Van Riper Presents 2018 CANS Abstract of Distinction

A big hats off to Professor Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN who presented her Abstract of Distinction at the 2018 Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research this past weekend in Washington, D.C. One of six presentations selected for the special Abstracts of Distinction session at the annual conference, Dr. Van Riper presented her work “Family Management of Down Syndrome: Cross-Cultural” which reported results from a sample of 2,740 parents of children with Down syndrome from 10 countries, spanning North … Continued

Faculty Volunteers needed for Student Health Action Coalition

The School of Nursing has been involved with the Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) for many years. Want to know more about SHAC? Check out this online video. Using a faculty-led model at SHAC, students at all levels are working together to learn and provide quality patient care to the underserved and uninsured. This fall, the Invest in Nursing grant will support a graduate student as the TA at SHAC weekly. In addition, we would like to identify a group of 10 SON faculty interested in learning more about how … Continued

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Wilmoth Elected to Army War College Foundation Board

Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN has been elected to a three-year term on the Army War College Foundation Board of Directors. Her tenure began with the Board’s annual meeting held September 5-6 in Carlisle, PA. The Foundation supports the programs of the U.S. Army War College, which educates and develops leaders for military service at the strategic level.

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Baker Awarded Apple Teacher Designation

Kudos to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, PhD, RN, CNL, who has been awarded the designation of Apple Teacher. The Apple Teacher program is a free professional learning program designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. Dr. Baker plans to apply to become an Apple Distinguished Educator later this fall.

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Berry Receives $2.974 million in R01 Funding for Healthy Mothers—Healthy Children Study

Congratulations to Assistant Dean for Research and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN and her team who were awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to improve nutrition and physical activity among overweight Hispanic mothers and their young children in order to inhibit the development of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease later in life. With this $2.974 million R01 grant from NINR, Berry and her team will study Healthy Mothers—Healthy Children: An Intervention with Hispanic Mothers and their Young … Continued

Wilmoth Selected for 2018 AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program

Hats off to Executive Dean | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Peggy Wilmoth, who was selected to participate in the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing—Wharton Executive Leadership Program which took place in Philadelphia, PA earlier this month. Offered by the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, this four-day program is taught by Wharton faculty, who present relevant and timely content designed to advance chief academic administrators to a higher level of leadership. This program is open to deans/directors and associate deans/directors from AACN member schools … Continued

Alderman Receives 2018 Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman who was selected from among 63 nominated faculty and professional advisors on UNC’s campus to receive this year’s Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence. A committee reviewed 237 individual nominations submitted by undergraduate students in the spring term, giving weight to both the number of nominations each individual advisor received, as well as to the strength of the student statements The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences on August 13. Congratulations on this well deserved … Continued

Bryant to Chair Oncology Nursing Society Leadership Development Committee

Ashley Leak Bryant is the new Chair of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Leadership Development Committee. ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 members, including more than 225 local chapters and advocates for oncology nurses at the national level. The Leadership Development Committee is consists of seven members who oversee all ONS leadership development initiatives. The objectives of the Leadership Development Committee are to: Identify potential and emerging leaders within the ONS membership Support and mentor members interested in national leadership Provide leadership and governance resources Recruit and … Continued

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Oppewal, Soltis-Jarrett Receive 2018 NLN Awards

A big round of applause for Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal and Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett. It was announced yesterday that both are recipients of prestigious National League for Nursing Awards for 2018! The NLN presents three awards each year to acknowledge individuals and organizations of prominence within nursing education and the wider stage of American health care, and Carolina Nursing is thrilled to be home for two of them! Dr. Oppewal was named the NLN Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award winner. Lillian D. Wald was a nurse; social worker; … Continued

SON IIT: Network News

Welcome back from the SON IIT Team! We have been very busy this summer preparing for the new semester and would like to share reminders, new information, resources and technical support contact information to assist you during the new semester. Use ONYEN credential to access links below, some links require VPN connections for remote access. Zoom The new solution for video conferencing tool.  Zoom Pro Accounts available to all faculty, staff and students. https://software.sites.unc.edu/zoom/ New Windows 10 users Please allow extra time for initial login to SON desktop. Windows 10 … Continued

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