STTI-Alpha Alpha Chapter Receives Chapter Key Award

UNC’s Sigma Theta Tau International-Alpha Alpha Chapter is proud to announce they’ve received the 2017 Chapter Key Award! For more exciting STTI news, save the date for the annual membership meeting. STTI Hall of Famers will be in attendance, including Dean Nena Pergallo Montano and Drs. Donna Havens, Ruth Anderson, Margarete Sandelowski, and Merle Mishel. The meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Carrington Hall, room 104.

Categories: Awards, Dean, Events

UNCSON Awarded “Best Practice” by NCNA

The North Carolina Nurses Association has selected UNC to receive the NCNA Best Practice Award in the Category of Caring for Ourselves. The Association selected UNC for its contributions through the LeVine Wellness Program, the endowment for which Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the selected professor. Cheryl attended the awards luncheon on Sept. 14.

Categories: Awards, Faculty

Nwadigo Receives SAMHSA Funding

Congratulations to Roseline Nwadigo, a master’s student in our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, who received the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Minority Fellowship Program-Youth Award for the 2017-2018 academic year! The Minority Fellowship Program aims to reduce health disparities among underserved populations, and rewards minority students interested in becoming behavioral health practitioners. Great work, Roseline!

Categories: Awards, Service, Students

Patel Elected to Serve on IRGNI Advisory Committee

The School of Nursing is proud of Hillman Scholar Esita Patel, who was elected to serve on AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) Advisory Committee as the student representative! AcademyHealth is the largest interdisciplinary professional organization for health services researchers, and Esita will help develop activities and tactics to engage the organization’s national and international members. Congratulations, Esita!

Categories: Awards, Students

Alderman Receives National League for Nursing Scholarship

Hats off to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman, who recently received the 2017 NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship! The scholarship awards nurses who are interested in committing to careers in academic nursing education. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Categories: Awards, Faculty, Teaching

Khairat Obtains R21 Grant to Study Teleconsent

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Saif Khairat, PhD, whose joint project with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina was recently fundedby the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to improve the recruitment of participants for clinical trials and studies through the use of telemedicine technology. The two-year study, on which Khairat is co-investigator, received $238,125 in NIH funding to evaluate the advantages, feasibility and impact of teleconsent, whereby clinical trial participants may meet virtually with trained research personnel through a video feed to learn about and consent to that … Continued

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Santos Selected as Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos has been selected as a 2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) Scholar. The Health Disparities Research Institute took place August 14-18, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. The number of applications received was extraordinarily high and the selection process competitive, and Dr. Santos was selected based on his accomplishments to date and his interest in becoming a health disparities research scholar. Congratulations, Dr. Santos!

Categories: Awards, Faculty

Havens Receives Transformational Leadership Award

Professor Donna Havens has received the 2017 Transformation Leadership Award, one of Cedar Crest College’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Awards! Cedar Crest College recognizes the achievements of outstanding nursing alumni who demonstrate the ideals of CCC Nursing through their varied contributions and who have distinguished themselves in one of six categories: Award for Transformational Leadership, Award for Nursing Education, Award for Clinical Practice, Notable Graduate of the Last Decade, Global Citizen Award, and Spirit of Compassion Award. Award for Transformational Leadership The Award for Transformational Leadership is awarded to a Cedar … Continued

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Cronenwett named Living Legend by American Academy of Nursing

Professor and Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, was announced one of five Living Legends today by the American Academy of Nursing.  She will be honored at a special ceremony held in Washington DC during the AAN’s policy conference on October 5. Please see the Academy’s official announcement below. Most sincere congratulations to Dr. Cronenwett on this well-deserved honor. *** American Academy of Nursing Designates  Five Nurses as Living Legends, the Academy’s Highest Honor  Academy will Honor Living Legends at Annual Policy Conference in October Washington, DC (August 11, … Continued

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Giscombe joins SON alumni as Great 100 Nurse in NC

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Giscombe, LeVine Wellness Professor, for being selected to the Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. She joins eight SON alumni on this year’s list: Dr. Martha Bramlett, BSN ’75 Laurie Cain, BSN ’82 Katelyn Keith, BSN ’10 Katherine Sabo, BSN ’08 Meredith Shermer, BSN ’97 Timothy Werlau, BSN ’10 Jennifer Woody, BSN ’04, MSN ’09 Laurie Zone-Smith, BSN ’86 Our sincere congratulations to all of these amazing nurses! Thanks for your sterling work in our profession — we’re proud to claim all of you!