Beeber Named Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

Sincere congratulations to Dr. Anna Beeber, who has been appointed the Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar. The Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professorship Fund was endowed in the School of Nursing Foundation to memorialize Carol Ann Beerstecher-Blackwell, BSN ’71, a pediatric nurse and lecturer at the SON, and to recognize SON faculty whose accomplishments and career are determined by their colleagues to be highly significant to the discipline, the University and the School. To receive an appointment as a named Distinguished Professor (full professor) or Distinguished Scholar (associate professor), a faculty member must be … Continued

Wilmoth Selected to Serve on Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council

Executive Dean Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN, was nominated by the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Executive Committee and selected by the Department of Defense for one of three military/veterans service organization seats on its new Military Family Readiness Council. “General Wilmoth is a superb choice as the voice of the Reserve Component family on this important council; her selection is evidence of her incredible credentials and of ROA’s reputation for being a professional, informed, and constructive voice within the RC sphere,” said ROA’s executive director, Jeff Phillips. The announcement from … Continued

Cromeens to Study Pathways to Endometriosis Diagnosis with American Nurses Foundation Grant

Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens has been awarded a $9,999 American Nurses Foundation (ANF) grant from the Virginia Kelley Fund to map pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among a diverse group of women Endometriosis is estimated to affect 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. Despite the profound negative effects of this chronic condition on individual functioning and quality of life, diagnosis can take years or even decades. During this time of delayed diagnosis, women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, pain with intercourse and infertility among other physical symptoms. They also … Continued

Submit Comments for CCNE Accreditation by October 16

Dear SON Community: The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on November 6–8, 2019. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. We invite you to submit comments to CCNE at … Continued

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