Alexander and Zomorodi elected to Faculty Governance Committees

Congratulations to Dr. Rumay Alexander for being elected to the Faculty Executive Committee, and to Dr. Meg Zomorodi for being elected to the Educational Policy Committee. Thanks to all SON faculty who expressed an interest in participating in Faculty Governance and to everyone that currently serves! Complete election results can be found here. 

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Zomorodi Receives Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for Outstanding Public Service

Carolina honors 11 individuals and one organization for outstanding public service Originally released by the Carolina Center for Public Service Chapel Hill, N.C. — On April 24, at the annual Public Service Awards event, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored 11 individuals and one organization for outstanding contributions to the campus and broader communities. This year’s event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Carolina Center for Public Service presented the awards, which are the Ned Brooks, Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship and Robert … Continued

Zomorodi Selected as Team Lead for Carolina Next

Meg Zomorodi Phd, RN, ANEF, FAAN has been invited to serve as the Team Lead on the leadership team of Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the University’s new 3-5 year strategic plan. She will specifically help oversee the implementation of Objective 6.2: Achieve impact for North Carolina by supporting faculty who conduct results-driven research on problems with critical implications for the state, which is under the “Serve to Benefit Society” initiative. This objective includes: • Launch the Provost’s Initiative on Rural Engagement and Partnerships • Advance the Interprofessional Education … Continued

Silveyra Selected for NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Forum

Associate Professor and Biobehavioral Laboratory Director Dr. Patricia Silveyra was recently selected to attend the 2020 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Emerging Leaders Forum*. This exclusive event aims to connect approximately 70 emerging leaders working across all fields of health and medicine and related fields with NAM members, enabling attendees to gain new perspectives on their own work. Invited emerging leaders are outstanding early- and mid-career professionals with exceptional professional promise, achievement, and leadership in fields related to health and medicine. The Forum will provide a platform for identifying novel … Continued

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Rodgers Selected for Carolina Next Leadership Team

Shielda Rodgers, Phd, RN, has accepted a role on the leadership team of Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the University’s new 3-5 year strategic plan. She will specifically help oversee the implementation of Objective 1.2: Enhance the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion through effective retention, recruitment and enrollment. This objective includes: • Sustaining the work of the Provost’s Working Group on the Educational Benefits of Diversity and disseminating the results of the assessments • Engaging the University community — students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and supporters … Continued

Four School of Nursing Faculty Attend American Heart Association Meetings

In November (2019) four School of Nursing faculty members (Drs. Cortes, Davis, Wu, and Zegre-Hemsey) attended the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to attending sessions, each shared their expertise with conference goers by presenting science, serving on expert panels, attending leadership events, and meeting with funding officers to discuss future research projects. Dr. Yamnia Ivelisse Cortes served on an Early Career panel for the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) Council entitled: “Negotiating Your Career”, presenting on career development tips and resources for PhD students. Dr. … Continued

Stanek Accepted as ENFLA Scholar

JoAn Stanek, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, has been accepted as a scholar for the Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) 2020 cohort. The ENFLA is a highly selective 12-month mentored leadership academy focused on enhancing the leadership skills and career trajectory of those with six or more years of academic appointment. The Academy uses a triad approach in which the selected scholar is supported by a self-selected mentor and ENFLA faculty members. Each scholar designs, manages, and implements a team driven leadership project which meets the Leadership Academy’s project criteria. Congratulations, … Continued

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Wilmoth Appointed Vice Chair of Military & Veterans Health Law Advisory Board for the ABA

Dr. Wilmoth has been appointed Vice Chair, Military & Veterans Health Law Advisory Board for the American Bar Association, Bar Year 2019-2020.   Congratulations, Dr. Wilmoth!    

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Carter Named President of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital

Congratulations to Rebecca W. Carter, BSN ’78, MSN ’85, RN, FACHE, who has been named president of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital, located in Southern Pines, NC.  Carter, a native of North Carolina, received undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing has served for 17 years as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Transylvania Regional Hospital, and for eight years served as director of clinical education, support and development at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. “I am confident … Continued

Carolina Nursing Well Represented at NLN Conference

Carolina Nursing was represented well at the National League for Nursing (NLN) Annual Summit held September 26–28 in National Harbor, MD. Several faculty members were honored during the conference, including Dr. Meg Zomorodi, who was inducted as a Fellow into the Academy of Nursing Education, and Dr. Lisa Woodley, who received a dissertation award. Also representing the School were Dr. Rumay Alexander, the immediate past president of NLN, and Dr. Carrie Palmer, a current participant in NLN’s LEAD program. Drs. Jennifer Alderman and Meg Zomorodi presented a poster and Dr. … Continued

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