DNP Students Lauria and Kraft Selected as NC-LEND Trainees

Congratulations to Heather Laurie and Caroline Marie Kraft, both students in the DNP program, for being selected as trainees in the prestigious North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) program in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the CIDD is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary leadership training at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, as well as interdisciplinary services and care. The training program welcomes students from a variety of disciplines, including Audiology, Child Psychiatry, Family, Genetic … Continued

UNCSON Receives Prestigious RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Grant

Once again, sizable matching private donations from Carolyn London, BSN ’56 and the Carl Swisher Foundation help bring the grant to Carolina Nursing   The UNC School of Nursing is once again among a select group of schools of nursing to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.  The 31 selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. … Continued

UNC Offers New Online Primary Care RN Certificate

The UNC School of Nursing, in collaboration with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers and the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, has rolled out the Primary Care RN Certificate, an online course that will educate registered nurses to work in a primary care or ambulatory care setting. The course is self-paced, internet-based, and will reward 50 contact hours to those who complete it. Mary Schuler, RN, MSN, EDD, CNE, oversaw all aspects of the course’s creation. She designed the curriculum and created course materials, both written … Continued

Maimon Trust Established to Support Doctoral Students

“Reverence for life” were words Dr. Arthur Maimon lived by. They were also the words emblazoned in bronze on the façade of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where Maimon periodically spent two months at a time over the course of 30 years. He would temporarily close his private practice in Rockford, Illinois, venture to the island nation, and serve the patients of a hospital founded by Larry Mellon and his wife Gwen, named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor … Continued

Durham Tells Sepsis Survival Story to People Magazine

Durham with her husband, Stephen

Professor Carol Durham continues her mission to raise awareness about sepsis in the pages of People this week! To read Carol’s compelling story of survival from the life-threatening condition, please click here. Last year, UNC Health Care also covered Carol’s story, and you can read their more detailed version here. Our thanks to Carol for her good work in educating us all on the warning signs and symptoms of this swift-moving sickness.

Opioid Student Research Group Interest Meeting

Please join us for the first interest meeting of the OPIOID STUDENT RESEARCH GROUP WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 1PM-2PM in Rosenau 133 We want to: Build up the capacity of UNC opioid research Identify the support needed from students to do research Apply an equity lens to think critically about racism and other -isms in the context of opioid use Engage with individuals outside of the academic setting on opioid-related issues All disciplines are welcome! LUNCH PROVIDED courtesy of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Student Guest Speakers • Apostolos Alexandridis: … Continued

Register for Trial Innovation Network Webinar

Join Assistant Professor Britt Pados as she presents a portion of the webinar “Online Screener and Survey Participants- The Good, the Bad, and the Rogue.” The webinar, hosted by the Trial Innovation Network, will be an excellent source of information for those conducting or planning to conduct online research. Faculty and students at all levels are encouraged to register. It will be screened on Oct. 2, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sign up here!

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Giscombe Co-PI on $1.9 Million Grant

Congratulations to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, as she will serve as co-principal investigator on a new HRSA grant called UNC-PrimeCare, in collaboration with the UNC School of Social Work. The $1.9 million grant will provide 20 second-year MSN PMHNP students with funding to engage in interprofessional didactic and clinical experiences with MSW students in rural and underserved settings in NC.

Register for Carolina Women’s Center Child Care Event

Join the Carolina Women’s Center on Sept. 27, 2017, for the “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” event! Whether you’re pregnant, adopting, or fostering, learn about resources, child care, and approach to work-life balance. The event is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Hitchcock Multipurpose Room of the Stone Center. Click here to register, or email cwc@unc.edu for more information.

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Register for One Act and HAVEN

We know how busy fall semester can be, but we hope you’ll schedule some time to join faculty, students and staff to partake in some of UNC’s anti-violence programs this fall. One Act: A skills training for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators and a full-time graduate student or staff member. A separate One Act for Greeks is offered specifically for students in sororities and fraternities. HAVEN: A collaboration between multiple UNC wellness groups that aims to provide the UNC community with tools to be an … Continued

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