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Toles receives additional funding for transitional care study

Toles receives additional funding for transitional care study Congratulations to Mark Toles, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has received a supplement to his funded R01 project from the National Institute of Nursing Research.  The grant is titled: “Adapting Connect-Home Transitional Care to Fit the Unique Needs of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias and their Caregivers: A Pilot Study.” “Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), as they draw closer to the end-of-life, experience multiple transitions between healthcare providers and settings. More than 50% of persons admitted to Skilled … Continued

Soto receives over $660K in funding to research culturally sensitive interventions for Hispanic osteoarthritis patients

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Sandra Soto, who has received a K01 award of over $660K from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for her grant titled: “Optimizing a dyadic physical activity intervention for Hispanics with osteoarthritis and their physical activity supporter.” Dr. Soto uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the social influences of physical activity and dietary intake among Hispanic individuals. By incorporating Hispanic cultural values, Dr. Soto aims to develop effective behavioral modification interventions to prevent and manage chronic diseases. This particular project aims to … Continued

Giscombe receives nearly $3.1 million to improve health outcomes for African American Women through stress management

Congratulations to Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC on being awarded nearly $3.1 million in research grant funding from the National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities to improve health outcomes for African American Women at high risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes through culturally relevant mindfulness and stress management interventions. Dr. Giscombé is the Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Associate Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness at the School of Nursing, and her program of research focuses on understanding and reducing stress-related health disparities among … Continued

Beeber Named APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Linda Beeber PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, SON Professor and Associate Dean, is the recipient of the APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year award for her exceptional accomplishments, including pioneering interventions in individuals with maternal depression. The American Psychiatric Nurses Association praised her contributions to the field saying, “She recognized early on the significance of improving the mental health of mothers, and by providing a path that clinicians and mothers can follow, her work has led to healthier outcomes.” The APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award recognizes an APNA member who … Continued

Brooks Receives SEED Funding for Community-Engaged Research with American Indian Women

Assistant Professor Dr. Jada Brooks, PhD, MPSH, RN, FAAN, has been selected to receive a Solutions for Environmental Exposure-Influenced Disease (SEED) Award for the American Indian Women Mindfully Building Resistance to Environmental Adversities Through Healing Exercises (AIM to BREATHE) project. This 12-month (beginning on July 1, 2020) project, in the amount of $40,000, is supported by the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions (IEHS) and The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS). The research team includes Dr. Brooks (PI) and Drs. Cheryl Woods-Giscombé, Giselle Corbie-Smith, and Radhika Dhingra. Through … Continued

Fleming Named one of the “Great 100” NC Nurses

Assistant Dean Louise Fleming, PhD, MSN-ED, RN, has been named one of the “Great 100” North Carolina Nurses of 2020 by The Great 100. The Great 100 is a non-profit organization that “recognizes and honors Registered Nurses in North Carolina for their commitment to excellence and to promote a positive image of the nursing profession.” Dr. Fleming was selected for her “outstanding professionalism and dedication to patients, families, colleagues, and community”. We couldn’t agree more — Dr. Fleming is an incredible nurse leader and advocate of health for all. Congratulations, … Continued

Cockroft Awarded $10k Funding for Carolina Nursing Mobile Clinic

The NC AHEC is providing funding for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Site Development project for a first year in support of the SON Mobile Health Clinic to serve the community. Founded in 2016, the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic provides free nursing services to meet the health care needs of clients of Wake County crisis ministries. The clinic is staffed by School of Nursing faculty who are registered nurses and nurse practitioners. According to NC AHEC, “This proposal meets the intent of the … Continued

SON receives $45M legislative appropriation for Carrington Hall

On Wednesday, July 1, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law SB 212 allocating, among other things, $45 million to the UNC School of Nursing to help fund a renewal of Carrington Hall, appropriating $2.5 million in planning money for fiscal year 2021, with an additional $2.5 million should the federal government give the state flexibility to use the CARES Act for this purpose. No private matching dollars are required. Carrington, the home of the School of Nursing since 1969, has been on the University’s short list for renovation or replacement since … Continued

Momentum Builds for Carrington Hall Funding

On Monday, June 8, the School of Nursing welcomed a dozen members and aids of the NC House of Representatives, including Speaker Tim Moore, Chair of the Appropriations Committee Chuck McGrady, and Representative Kelly Hastings, for a tour of the physical conditions of Carrington Hall. Carrington, the School’s home since it was built in 1969, was originally slated for renovation in the University’s 2006 Biennial Plan when most of its primary systems, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, roofing, were determined to be “beyond useful life” by facilities personnel. To date, that … Continued

Carolina Nurses Respond: Caring for a new mom on Mother’s Day

SON alumna Allison DeSarro (BSN ’18) is on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response as a nurse at UNC Medical Center in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), the designated unit for critically ill patients with COVID-19. Here, she shares about her experience caring for a new mom on Mother’s Day. Before the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe and took command of our lives, I had envisioned for the past four years spending Mother’s Day 2020 cheering on my brother with my parents in Kenan Stadium as we watched … Continued