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Toles receives additional funding for transitional care study

Toles receives additional funding for transitional care study Congratulations to Mark Toles, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has received a supplement to his funded R01 project from the National Institute of Nursing Research.  The grant is titled: “Adapting Connect-Home Transitional Care to Fit the Unique Needs of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias and their Caregivers: A Pilot Study.” “Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), as they draw closer to the end-of-life, experience multiple transitions between healthcare providers and settings. More than 50% of persons admitted to Skilled … Continued

Oncology Nursing Fellows continue to connect during the pandemic

The 5th annual UNC Lineberger, Sylvia Lauterborn, and Warren Piver Oncology summer fellowship was another great event. Ashley Leak Bryant PhD, RN-BC, OCN and Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN have coordinated this program since its inception. More details about the summer oncology fellowship is located here. COVID-19 limited hands on oncology experience for these students. Even with this limitation, the students engaged in several educational and learning activities including joining ONS and completing the ONS Basics Course, reading of The Shift by Theresa Brown PhD, RN, reflective discussion with … Continued

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Soto receives over $660K in funding to research culturally sensitive interventions for Hispanic osteoarthritis patients

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Sandra Soto, who has received a K01 award of over $660K from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for her grant titled: “Optimizing a dyadic physical activity intervention for Hispanics with osteoarthritis and their physical activity supporter.” Dr. Soto uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the social influences of physical activity and dietary intake among Hispanic individuals. By incorporating Hispanic cultural values, Dr. Soto aims to develop effective behavioral modification interventions to prevent and manage chronic diseases. This particular project aims to … Continued

Giscombe receives nearly $3.1 million to improve health outcomes for African American Women through stress management

Congratulations to Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC on being awarded nearly $3.1 million in research grant funding from the National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities to improve health outcomes for African American Women at high risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes through culturally relevant mindfulness and stress management interventions. Dr. Giscombé is the Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Associate Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness at the School of Nursing, and her program of research focuses on understanding and reducing stress-related health disparities among … Continued

Beeber Named APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Linda Beeber PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, SON Professor and Associate Dean, is the recipient of the APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year award for her exceptional accomplishments, including pioneering interventions in individuals with maternal depression. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association praised her contributions to the field saying, “She recognized early on the significance of improving the mental health of mothers, and by providing a path that clinicians and mothers can follow, her work has led to healthier outcomes.” The APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an APNA member who … Continued

Fleming Named one of the “Great 100” NC Nurses

Assistant Dean Louise Fleming, PhD, MSN-ED, RN, has been named one of the “Great 100” North Carolina Nurses of 2020 by The Great 100. The Great 100 is a non-profit organization that “recognizes and honors Registered Nurses in North Carolina for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession.” Dr. Fleming was selected for her “outstanding professionalism and dedication to patients, families, colleagues, and community”. We couldn’t agree more — Dr. Fleming is an incredible nurse leader and advocate of health for all. Congratulations, … Continued

Hudson Santos Receives R03 Award for Genetic Research on Child Health Outcomes

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, PhD, RN, has received nearly $150,000 in research funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to conduct his project “Placental Origins of Positive Child Health Outcomes”. Congratulations, Dr. Santos! Project Narrative Using unparalleled, robust existing data from Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns (ELGAN) study, we will integrate multi-omics datasets such as placental gene expression and related miRNAs, DNA methylation and genotype to identify biological pathways related to positive health and prenatal protective factors among extremely preterm children. This research … Continued

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Silveyra joins National Academies Board on Higher Education and Workforce

Associate Professor and Biobehavioral Lab Director, Dr. Patricia Silveyra has been selected to serve as a member of The Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). The BHEW is composed of national experts with subject matter and methodological expertise who develop recommendations through a consensus process that leads to a book-length report disseminated to key stakeholders and audiences. The BHEW provides the academic community, policymakers, and employers with insights and recommendations to enhance the education and career development of science, … Continued

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Mobile Health Clinic Nursing Students Assist Behind the Scenes

Nurses in the Research Triangle and around the world are getting well-deserved attention for their frontline work during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is being said about the work that nurses and nursing students are doing behind the scenes to assist the community in dealing with pandemic issues. Such is the case of students who completed a public health clinical practice course at the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic. Students at the clinic were recruited by a partner organization to help design and administer a survey to assess … Continued

Temporary Emergency Guidance for Heart Attacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Concerns over coronavirus exposure can prevent people from seeking proper care for acute coronary syndrome (i.e., heart attack). Since the pandemic started, there is a marked decrease in EMS volume and hospitalizations for heart attacks across the country and worldwide. SON Assistant Professor Jessica Zègre-Hemsey is a member of the American Heart Association:Lifeline Advisory Board, and has contributed to their new emergency guidelines meant to ensure patients get life-saving treatment, while keeping health care workers protected. Read the new guidance here.