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!

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

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

Lanning Selected as Invest in Nursing Faculty Fellow

Clinical Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning, DNP, CNM, LCCE, IBCLC, RN, Selected as Faculty Fellow for Invest in Nursing Faculty Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Dr. Rhonda Lanning, DNP, CNM, LCCE, IBCLC, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, has been selected as a Faculty Fellow for the Invest in Nursing (IIN) Faculty Fellowship at the UNC School of Nursing. The IIN Faculty Fellowship is part of a larger Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant aimed at strengthening the primary care nursing workforce. Invest in Nursing focuses specifically on students, … Continued

Soltis-Jarrett Keynote at ANEW Way Forward Symposium

Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Assistant Professor Leslie Sharpe and a group of nurse practitioner students traveled to New Jersey in early June to attend the ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Health Models in Primary Care symposium Soltis-Jarrett was a keynote speaker at this inaugural one-day symposium that fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers and practitioners in behavioral health and primary care settings. Bethe Wilhelm (DNP student), Carolyn Danielle Battle (MSN student), Liz Downey (MSN Student), and Natasha Kenan (MSN student) attended with Sharpe and Soltis-Jarrett … Continued

Fleming selected to APA Task Force of Differences in Sex Development

Associate Professor Louise Fleming has been selected by the American Psychological Association (APA) to serve as one of 10 researchers on the Task Force on Differences of Sex Development for a term of two years. This group will, among other tasks, recommend actions for education, training, policy and further research on this topic. Fleming is the only nurse serving on the task force. Well done, Louise!

Cronenwett interview featured in Nursing Outlook

An interview with Professor and Dean Emerita Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN, was featured in the Leadership Corner of the most recent issue of Nursing Outlook. Cronenwett was a founder of the movement to change quality and safety education for nurses, and she has been distinguished as an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend. In the interview, she discusses her role as one of the founders of Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN) initiative , and why the initiative to change quality and safety education was so important for the … Continued

Brooks, Toles, Wu and Zomorodi elected fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing announced on Tuesday its selection of 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders for its 2019 class of Academy fellows, four of whom are UNC School of Nursing faculty! We are delighted to congratulate Drs. Jada Brooks, Mark Toles, Jia-Rong Wu and Meg Zomorodi on this significant achievement! New alumni fellows include Jinbing Bai, PhD ’16, RN, Emory University, June I. Cho, PhD ’05, RN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Lisa C. Lindley, PhD ’11, RN, FCPN, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Selection criteria for fellowship include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and … Continued

Fleming appointed Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Division and Program

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Louise Fleming who will become our assistant dean for the undergraduate division and programs effective January 1, 2020. We are delighted and thankful to have Louise’s dedication, knowledge and talents brought to bear for the students and faculty of our oldest academic program. And we remain grateful to Dr. Anita Tesh who currently serves as assistant dean for the UG programs for giving us the time to ensure a seamless transition in leadership in advance of her retirement at the end of 2019. Thanks for your service, … Continued