Congratulations to Heather Laurie and Caroline Marie Kraft, both students in the DNP program, for being selected as trainees in the prestigious North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) program in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the CIDD is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary leadership training at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, as well as interdisciplinary services and care. The training program welcomes students from a variety of disciplines, including Audiology, Child Psychiatry, Family, Genetic … Continued
Congratulations to Associate Professor Lixin Song, PhD, RN, who was awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute to assist patients and their partners who are dealing with prostate cancer. With her $2.584 million R01 grant from NINR, Song will study the Efficacy of a Couple-Focused, Tailored, Symptom Self-Management mHealth Intervention for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners. The randomized clinical trial will test the usefulness of an innovative web-based program, Prostate Cancer Education & Resources for Couples (PERC), tailored to … Continued
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
Once again, sizable matching private donations from Carolyn London, BSN ’56 and the Carl Swisher Foundation help bring the grant to Carolina Nursing The UNC School of Nursing is once again among a select group of schools of nursing to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The 31 selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. … Continued
The UNC School of Nursing, in collaboration with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers and the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, has rolled out the Primary Care RN Certificate, an online course that will educate registered nurses to work in a primary care or ambulatory care setting. The course is self-paced, internet-based, and will reward 50 contact hours to those who complete it. Mary Schuler, RN, MSN, EDD, CNE, oversaw all aspects of the course’s creation. She designed the curriculum and created course materials, both written … Continued
Congratulations to Professor Deborah Mayer for her work on The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA which launched on November 1st at an event on Capitol Hill and was presented on November 3 at the United Nations Association of New York Humanitarian Awards, were former Vice President Joe Biden was honored for his work on improving cancer outcomes as part of the US Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA is authored by over 50 leading US oncologists, including … Continued
Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber has received a Hillman Innovation in Care Program grant to support the national launch of a newly developed Mental Health Innovation (MHI), as part of Nurse-Family Partnership®. This will be the first U.S. home-visiting program with an integrated mechanism for mental health care, and will help low-income, first-time mothers with debilitating levels of depression and anxiety. Hillman funds will support implementation and evaluation to enable Nurse-Family Partnership to integrate much-needed behavioral health care throughout its nationwide network of more than 264 implementing agencies. The … Continued
Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Peggy Wilmoth, served on the “One Voice Against Cancer” panel on Capitol Hill on October 31to advocate for funding appropriations for the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. Also serving on the panel were Doug Lowy, MD, deputy director of the National Cancer Institute, Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Jackie Beale, Maryland State Lead Ambassador of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The panel was moderated by Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, director of the … Continued
Dean Peragallo Montano traveled to Los Angeles in early November to serve as a guest speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series at the UCLA School of Nursing. While there, she participated in a full slate of activities, including meetings with doctoral and postdoctoral students, and the director for the Center for the Study of Women.
Assistant Dean for Practice, Tom Bush, was voted president-elect of the Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs (APGAP) at its annual meeting held in Phoenix, AZ in October. He will assume the role of president in October 2018. Founded in 2014, APGAP’s focus is on the development and operationalization of Nurse Practitioner fellowship programs nationwide. The annual meeting is geared towards program design, learning methods, competency development, and outcomes evaluation of APRN postgraduate programs. Congratulations, Tom, and thanks for your leadership in this area!