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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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