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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Carolina Nursing Well Represented at NLN Conference

Carolina Nursing was represented well at the National League for Nursing (NLN) Annual Summit held September 26–28 in National Harbor, MD. Several faculty members were honored during the conference, including Dr. Meg Zomorodi, who was inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education, and Dr. Lisa Woodley, who received a dissertation award. Also representing the School were Dr. Rumay Alexander, the immediate past president of NLN, and Dr. Carrie Palmer, a current participant in NLN’s LEAD program. Drs. Jennifer Alderman and Meg Zomorodi presented a poster and Dr. … Continued

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Wilmoth Named Visionary Pioneer by University of Maryland School of Nursing

Congratulations to Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, on being one of five Visionary Pioneers recently inducted by the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Dr. Wilmoth and her fellow inductees were honored at a gala commemorating 130 years of the University of Maryland School of Nursing on September 21, 2019. The full press release can be found below. Congratulations, Dr. Wilmoth on this well-deserved honor! UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF NURSING CELEBRATES 130TH ANNIVERSARY AND INDUCTS FIVE NEW VISIONARY PIONEERS Baltimore, Md. –  The University of Maryland … Continued

Cockroft Receives North Carolina Public Health Association Margaret B. Dolan Award

Congratulations to Dr. Marianne Cockroft on receiving the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Margaret B. Dolan Award at their conference in September. Named after esteemed public health nurse Margaret B. Dolan, this is one of two annual awards that the Nursing Section for the North Carolina Public Health Association gives for public health nurses in North Carolina. The recipient must have at least ten years of experience in public health nursing and demonstrated commitment to quality nursing care and excellence in PHN Service, as well as leadership and professionalism in providing … Continued

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Van Riper Receives Excellence in Family Nursing Award at International Family Nursing Conference

The School of Nursing was well represented at the 14th International Family Nursing Conference held in Washington DC August 13-16, with faculty, PhD students and alumni in attendance. Dr. Marcia Van Riper delivered an expert lecture, Dr. Kathy Knafl led a pre-conference workshop, and many gave presentations, including Dr. Louise Fleming, Dr. Marcia Van Riper, Dr. Kathleen Knafl, Dr. Hayley Estrem, Tyra Girdwood, Beth Skelton and Ashlee Vaughan. The International Family Association honored Dr. Van Riper at the conference with their Excellence in Family Nursing Award. Since serving as the … Continued

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Tonges Receives UIC Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

Mary Crabtree Tonges, PhD, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has received an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, where she received her master’s degree. Tonges served as as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and associate dean for UNC Health Care in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing from 2002 until her retirement in 2016. She is receiving this award in recognition of her exceptional contributions to healthcare, health science and society throughout her … Continued

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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