Kirby named Carolina Nursing’s associate dean for advancement

Kelly Kirby has been named the associate dean for advancement at the UNC School of Nursing, effective July 15. Kirby is an experienced development and external relations professional, having directed communications, alumni relations and development activities at professional schools and programs across UNC, including the Adams School of Dentistry and the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program. She currently serves as the director of communications at the UNC School of Nursing, a role she has held for four years. “We are delighted that Kelly will be expanding her leadership at the School,” said … Continued

Fleming selected to APA Task Force of Differences in Sex Development

Associate Professor Louise Fleming has been selected by the American Psychological Association (APA) to serve as one of 10 researchers on the Task Force on Differences of Sex Development for a term of two years. This group will, among other tasks, recommend actions for education, training, policy and further research on this topic. Fleming is the only nurse serving on the task force. Well done, Louise!

Soltis-Jarrett Awarded $6.2 million from HRSA to Prepare Nurse Practitioners to meet Behavioral Health Needs in Rural NC

Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett has been awarded more than $6 million from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) for her projects Partners in Practice, Engagement, and Education in Rural NC: Preparing Nurse Practitioners for Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care and Nurse Practitioner Residency: Behavioral Health Integration in Rural Primary Care using the TANDEM3-PC Model. Both projects expand on her current work to help meet the pressing psychiatric-mental health needs of rural and underserved populations of North Carolina. With a declining number of rural primary care physicians and a … Continued

Brooks, Toles, Wu and Zomorodi elected fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing announced on Tuesday its selection of 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders for its 2019 class of Academy fellows, four of whom are UNC School of Nursing faculty! We are delighted to congratulate Drs. Jada Brooks, Mark Toles, Jia-Rong Wu and Meg Zomorodi on this significant achievement! New alumni fellows include Jinbing Bai, PhD ’16, RN, Emory University, June I. Cho, PhD ’05, RN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Lisa C. Lindley, PhD ’11, RN, FCPN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Selection criteria for fellowship include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and … Continued

Fleming appointed Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Division and Program

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Louise Fleming who will become our assistant dean for the undergraduate division and programs effective January 1, 2020. We are delighted and thankful to have Louise’s dedication, knowledge and talents brought to bear for the students and faculty of our oldest academic program. And we remain grateful to Dr. Anita Tesh who currently serves as assistant dean for the UG programs for giving us the time to ensure a seamless transition in leadership in advance of her retirement at the end of 2019. Thanks for your service, … Continued

Belcher’s passion for nurse education comes through in new fund

Anne Belcher, MN, PhD, (BSN ’67), ANEF, FAAN is passionate about nursing education – not only to prepare the next generation of nurses, but also to enhance the skills of today’s leading nurse faculty. By creating the Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars Fund, she is generously providing opportunities for faculty in the UNC School of Nursing to shape the world of interprofessional education (IPE) and create the scholarly work others will look to as evidence for the power of IPE in the future. “I have always thought it makes good … Continued

L. Beeber featured on Focus Carolina

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber was featured on this week’s episode of Focus Carolina discussing her work to create home-based mental health care to reduce depression in high-risk populations of mothers with infants and toddlers, and help them bond with their babies. Listen to the full episode here: https://buff.ly/2WnOq7M

Fleming to serve on UNC Fixed Term Faculty Committee

Assistant Professor Louise Fleming will be serving a two-year term on the Committee on Fixed-Term Faculty beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. She was highly recommended for this role by the UNC Faculty Nominating Committee. The Committee on Fixed-Term Faculty consists of nine members of the voting faculty appointed by the chair of the faculty. Seven of the members are fixed-term, and two are tenured. The committee addresses concerns and makes policy recommendations on matters specific to fixed-term faculty members, including, but not limited to, working conditions, status, and … Continued

SON presents to UNC Trustees

On Thursday, May 30th, Dean Nena Peragallo Montano was joined by students Becky Fitzula, a Hillman Scholar and recent BSN graduate, and Karen Sheffield, a doctoral candidate and T32 Fellow, to present to the UNC Board of Trustees about the work and service taking place by the state’s flagship school of nursing. Read more about their presentation on unc.edu.

Sharpe elected to represent NC in 2019 AANP Election

Congratulations to Instructor Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC, who was elected to represent North Carolina on the board of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners in April 2019. Her term will begin at the close of the 2019 AANP national conference in June. Well done, Leslie!