Shalala Predicts Golden Age of Nursing, Urges Swagger to 2018 Graduates

On Saturday, May 12, the UNC School of Nursing hosted its 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony in the Dean E. Smith Center on a beautiful, if warm, spring evening in Chapel Hill. Dean Nena Peragallo Montano presided over the ceremony, which featured Dr. Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration, as keynote speaker. “I strongly believe a golden age of nursing is right in front of us if we seize this moment,” Shalala told the 279 graduating students and their loved ones. “It will … Continued

2018 Kemble Lecture & Sherwood Retirement

QSEN 2.0: Deepening the Impact was the topic of the 2018 Elizabeth L. Kemble Lecture, held Monday, May 7 at the Carolina Inn. It was the second of two talks the Carolina Nursing community were treated to on Monday by Dr. Jane Barnsteiner, PhD and Dr. Joanne Disch. The Kemble Lecture was established to honor the first dean of the UNC School of Nursing. Elizabeth L. Kemble is recognized for her pioneering work in establishing the first collegiate school of nursing in North Carolina and for her sustained contributions to … Continued

Carol Ross BSN ’64 Named 2018 Alumna of the Year

This is a picture of Carol and Coleman Ross with two former recipients of the Eunice Morde Doty Scholarship

Carol M. Ross BSN ’64 has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2018 Alumna of the Year for her outstanding service to the community, School, and nursing profession. Carol began her education at Mary Washington College before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive her bachelors in religion in 1964. Her journey from a religion degree to an advanced practice nurse APRN led Carol and her husband Coleman Ross (UNC ’65) to over a decade of leadership and service to improve psychiatric mental health care … Continued

SON Holds 3rd Annual Astrike Symposium

The 3rd Annual Charles and Colleen Astrike Symposium on Health Care Solutions was held Monday morning, with speakers Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, leading an engaging discussion on fair and just culture in nursing—a culture that encourages and rewards people for speaking up about safety-related concerns, thus allowing the information to be used for system improvement. The symposium was established by the family of Charlie and Colleen Astrike to honor the lives and memory of their parents and to inspire high-level discussion about patient safety … Continued

Alexander Receives 2018 Carrington Award for Community Service

Congratulations to Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, President of the National League for Nursing and the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who recently received the SON Alumni Association’s 2018 Carrington Award for Community Service. The award recognizes individuals who have given remarkable service to the community, state or other beneficiary organization, and who have reflected favorably on the School of Nursing as a result of their remarkable service. Dr. Alexander perfectly embodies the spirit of the Carrington Award. Dr. … Continued

Sherwood MSN ’70 Named 2018 SON Distinguished Alumna

The UNC SON Alumni Association recently conferred the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award on Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF (MSN ’70). Sherwood has a distinguished record in leading health professions education locally and globally. Professor and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, she is a 1970 alum of the MSN program. She also earned a Diploma in Nursing from Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and an RN-BSN from North Carolina Central University and a PhD from the University of … Continued

Visioning Opioid Informatics: Controlled Substance Reporting System 2.0 & Dashboard Reporting

Please join the UNC Opioid Student Research Group for an end-of-semester wrap up as well as presentation by Mike Fliss on North Carolina’s Controlled Substance Reporting System Tuesday, April 24th, 12-1pm Rosenau Hall, UNC School of Public Health Room 101 NC’s Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS) is our state’s implementation of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMPs), a best practice in addressing the still-growing opioid overdose epidemic. In collaboration with the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and NC Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Mike lead research activities (journal … Continued

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Shalala to Offer SON Spring 2018 Commencement Address

Carolina Nursing is delighted to announce that former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D., will deliver our spring 2018 commencement address. Dr. Shalala requires little introduction. Though perhaps best known as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services for eight years during the Clinton Administration, Dr. Shalala’s career has nevertheless held academia as its center. An accomplished scholar, teacher, and administrator, she has led three institutions of higher education — as president of the University of Miami (2001-2015), chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-1993), … Continued

SPH Hosts Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An interdisciplinary symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest pandemics in human history will be hosted April 4-6, 2018, by UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC Libraries, UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and RTI International. Symposium events will offer perspectives from the vantage points of medicine, health, social sciences and the humanities. Speakers include leading experts in epidemiology, virology, medicine, communications, literature, history, ethics, policy and other fields. When: Wednesday April 4 – Friday … Continued

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ANS Blood Drive on April 10

Mark your calendar! We will share a sign-up link soon. ​​​​​​​Date: April 10 Time:12:30–5:00 p.m. Location: L700

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