Giscombe Keynotes SC Birth Outcomes Initiative Annual Symposium

LeVine Wellness Professor Cheryl Giscombe served as the invited keynote speaker at the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative Annual Symposium on Wednesday, November 14. Approximately 300 physicians, nurses, health care executives and other stakeholders in maternal/child health initiatives were in attendance to hear her talk: “Superwoman Schema: Implications for Stress-Related Adverse Birth Outcomes.” Well done, Cheryl!

Kneipp 2018 Recipient of APHA’s Ruth B. Freeman Award

Hats off to Associate Professor Shawn Kneipp who was honored this week with the Ruth B. Freeman Award at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The Ruth B. Freeman Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a distinguished career in public health administration, education, policy, practice or research. Congratulations and well deserved, Shawn!

Hubbell Offers Keynote at UNCH Awards Event

Assistant Professor Sara Hubbell served as the keynote speaker at UNC Hospital’s Inspiring and Aspiring Nurse Leader Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 8.

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Honoring SON Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, we are highlighting a few of our Veterans as a way to say thank you for their service. Julie Thomas When it comes to serving her country, Julie Thomas knows that it is her job to help keep the United States Air Force healthy and efficient. Residing in Tennessee, Julie has served in the Air Force as a nurse practitioner for five and a half years. Julie believes that it is her job is to make sure that everyone is healthy and can perform their … Continued

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Mobile Health Clinic Receives Additional Grant Funding

Great news for Marianne Cockroft and the SON Mobile Health Clinic Team: the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics has awarded them a $10,000 grant to support their efforts to provide free care to underserved populations in Western Wake County.  

Khairat Named AMIA Fellow

Well done to Assistant Professor Saif Khairat who was recently named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Established in May 2018, the FAMIA program is meant to recognize AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge within their professional setting, who have demonstrated professional achievement and leadership, and who have contributed to the betterment of the organization. Dr. Khairat will be formally inducted at the AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference in Atlanta, GA, in late April 2019.

Waldrop Receives Seed Grant Funding for Galapagos Study

Kudos to Professor Julee Waldrop whose study “Feasibility of home visitation support measures for parenting skills and mental health symptoms in Mothers of Young Children (0-3) in the Galapagos” has received $5,000 in seed grant funding from the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies. Her project begins in January 2019. Congratulations Julee!

Baker Dissertation Excerpt Published to Patient Experience Journal

Hats off to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker who recently had a portion of her dissertation published to the Patient Experience Journal. Titled “Rules of engagement: Strategies used to enlist and retain underserved mothers in a mental health intervention,” the paper was co-authored by Dr. Beth Black and Dr. Linda Beeber. Well done, all!

Van Riper Study Receives Dhillon’s Gift Funding

Congratulations to Professor Marcia Van Riper and her team for receiving $7,500 in grant funding from the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease to conduct their study “Families and Congenital Heart Disease: Family Adaptation in Three Groups of Families.” The purpose of the study is to explore family adaptation in three groups of families: (1) families of children with congenital heart disease, (2) families of children with Down syndrome and (3) families of children with congenital heart disease and Down syndrome. The guiding framework for the study … Continued

Tesh Featured Speaker on Association of American Colleges and Universities Webinar

Our thanks to Assistant Dean and Professor Anita Tesh, who represented the School of Nursing this week on a webinar provided by the Association of American Colleges and Universities on Civic Prompts in the Major: Disciplinary Knowledge, Democratic Culture, and the Public Good. Dr. Tesh served as one of three presenters on the webinar in which she shared the SON’s curriculum revision work and new Carolina Core tenets to more than 300 participants. Well done, Dr. Tesh!