NINR Visits UNC, SON Researchers Present

On Tuesday February 12, the NINR visited UNC. Over 80 researchers from the Triangle and Piedmont attended the conference, which was held at the Friday Center. Faculty members Ruth Anderson, Diane Berry, Cheryl Giscombe and Mark Toles joined PhD student, Rebecca Salomon, in presenting as part of a panel about “The Life of an NIH Researcher.” It was a fabulous day of networking.

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SON Sponsors UNC MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony

Carolina Nursing is a proud sponsor of the 2019 MLK Lecture and Awards Ceremony that will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall. Former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous will deliver the keynote. The renowned activist, civil rights leader, community organizer and 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate led the NAACP to become the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, as well as the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country. Now affiliated with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, … Continued

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Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder?

The UNC Opioid Student Research Group presents Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder? January 23, 2019 Noon-1:00 p.m. Michael Hooker Research Center 3005 Register at: tiny url.com/yaa39mrg Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for opioid use disorder reduces the risk of overdose mortality. Nevertheless, OAT remains vastly underutilized, even as deaths from opioid overdoses continue to devastate communities. Alex will present a study of whether Medicaid expansion increased use of OAT and the extent to which provider capacity constraints limited the effect of expansion on … Continued

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Nightingale Gala

The Association of Nursing Students is proud to announce that this year’s Nightingale Gala will be hosted on March 22nd from 10:30 pm on, at Top of the Hill (on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Columbia Streets). This year the students have opted for a formal dress code, however, no one will be turned away for not dressing to the nines. This event is open to anyone who is a student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty, or staff associated with the School of Nursing and their guests. It is meant … Continued

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Alumni Return for SON Homecoming

On November 3, alumni returned to the School of Nursing and met student ambassadors and took tours of the school. And the Class of 1973 gathered for their 45th reunion.

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UNC Health Care Case Competition — IPE Opportunity

Dear Graduate students, GREAT IPE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU Please see this announcement of the healthcare case competition sponsored by the Kenan-Flagler Business School. The UNC Healthcare Case Competition is an interdisciplinary event, paring health affairs graduate students with graduate students from the Business School to develop novel solutions to real world problems in a friendly and fun environment. This is a great venue for students to showcase leadership, critical thinking and creativity while networking with other future health care leaders. This year, graduate students from up to six top-tier universities … Continued

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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 BA ’64 Named 2018 Honorary 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 BA ’64 has been named the SON Alumni Association’s 2018 Honorary 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 … 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