Santos work among most cited in recent history of Research in Nursing and Health

Hats off to Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, whose work “Network Structure of Perinatal Depressive Symptoms in Latinas: Relationship to Stress and Reproductive Biomarkers” is one of the most cited articles in the recent publication history of Research in Nursing and Health. According to the journal, Dr. Santos’s article received among the highest citation counts of articles published between January 2017 and December 2018, and “generated immediate impact and visibility, contributing significantly to the advancement of the nursing field.” Well done, Hudson!  

Zegre-Hemsey named 2019 UNC Faculty of the Year by UNC Medical Center Nursing Leadership

Sincere congratulations to Assistant Professor Jessica Zegre-Hemsey who received the 2019 Faculty of the Year award by the UNC Medical Center’s nursing leadership last week. Dr. Zegre-Hemsey will be officially recognized during an awards ceremony on May 9, during UNC Hospital’s Nursing Staff Recognition Week. The award capped off a busy week for Dr. Zegre-Hemsey, whose research team conducted test flights of drones carrying AED defibrillators on Carolina’s campus. Local news picked up the story, which can be seen here. Great work, Jessica!

More cancer survivors, fewer cancer specialists point to challenge in meeting care needs

An aging population, a growing number of cancer survivors, and a projected shortage of cancer care providers will result in a challenge in delivering the care for cancer survivors in the United States if systemic changes are not made, according to a commentary in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Compounding the problem is the growing number of cancer survivors age 65 years or older, who are more likely to have multiple health issues in addition to cancer-related medical needs, said Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, … Continued

Lanning Receives UNC’s Prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

All congratulations to Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning who is one of five faculty members from across campus to receive the prestigious Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Students nominate deserving faculty members for the Tanner Awards, which seeks to recognize recipients for their care for students, mentorship and effective use of classroom methods. “These award-winning scholars exemplify the dedication of Carolina faculty members,” said Provost Bob Blouin. “Their work in the classroom and through their research demonstrates dedication and determination to uphold Carolina’s mission of inspiring the next generation … Continued

Hillman Scholar Charity Lackey Selected to 2019 NIH G-SOAR Program

Hats off to Hillman Scholar Charity Lackey, who has been selected to participate in the 2019 Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research (G-SOAR) Program at the National Institutes of Health. The program will begin June 3rd and will continue through August 9th. The goal of G-SOAR is to give participants the opportunity to work full-time in a state-of-the-art research environment learning modern research techniques. G-SOAR interns meet once a week on the Bethesda campus for a supplementary curriculum designed to develop tools and skills needed to succeed both in research and … Continued

Adaptive leadership can aid providers in treating patients with chronic hepatitis C

Kenan Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson, RN, PhD, FAAN, has co-authored research showing that the Adaptive Leadership for Chronic Illness Framework can be helpful when treating patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) – a population which faces particularly difficult challenges in terms of adherence to medications and management of symptoms. “Clinical Encounters and Treatment Initiation for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients: Applications of Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness” was published online January 17, 2019 in SAGE Open. Adaptive leadership is a well-known problem-solving framework and set of leadership … Continued

Giscombe Keynotes 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch

LeVine Wellness Professor Cheryl Giscombe served as the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch in recognition of World AIDS Day in Wilmington, NC in early December. Dr. Giscombe was invited to speak about her research on stress and health disparities among vulnerable populations, with specific emphasis on the need for balancing caregiving and self-care among healthcare professionals, community advocates, faith-based leaders, and people living with HIV/AIDS who offer peer support to those who have HIV/AIDS. The event was sponsored by Seeds of Healing Inc., New Hanover Regional Medical … Continued

National Cancer Institute Names Mayer Interim Director of Cancer Survivorship

Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, has been appointed interim director of the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship. She will maintain her appointments and responsibilities at UNC, which includes overseeing a clinical practice working with breast cancer survivors. A nationally recognized leader in cancer survivorship, Mayer is an advanced practice oncology nurse with more than 40 years of experience in cancer nursing, education and research. She is a highly sought after lecturer on issues related to oncology and oncology nursing and has published … Continued

Waldrop Named Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nurse Practitioners

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP), celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, has chosen Professor Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP-BC, CNE, FAAN, FAANP, as its new editor in chief. “Her hard work as JNP’s associate editor for four years, her clinical and academic experience, and her vision for the journal’s future well-position her for this role,” states the JNP in a press release. In addition to her role on the faculty at the SON, Dr. Waldrop is a coach in the Duke Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program, and a Fellow in … Continued

Allgood Selected for Inaugural Duke National Clinical Scholars Program

Hillman Scholar and T32 Post-doctoral Fellow Sallie Allgood, PhD, RN, joins three physicians and another post-doctoral nurse to comprise the inaugural cohort for Duke’s National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). The cohort represents the first group of interdisciplinary medical researchers selected for the newly established Duke NCSP site. Duke was identified in the spring of 2018 as the fifth location within the National Clinician Scholars Program, a consortium of prestigious academic health care research institutions that provides training for doctors and post-doctoral nurses as change agents for driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to … Continued