Giscombe Named Inaugural Art Museum-based Health Professions Education Fellow

Congratulations to LeVine Family Professor Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAAN who has been selected for the inaugural class of Art Museum-based Health Professions Education Fellows through the Harvard Macy Institute. Dr. Giscombe was a member of the 2015 Class of Macy Faculty Scholars. The Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Professional and Academic Development and the Harvard Macy Institute designed the fellowship, which is a longitudinal fellowship for health professions educators in museum-based health professions education. The Fellowship is offered in conjunction with the Harvard Medical School Arts and Humanities … Continued

Zomorodi Selected as AIHC Mentee

Associate Professor and Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice Meg Zomorodi PhD, RN, CNL has been selected as part of the 2018-2019 American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC)-National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education mentoring program. Meg will be paired with Dr. Mary Mauldin EdD from Medical University of South Carolina’s Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice and will participate in a year-long program that will pair her with experts to strategically design the newly established Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice at UNC-CH.

Wilmoth Begins Tenure on AAN Nominating Committee

Congratulations to Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth, who is currently serving at her first meeting of the American Academy of Nursing’s Nominating Committee as part of the AAN’s 2018 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Dr. Wilmoth was elected to the committee in September 2018.

Knafl Receives Alumni Achievement Award from University of Illinois at Chicago

Hats off toFrances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Emerita Kathy Knafl who was honored earlier this month by her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Chicago, with their Alumni Achievement Award. The award was presented to Dr. Knafl by Chancellor of the University, Michael Amiridis, who cited Knafl’s groundbreaking research on how illness affects family life and its positive impact “on countless families and clinical approaches” as well as her three-decade career at the UIC College of Nursing. Congratulations, Dr. Knafl, on this well deserved recognition!

Davison Receives NCNA Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Jean Davison who was awarded the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Mentorship in Nursing Award at their annual convention in Concord, NC last week. The Mentorship award is given by the NCNA board to a nurse who participates consistently in active roles with the professional organization at the local state and national level; models the values, attitudes and behaviors consistent with the profession; provides nurturing and education regarding involvement in NCNA to new and potential members; and demonstrates significant leadership in efforts that support retention of … Continued

Nance-Floyd Awarded $1.5M from HRSA to Advance Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training in Eastern NC

Congratulations to Assistant Professor and Director of the SON Center for Lifelong Learning, Betty Nance-Floyd, PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, who has been awarded  a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) in rural areas of Eastern N.C. With her project “Combination SANE Program for Rural Areas of Eastern North Carolina,” Nance-Floyd and the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) will engage with Vidant Health (VH), a nine-hospital, 1,447-bed, multi-facility system serving more than 1.4 … Continued

Cashion, BSN ’78, to serve as acting director of the National Institutes for Nursing Research

Carolina Nursing celebrates with alumna, Ann Cashion, BSN ’78, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has been named the acting director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). She will begin the role on September 1, 2018 following the retirement of Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has directed the Institute for 23 years. A nation-wide search for the next director will begin immediately. Dr. Cashion currently serves as the NINR scientific director and acting deputy director and has been at NINR for over seven years. She is a well-known scientist and … Continued

Wilmoth Selected for 2018 AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program

Hats off to Executive Dean | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Peggy Wilmoth, who was selected to participate in the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing—Wharton Executive Leadership Program which took place in Philadelphia, PA earlier this month. Offered by the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, this four-day program is taught by Wharton faculty, who present relevant and timely content designed to advance chief academic administrators to a higher level of leadership. This program is open to deans/directors and associate deans/directors from AACN member schools … Continued

Alderman Receives 2018 Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman who was selected from among 63 nominated faculty and professional advisors on UNC’s campus to receive this year’s Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence. A committee reviewed 237 individual nominations submitted by undergraduate students in the spring term, giving weight to both the number of nominations each individual advisor received, as well as to the strength of the student statements The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences on August 13. Congratulations on this well deserved … Continued

Britton Accepted to AAN’s Jonas Policy Scholars Program 2018-2020

Kudos to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton, BSN, RN, who was recently selected from among a highly competitive pool of doctoral and post-doctoral students across the U.S. to participate in the American Academy of Nursing’s Jonas Policy Scholar Program as a member of its 2018-2020 cohort. She has been assigned to the Women’s Health Expert Panel based on her outstanding record of scholarship, leadership and productivity. The Jonas Policy Scholars Program is an initiative of the American Academy of Nursing to recruit highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a … Continued