Three Receive Junior Faculty Development Awards

Congratulations to Jennifer Alderman, Saif Khairat and Megan Williams! All three recently received Junior Faculty Development Awards from the UNC Chapel Hill Office of the Provost. The awards provide grant funding to each faculty member to further their research. Assistant Professor and Academic Counselor Jennifer T. Alderman, MSN, RNC-OB, CNL, will use her grant to examine student characteristics as predictors of success in her Path to Academic Success (PASS) Study. Her purpose is to identify preadmission student characteristics that are predictive of academic success in the UNC-Chapel Hill SON BSN program and … Continued

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Durham, IPE Team to Have Case Published in AAVMC

An interprofessional education team on which Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is a member will have a case published in the January 2016 journal of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). The team, which began working together in the summer of 2015, developed the case “A Veteran and His Dog: Man’s Best Friend” for the AAVMC’s One Health Case competition in which they created a role-play scenario using standardized human and canine patients. Robert Santiago is a 63-year-old veteran who uses a service dog, Siri, a 6 year … Continued

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Bryant Receives Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) National Award

Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN will receive the 2016 ONS Excellence in Care of the Older Adult with Cancer Award during the Annual ONS Congress, April 28-May 1, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. Her contributions to the oncology nursing profession and to ONS are commendable. She has been an active member and contributor to ONS since 2003. Dr. Bryant is currently the Associate Editor (Supportive Care) for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. She remains involved with the gero-oncology group through the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center led by Hy Muss, … Continued

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Walton Receives Oncology Nursing Society Award

Hats off to AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, CHES, OCN, T32 Post-doc, who was recently awarded the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Excellence in Oncology Nursing Health Policy and Advocacy Award for her contributions to the oncology nursing profession. As a recipient, Walton receives a monetary prize and travel support to attend the ONS’s 2016 Congress to be held in San Antonio, Texas. Well done, AnnMarie!

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McFarlane Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to SON BSN candidate Emma McFarlane for her initiation into the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on November 9! Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely known academic honor society. For more than two hundred years, election to membership has been a recognition of academic excellence achieved in the course of completing an education in the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level. For more information, please visit Alpha of North Carolina PBK.

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Center for Lifelong Learning Earns Accreditation with Distinction

Congratulations to Sonda Oppewal and the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) team, Susan Snyder, Ariel Adams and Kayj Okine, for being awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The commission granted the CLL accreditation for four years, from Oct. 26, 2015 to March 31, 2020. To check out the latest CLL continuing education offerings, please see their calendar here.

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Danneker Awarded Carter Research Grant

Congratulations to BSN candidate Megan Danneker who recently received the Michael P. and Jean W. Carter Research Grant from the UNC Honors Program for her honors thesis. Well done, Megan!

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Morningstar Wins Grand Prize in Game Design Contest

Congratulations to SON Webmaster, Jason Morningstar, for his recent grand prize win in an educational game design contest sponsored by the Danish company Rollespilsakademiet. His prize includes a trip to Poland later this year. The contest challenged entrants to design classroom games for 20-40 students lasting 90 minutes. Jason’s entry challenges high school students compete to colonize the islands of Oceania while learning about history, geography, and anthropology.

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Morningstar Wins Grand Prize in Game Design Contest

Congratulations to SON Webmaster, Jason Morningstar, for his recent grand prize win in an educational game design contest sponsored by the Danish company Rollespilsakademiet. His prize includes a trip to Poland later this year. The contest challenged entrants to design classroom games for 20-40 students lasting 90 minutes. Jason’s entry challenges high school students compete to colonize the islands of Oceania while learning about history, geography, and anthropology.

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