Curriculum 2019 Update

The SON Curriculum 2019 Task Groups kicked off Phase II on Wednesday, August 30th. Our weekly meetings include reviewing Phase I assessment and planning information, large and small group work, and guest speakers. Ben Edwards, consultant to the Chancellor, joined us the first week to share and answer questions about The University Strategic Framework “The Blueprint for Next”. Scott Singleton, chair of the School of Pharmacy Curriculum Transformation Oversight Committee, joined us this week to share the School of Pharmacy’s curriculum transformation process and lessons learned. Please feel free to … Continued

Categories: Education, Faculty

UNCSON Awarded “Best Practice” by NCNA

The North Carolina Nurses Association has selected UNC to receive the NCNA Best Practice Award in the Category of Caring for Ourselves. The Association selected UNC for its contributions through the LeVine Wellness Program, the endowment for which Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is the selected professor. Cheryl attended the awards luncheon on Sept. 14.

Categories: Awards, Faculty

Beeber, ISMICC Hold First Meeting

The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee held its first meeting in Washington, D.C. on August 31. Our own Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN represents nursing on the committee. Tom Price, MD, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, gave an opening address that pointed resources toward improving outcomes for people with serious mental illnesses, along with other priorities including obesity and the opioid crisis. The School of Nursing is proud to have Dr. Beeber represent not only our University, but the field of nursing, as well.

Categories: Events, Faculty, Leadership

September Is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

This month, help us raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): a genetic, life-long illness that researchers estimate affects 90,000 to 100,000 Americans. Though the average life expectancy for those living with the disease has more than tripled since the 1970s, there’s still more work to be done, as SCD patients’ needs are often overlooked by healthcare professionals and the public. UNC-Chapel Hill is home to the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, and our own Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN is a member of the team. If you would like to … Continued

Categories: Faculty, Research

Alderman Receives National League for Nursing Scholarship

Hats off to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman, who recently received the 2017 NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarship! The scholarship awards nurses who are interested in committing to careers in academic nursing education. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Categories: Awards, Faculty, Teaching

Anderson Establishes Faculty Support Fund

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that our very own Associate Dean for Research, Kenan Distinguished Professor Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, has donated generously to the School, and in a unique way: she and her spouse have named the School of Nursing Foundation as a beneficiaries of their retirement accounts, a manner of giving not widely known to potential donors. “We decided to donate in this way because it has made it feasible to give back in ways that I have been blessed,” she said. The gift will create … Continued

Fleming Op-Ed Published in USA Today Magazine

Assistant Professor Louise Fleming’s op-ed article “Which Way to Go?” will be featured in the September 2017 issue of USA Today Magazine. In her op-ed, Dr. Fleming–also a board of trustees member of the CARES Foundation–wrote about congenital adrenal hyperplasia and the decisions that parents of children diagnosed with CAH can be faced with. The work of the CARES Foundation and the support it provides to patients and families dealing with CAH were also highlighted. The full article can be found here. Congrats, Dr. Fleming!

Categories: Faculty, News

Khairat Obtains R21 Grant to Study Teleconsent

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Saif Khairat, PhD, whose joint project with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina was recently fundedby the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to improve the recruitment of participants for clinical trials and studies through the use of telemedicine technology. The two-year study, on which Khairat is co-investigator, received $238,125 in NIH funding to evaluate the advantages, feasibility and impact of teleconsent, whereby clinical trial participants may meet virtually with trained research personnel through a video feed to learn about and consent to that … Continued

Categories: Awards, Faculty, News, Research

Santos Selected as Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos has been selected as a 2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) Scholar. The Health Disparities Research Institute took place August 14-18, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland. The number of applications received was extraordinarily high and the selection process competitive, and Dr. Santos was selected based on his accomplishments to date and his interest in becoming a health disparities research scholar. Congratulations, Dr. Santos!

Categories: Awards, Faculty

Sherwood to Speak at Emerging Global Leader Institute

Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Global Initiatives, will be featured as one of the speakers at this year’s Emerging Global Leader Institute, a conference hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and focused on developing global healthcare leaders. The conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 in Washington, D.C., and Nurses can earn up to 19 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours by attending this event. Presentation topics include understanding and measuring global health, the global economy, global health workforce planning, safety … Continued