Khairat Receives Innovation Well-Being Pilot Award

Dr. Saif Khairat and Dr. Carl Seashore received the 2019 Innovation Well-Being Pilot Award from the UNC System-Wide Integrated Well-Being Program and Center for Health Innovation. The use of electronic health records (EHR) directly contributes to physician burnout. Additionally, poor EHR design can affect decision making and cause delays in care, medical errors, and unanticipated patient-safety events. By providing individualized training for physicians struggling with EHR documentation, this project aims to improve EHR use and mitigate EHR-related stressors, decreasing the EHR burden and improving physician well-being. The announcement via UNC … Continued

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Davis Named Reviewer of the Year for Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Leslie Davis was selected as “Reviewer of the Year” for 2019 by the editors of The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. As noted in the letter from the editors, Dr. Davis was among several hundred reviewers who perform reviews for the journal each year. The winner of this award is chosen based on the number of reviews done each year, the rapidity with which the reviews are done, and most importantly, the very high quality of their reviews. Dr. Davis’ reviews were noted to be of the highest quality. The journal … Continued

Alderman and Bryant Selected as Inaugural Anne Belcher Interprofessional Scholars

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ashley Leak Bryant and Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman, who have been selected as the inaugural Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars. Earlier this year, the Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars Program for Nursing was created with a generous gift from Anne Belcher, MN, PhD, (BSN ’67), ANEF, FAAN, to provide opportunities for selected faculty in the UNC School of Nursing to shape the world of interprofessional education (IPE) and to create the scholarly work others will look to as evidence for the power of IPE in the future. During the two-year program, … Continued

Leslie Davis Selected as a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology

In November, 2019 Dr. Leslie L. Davis, through competitive selection, was elected to be designated as a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology (FACC). As a newly elected fellow, Davis will attend the convocation ceremony in late March at the ACC.20 World Congress of Cardiology meeting in Chicago, IL. In order to be elected, in addition to providing service to the American College of Cardiology, fellows have made significant contributions to the scientific literature, need to have published at least 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed or … Continued

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Van Riper and Pados Awarded “Dhillon’s Gift” Grant Funding

Congratulations to Professor Marcia Van Riper and alumna Britt Pados for being selected to receive grant funding from the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease. Dr. Van Riper and her team received $4,000 to conduct their study “Social Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life and Family Adaptation in Families of Children with Congenital Heart Disease, Families of Children with Down Syndrome and Families of Children with Both Congenital Heart Disease and Down Syndrome.” The purpose of the study is to examine how social determinants of health influence … Continued

Hirschey, Bryant, and Leeman Receive Research Grant from the Oncology Nursing Foundation

Rachel Hirschey (PI), together with SON co-investigators Ashley Leak Bryant and Jennifer Leeman, has received an Oncology Nursing Foundation Research Grant to support her research titled “African American Cancer Survivors Engagement to Develop a Physical Activity Intervention.” Over the next two years, the funding will support engagement with African American colon and rectal cancer survivors to co-create a physical activity intervention. Dr. Stephanie Wheeler from the UNC Gillings School of Public Health is also a co-investigator of this project. The total awarded amount is $24,852. Congratulations to Rachel and her … Continued

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Cromeens and Others Receive Hillman Scholars Awards

SON PhD student Martha Cromeens is a recipient of the Fall 2019 Hillman Small Grant Fellowship, intended to support her current research, “Latina women’s experiences with endometriosis diagnosis: A qualitative inquiry”. “Her work is so strong, and this funding will allow her to expand the vision of her work,” Dr. Cheryl Jones says of Martha’s research. The other award goes to a Hillman Scholar “Mentoring Tree”, a unique Scholar co-created feature of UNC-CH’s Hillman Scholars Program. Under the advisement of Drs. Cheryl Giscombe and Shielda Rogers, PhD students Gillian Adynski, … Continued

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Stanek Accepted as ENFLA Scholar

JoAn Stanek, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, has been accepted as a scholar for the Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) 2020 cohort. The ENFLA is a highly selective 12-month mentored leadership academy focused on enhancing the leadership skills and career trajectory of those with six or more years of academic appointment. The Academy uses a triad approach in which the selected scholar is supported by a self-selected mentor and ENFLA faculty members. Each scholar designs, manages, and implements a team driven leadership project which meets the Leadership Academy’s project criteria. Congratulations, … Continued

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Sherwood Receives Honorary Doctorate From Jönköping University

Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, received an Honorary Doctorate from Jönköping University during the Academic Ceremony on October 12th, held at the Spira Culture Center in Jönköping, Sweden. You can read more about the ceremony here. Congratulations, Dr. Sherwood! Pictured: Dale Clark Farran, Professor Emerita at the Department of Learning and Teaching at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University (front left), Gwen Sherwood, Professor Emerita at the UNC School of Nursing (front center), Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics (front right), Agenta Stenebrand, Dean of … Continued

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Dr. Cortés Recipient of NAMS New Investigator Award

Yamnia I Cortés, Assistant Professor, received a New Investigator Award from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) on September 26, 2019 at the NAMS Annual Meeting. This awards recognize the outstanding abstract submissions of three investigators who have achieved their degree within the past 7 years. Information on the award along with other award and scholarship recipients can be found here. Congratulations Dr. Cortés!  

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