Toles Awarded Grant to Further Connect-Home Collaborative

Dr. Mark Toles was recently awarded $75,000 from Lutheran Services in America for the “Connect-Home Collaborative.” The Collaborative is designed to use tools developed by Toles and his team to train patients and caregivers on how to safely make the transition from a skilled nursing facility to home care with few complications.With co-investigator Dr. Jennifer Leeman, Dr. Toles will study the effectiveness of a set of quality improvement strategies for scaling-up the Connect-Home transitional care intervention. The pilot work will be conducted in nursing homes located in Maryland, Michigan, New … Continued

Khairat Awarded NC TraCS Grant

Kudos to Dr. Saif Khairat, who received a $2,000 grant from NC TraCS titled “Teleconsent to Overcome Barriers and Gaps in Clinical Trial Enrollment” for 2017-2018. Khairat serves as principal investigator on the grant with an interprofessional team consisting of members Betsy Sleath Co-I (Pharmacy), Paige Ottmar (Public Health) and Christina Smith (RA).  The objective of the team’s initial efforts is to systematically demonstrate acceptance and effectiveness of teleconsent using formal methodologies. The main aim is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and ethics of teleconsent, including access in remote sites and in … Continued

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Khairat Awarded NC TraCS Grant

Kudos to Dr. Saif Khairat, who received a $2,000 grant from NC TraCS titled “Teleconsent to Overcome Barriers and Gaps in Clinical Trial Enrollment” for 2017-2018. Khairat serves as principal investigator on the grant with an interprofessional team consisting of members Betsy Sleath Co-I (Pharmacy), Paige Ottmar (Public Health) and Christina Smith (RA).  The objective of the team’s initial efforts is to systematically demonstrate acceptance and effectiveness of teleconsent using formal methodologies. The main aim is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and ethics of teleconsent, including access in remote sites and in … Continued

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Song Appointed Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

Heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Lixin Song, who has been appointed the Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar. The Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professorship Fund was endowed in the School of Nursing Foundation to memorialize Carol Ann Beerstecher-Blackwell, BSN ’71, a pediatric nurse and lecturer at the SON, and to recognize SON faculty whose accomplishments and career are determined by their colleagues to be highly significant to the discipline, the University and the School. To receive an appointment as a named Distinguished Professor (full professor) or Distinguished Scholar (associate professor), a faculty member must be … Continued

Zomorodi to Lead UNC’s Interprofessional Efforts

We’re so proud of Dr. Meg Zomorodi, who has been named UNC’s first-ever assistant provost for Interprofessional Education. As such, she will lead Carolina’s newly formed Office for Interprofessional Education and Practice. Please see the official announcement and details regarding Dr. Zomorodi’s new post on the University Gazette’s website here. Congratulations, Meg!

Jacobson Vann’s Review Featured on NPR

Kudos to Dr. Julie Jacobson Vann, whose systematic review, “Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates” was published in the Cochrane Review, and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning! (Reprinted from NPR.org) Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder By: Patti Neighmond Marian Smith somehow missed getting a flu shot this year, which is unlike her — in the past, she always got one. The 58-year-old Washington D.C. resident says it was easier to remember to get it when the vaccine was provided at a … Continued

Durham has been busy in early 2018

Professor Carol Durham’s year is off to a busy start! She had two presentations at the Society for Simulation IMSH 2018 conference. One was with a team from UNC Chapel Hill (picture): Change Practice, Develop Policies, and Be Successful in your Institution, with Ashley Kellish, Michele Kimmel, Kim Blasius, and Benny Joyner. The second was with colleagues from other institutions, Sharon Decker and Jill Sanko, on Training Teams in Systems Thinking using Friday Night at the ER. Additionally, Dr. Durham was involved in work with the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH) to continue developing a toolkit … Continued

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Durham has been busy in early 2018

Professor Carol Durham’s year is off to a busy start! She had two presentations at the Society for Simulation IMSH 2018 conference. One was with a team from UNC Chapel Hill (picture): Change Practice, Develop Policies, and Be Successful in your Institution, with Ashley Kellish, Michele Kimmel, Kim Blasius, and Benny Joyner. The second was with colleagues from other institutions, Sharon Decker and Jill Sanko, on Training Teams in Systems Thinking using Friday Night at the ER. Additionally, Dr. Durham was involved in work with the Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH) to continue developing a toolkit … Continued

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Recent Publications of the Feeding Flock

In recent months, Dr. Suzanne Thoyre, Dr. Kathleen Knafl, Dr. George Knafl, Dr. Marcia Van Riper, Dr. Eric Hodges, and Brant Nix have been featured in several publications for their work on the Feeding Flock. Estrem, H., Thoyre, S., Knafl, K., Pados, B., & Van Riper, M. (in press). “It’s a long term process”: Description of daily family life when a child has feeding disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Pados, B., Estrem, H., Thoyre, S., Park, J., & McComish, C. (2017). The Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (NeoEAT): Development and content validation. Neonatal … Continued

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Recent Publications of the Feeding Flock

In recent months, Dr. Suzanne Thoyre, Dr. Kathleen Knafl, Dr. George Knafl, Dr. Marcia Van Riper, Dr. Eric Hodges, and Brant Nix have been featured in several publications for their work on the Feeding Flock. Estrem, H., Thoyre, S., Knafl, K., Pados, B., & Van Riper, M. (in press). “It’s a long term process”: Description of daily family life when a child has feeding disorder. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Pados, B., Estrem, H., Thoyre, S., Park, J., & McComish, C. (2017). The Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (NeoEAT): Development and content validation. Neonatal … Continued

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