Stone Appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Stone has been appointed as a liaison representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) for a two-year term. COPEM addresses the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the access to and delivery of pediatric emergency care, and is charged with collaborating with organizations to formulate AAP policy statements and technical reports related to pediatric emergency care. Congratulations on your appointment, Dr. Stone!

Cockroft, Davison, Kneipp, and Oppewal Selected as NC Distinguished Public Health Nurses

Four SON faculty members — Marianne Cockroft, Jean Davison, Shawn Kneipp, and Sonda Oppewal — have been named Distinguished Public Health Nurses in North Carolina.  They are among 100 recipients selected by a review committee of Public Health Nursing (PHN) peers from across the state to receive the 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in NC award. “Being selected is a tremendous distinction and demonstrates that you stand out as a leader in our nursing specialty, ” wrote the PHN selection committee, congratulating each recipient on this well-deserved recognition. A listing … Continued

Nursing Now USA Strategy and Action Meeting Held at UNC

The UNC School of Nursing co-hosted a Nursing Now USA strategy and action meeting on Wednesday, August 1. The meeting was held in partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign launched in 2018 in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization with the intent of raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide. This social movement is based on the Triple Impact report, which concluded that increasing the number of nurses … Continued

Yeo Receives Nearly $2.3 Million in R01 Funding to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Risk in Pregnant Women With Obesity

Congratulations to Professor SeonAe Yeo, PhD, RNC, FAAN, who was awarded $2.27 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to reduce cardiovascular health risk in pregnant women with obesity through stretching exercise. Most pregnant women become sedentary in the 3rd trimester, but sedentariness can lead to higher risk for maternal and child mortality and morbidity. In a randomized controlled trial with a high-risk group of sedentary overweight and obese pregnant women with a history of preeclampsia, Dr. Yeo and her team found that ten or … Continued

Zomorodi Named NLN Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice and SON Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, has been named a National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education Fellow. Zomorodi is among seventeen distinguished nurse educators selected for this thirteenth class of fellows, who will officially be inducted on September 28, in Washington, D.C. The NLN Academy of Nursing Education fosters excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals in and outside the profession who have contributed to nursing education in sustained and significant … Continued

Baernholdt joins Carolina Nursing as New Associate Dean for Global Initiatives

Marianne Baernholdt, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, joined the UNC School of Nursing today as the new associate dean for global initiatives. An international scholar, Baernholdt has dedicated her career to teaching and mentoring students and junior faculty in leadership, quality, and safety. She is an experienced primary investigator and co-investigator on several federal grants, and her research focuses on how quality of care is defined and factors affecting quality of care in global rural areas across the healthcare continuum. Before joining Carolina Nursing, Baernholdt served as the Nursing Alumni Endowed … Continued

Beeber Receives $1.5 Million in R01 Funding to Improve Patient Safety in Assisted Living

Congratulations to Associate Professor Anna Beeber, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was awarded $1.5 million in research grant funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve patient safety in assisted living communities. Assisted living, an alternative to nursing homes, provides housing, meals, 24-hour supervision, and, in some cases, health and supportive services. Unlike other healthcare settings, assisted living uses a social rather than medical model of care, emphasizing a person-centered approach. However, while assisted living strives for person-centered care, resident acuity has been rising (e.g., functional decline; … Continued

Leak Bryant and Song Receive UNC Lineberger Developmental Grants

Assistant Professor Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, and Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Lixin Song, RN, PhD, FAAN, have been awarded UNC Lineberger Developmental Grants. The UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program is intended to support the development of cancer research led by faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to stimulate new applications for extramural funding. Dr. Leak Bryant’s project “Feasibility of Novel Symptom Management and Supportive Care Intervention for Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” will be funded in the amount of $100,000. Dr. Song’s … Continued

Berry Named Jane Sox Monroe Distinguished Professor in Nursing

Sincere congratulations to Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, who has been named the first Jane Sox Monroe Distinguished Professor in Nursing effective July 1, 2019. Endowed by W. Paul Monroe to honor his late wife, a Carolina Nursing alumna, the Jane Sox Monroe Professorship in Nursing was established to recognize a distinguished teacher and scholar at the School who upholds the work ethic and altruistic ideals Jane possessed. Jane Sox Monroe was a member of the second graduating class of the School of Nursing in 1956, and she … Continued

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