Three SON Faculty are running for positions in the current Faculty elections: Dr. Megan Williams Dr. SeonAe Yeo Dr. Meg Zomorodi Faculty members, please remember to cast your votes by April 9.
Assistant Dean for Practice, Tom Bush, has been appointed to a renewable three-year term on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Provider Advisory Group. He was nominated for the role by the North Carolina Nurses Association. The purpose of the Provider Advisory Group (PAG) will be to advise BCBSNC on issues of quality, efficiency, and programs of relevance to the BCBSNC vision statement, “To be a consumer-focused health solution company that leads the transformation of the health care system.” The PAG promotes consistency in the implementation of … Continued
The 2nd Edition of Quality and safety in nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes edited by Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood and Jane Barnsteiner has been awarded first place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for ‘Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development’. The first edition has been translated into Swedish, Korean, Chinese and now Italian. Carol Durham and Kathy Alden have a chapter on simulation. Congratulations to all!
Instructor Tarshe Johnson, as part of her work with the HRSA grant, MENTORS2, had a poster accepted for the 39th Minority Health Conference in late February. The title of the poster was “Shifting the Nursing School Experience for Underrepresented Ethnic Minority and Disadvantaged Background Students through Use of Courageous Dialogue”. Tarshe was the main author, but other contributors included Ashley Bryant, Coretta Jenerette and Mary Lynn.
Dr. Sara Hubbell served on the master’s thesis committee of Roxanne Dsouza, a second-year graduate student in the Dental Hygiene Education Program. Dsouze was named the first-place winner of the Student Poster Competition at the American Dental Education Association Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando in March. Roxanne’s research poster was titled, “Implementation of Oral Health Education in Nursing Curriculum” and presented findings from her master’s research project.
Associate Professor Jennifer Leeman has co-authored two articles with SON students that have been published recently. Hillman Scholar Sallie Allgood and Dr. Leeman authored “School health implementation tools: a mixed methods evaluation of factors influencing their use” which was published recently in Implementation Science. With DNP student Kelly Might Wilson, she authored “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” which was published in Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. Professor Donna Havens also contributed to the article.
In early March, the SON’s public health nursing faculty met in the home of Dr. Julie Jacobson Vann to honor and thank Janna Dieckmann for her many years of service teaching N470, the undergraduate course in public health nursing. The faculty presented Dr. Dieckmann with a beautiful quilt, made by our own Chris Harlan, featuring iconic historical photographs of public health nursing, along with a quote by Lillian Wald, the woman credited with the idea of public health nursing: “The call to nurse is notably for the bedside care of … Continued
Congratulations to Anna Beeber, who was recently appointed an investigator in the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) research collaborative at the University of Alberta in Canada. This research collaborative is unique because their longitudinal research program is leveraging publically reported nursing home data and pairing it with comprehensive context data collection efforts from nursing home staff. TREC also highly engages policy, family, and resident stakeholders in the research process. Also on the TREC team from UNC is Associate Dean for Research, Ruth Anderson. Well done, Anna!
Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! Hillman Scholar Kelly Tan and Associate Professor Beth Black recently had their paper “A systematic review of healthcare provider perceptions of perceived barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing in primary care settings the Southeastern United States” published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care DNP Student Kelly Might Wilson and Professor Donna Havens had their article “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” published in Journal of Interprofessional Education … Continued
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning who has been named the 2018 UNC Medical Center Nursing Faculty of the Year. She will be honored at an awards celebration on May 11. Well done, Rhonda!