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

Zimba to Appear on Panel at WLGH Conference

Best of luck to Chifundo Zimba, PhD as she will appear on a panel at the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference this October at Stanford University. Chifundo received her PhD from the UNC School of Nursing, and she’s currently a Fogarty International Fellow based in Malawi. Peggy Bentley, PhD of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public will be moderating the panel. The two-day event aims to celebrate the work of women in global health and champion gender equity in the healthcare field. We are fortunate to have women like Chifundo and … Continued

Student Summer Travel to Spain

Over the summer, six undergraduate nursing students, Antonio Hernandez Blanco, Lilian Bravo, Olivia Jaouhari, Leslie Morales, Maria Ruiz, and Araceli Rodriguez, traveled to Spain with Dr. Marcia Van Riper for two weeks to attend an international summer school program offered by the Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.While there, they attended classes on topics such as the Spanish National Health System, nursing education, research and service in Spain, and the promotion of health and healthy environments. They also visited a variety of clinical sites and participated in a number of cultural activities. … Continued

Sherwood to Speak at Emerging Global Leader Institute

Dr. Gwen Sherwood, Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Global Initiatives, will be featured as one of the speakers at this year’s Emerging Global Leader Institute, a conference hosted by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and focused on developing global healthcare leaders. The conference will be held from 26-29 September 2017 in Washington, D.C., and Nurses can earn up to 19 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours by attending this event. Presentation topics include understanding and measuring global health, the global economy, global health workforce planning, safety … Continued

Yeo Paper Published in The BMJ

The paper, titled “Effect of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on gestational weight gain and pregnancy outcomes: meta-analysis of individual participant data from randomised trials,” was co-authored by Professor Yeo and has been accepted for publication in The BMJ. Well done, Dr. Yeo! Queen Mary University of London Press Release   The study, published in the BMJ, is the largest research project in the world looking at lifestyle interventions in pregnancy, involving more than 50 researchers from 41 institutions*. Its results were recently used by the UK Chief … Continued

Carolina Seminar: Rural Carolina, Globally Tackling Obesity in Pregnancy

Professor SeonAe Yeo and Assistant Professor Jennifer Leeman, along with Dr. Carmen Samueal-Hodge from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Dr. Mohd Anwar from the SUSMaN Lab at NC A&T, have received funding from Carolina Seminars for their Rural Carolina, Globally Tackling Obesity in Pregnancy seminar for the 2017-2018 academic year. Over the course of the two-year seminar they plan to first examine how other societies and countries provide prenatal care and social services and then identify one pragmatic solution for rural Carolina. To learn more about their … Continued

International Conference Invitation: Family Health over Lifespan

As part of her role as a visiting professor at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Professor Sue Thoyre is helping to organize an international interdisciplinary family conference in the Netherlands.   Abstract submission and registration is now open. See invitation below for more details. Dear Colleagues, With pleasure we send you this invitation to participate in the conference ‘Family Health over Lifespan’ that will take place on February 8 and 9, 2018 in the Netherlands. We hope you will save the date in your agenda and that you will consider presenting your family health/family nursing research, educational … Continued

Categories: Events, Global Health

SON Strong Contributor to International Family Nursing Conference

The School of Nursing was well-represented at the 13th Annual International Family Nursing Conference held in Pamplona Spain last week, headlining nearly a dozen lectures, presentations, and posters. Participants included faculty members Nancy Havill, Louise Fleming, Marcia Van Riper, George Knafl and Kathy Knafl, and PhD students Anna Lee, Carrie Hill, Ashley Vaughn, and Haley Estrem. This year’s conference focused on “Improving the Art and Science of Family Nursing: Transforming Health for Families” and attracted nearly 400 attendees from 26 different countries. UNC’s considerable contributions to the global discussion were as follows: Faculty Nancy … Continued

SON Welcomes Home First Class of Study Abroad Students

The School of Nursing welcomes home its first class of study abroad students this week! BSN students Harry Adams, Maddie Lewis, and Savannah Samuel were selected as the Cronenwett Global Health Scholars for 2017 and on May 8 traveled to Jonkoping University in Sweden with Dr. Eric Hodges to begin their five week global health program and earn nine credits towards their nursing degree. As part of the exchange program, Jonkoping University will send two students to the SON in fall 2017. Named to honor Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, the Cronenwett Global Health … Continued