Opportunities for Impact: Campaign for Action and Nursing Now

The UNC School of Nursing was thrilled to partner with IntraHealth International to cohost a panel discussion on the goals and opportunities for impact of The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Nursing Now. Dean Nena Peragallo Montano kicked off the May 16 event and welcomed the room filled with nurse leaders, educators, and students. The discussion was lead by Dr. Sue Hassmiller, senior advisor for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and her talk was followed by an engaging panel discussion moderated by Barbara Stilwell from IntraHealth and featuring Billy Rosa, … Continued

Davison Receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Engaged Teaching

We’re so proud of Associate Professor Jean Davison who received the 2018 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Engaged Teaching this week at an event hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service! Dr. Davison was recognized for her great work teaching Carolina Nursing students about the health disparities facing the growing migrant Latino population in North Carolina and how to provide culturally competent care through the service-learning course, Health Care in the Global Context: Migrant Latino Health. “Jean is a wonderful exemplar of the School’s values of … Continued

SON represented at the Family Health Over a Lifespan Conference

The SON was represented well at the interdisciplinary Family Health Over a Lifespan conference at Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, the Netherlands. Drs. Marcia Van Riper, Louise Fleming, Nancy Havill, and former PhD student and current UNC Center for Developmental Science post-doc Dr. Hayley Estrem all had podium presentations. Carrie Hill, a current PhD student had a poster presentation. Dr. Sue Thoyre was inaugurated as a Visiting Professor at the university and was featured as a keynote speaker.  Dr Thoyre discussed her research on the central position of the family in caring for children who have have … Continued

Carolina Nursing Joins IntraHealth for US Launch of Nursing Now Global Campaign

The UNC School of Nursing was pleased and proud to join IntraHealth International this morning as the US launch site of the global health campaign, Nursing Now. The three year campaign aims to raise the status and profile of nursing worldwide. With the collaboration of the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses, the campaign will work to empower nurses, through investments in education, training and advocacy, to work to their full capacity to address the challenges of health care in the 21st century. Nursing Now was based on the 2016 UK report … Continued

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

Implementation Science Seminar on February 9

Sustainable Health Systems: The Challenges, Solutions, & the Implementation Science Contribution Implementation Science Student Group Spring Seminar featuring John OvretveIt, PhD. When: Friday February 9, 2018 | 2:00–3:30pm Where: BCBS Auditorium – Rm. 0001 Michael Hooker Research Center | Gillings School of Global Public Health The Implementation Science Seminar Series, presented by the Implementation Science Student Group, provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn about global implementation science efforts.     Presenters typically: Summarize research findings Discuss the theories and frameworks used in implementation science research Inform the audience … Continued

Implementation Science Seminar on February 9

Sustainable Health Systems: The Challenges, Solutions, & the Implementation Science Contribution Implementation Science Student Group Spring Seminar featuring John OvretveIt, PhD. When: Friday February 9, 2018 | 2:00–3:30pm Where: BCBS Auditorium – Rm. 0001 Michael Hooker Research Center | Gillings School of Global Public Health The Implementation Science Seminar Series, presented by the Implementation Science Student Group, provides an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn about global implementation science efforts.     Presenters typically: Summarize research findings Discuss the theories and frameworks used in implementation science research Inform the audience … Continued

First Quality Establishes Bladder Health Initiative at UNCSON

First Quality, a manufacturer of adult incontinence care products, has established a new, three-year, bladder health initiative at the UNC School of Nursing. Designed to partner with Umphlet Distinguished Professor Mary H. Palmer, an expert in urinary incontinence and gerontology, the initiative aims to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders in bladder health education and research, and to fund innovative scholarship to improve the quality of life and care for people who have, or are at risk of developing, lower urinary tract symptoms. Funded by a grant from First … Continued

Jacobson Vann to Present Poster at Institut Pasteur

Best of luck to Julie Jacobson Vann, PhD, RN, MS, who will be presenting her poster “Patient Reminder and Recall Interventions to Improve Immunization Rates at the International Society of Vaccines Annual Congress. The conference will be held at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, from Oct. 5 to 8, 2017. Julie will also present on this project at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on Nov. 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations and best of luck, Julie!

Categories: Faculty, Global Health

Jacobson Vann to Present Poster at Institut Pasteur

Best of luck to Julie Jacobson Vann, PhD, RN, MS, who will be presenting her poster “Patient Reminder and Recall Interventions to Improve Immunization Rates at the International Society of Vaccines Annual Congress. The conference will be held at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, from Oct. 5 to 8, 2017. Julie will also present on this project at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting on Nov. 7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations and best of luck, Julie!

Categories: Faculty, Global Health