations, … Continued