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

Kneipp receives $3.3M in R01 funding for NC Works4Health project

Congratulations to Associate Professor Shawn Kneipp, PhD, RN, FAANP who was awarded more than $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to reduce chronic disease risks in socioeconomically disadvantaged, unemployed populations. With this ambitious multi-level study called NC Works4Health, Kneipp and her team will adapt and test the effectiveness of interventions introduced through Department of Social Services-Employment (DSS-E) programs to offer risk- and disease-prevention content to unemployed adults seeking benefits, training and placement assistance, as they are often under great stress … Continued

L. Beeber featured on Focus Carolina

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber was featured on this week’s episode of Focus Carolina discussing her work to create home-based mental health care to reduce depression in high-risk populations of mothers with infants and toddlers, and help them bond with their babies. Listen to the full episode here: https://buff.ly/2WnOq7M

Bryant receives Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award

Assistant Professor Ashley Leak Bryant was named a recipient of the inaugural National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award. The awards program is a Hartford initiative aimed at recognizing the leadership of nurse educators working with students, faculty and providers, and older people in diverse settings. “Given the rapidly growing older adult population and the urgent need to prepare the future nurse workforce to care for an aging population, it is imperative to have well-prepared nurse educators not only with knowledge and skills … Continued

Giscombe a speaker at 2019 online Mindful Healthcare Summit

LeVine Wellness Associate Professor Cheryl Giscombe presented at the 2019 Mindful Healthcare Summit offered online in late May 2019. The free 5-day online summit was developed by The Awake Network and Mindful and featured more than 25 leading neuroscience researchers, mindfulness experts, and health care professionals. Their goal was to create a community platform of health care professionals exploring how individual and organizational mindfulness and compassion can help address the complex and systemic issues of chronic stress, overwork, burnout, and patient safety.

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Fleming to serve on UNC Fixed Term Faculty Committee

Assistant Professor Louise Fleming will be serving a two-year term on the Committee on Fixed-Term Faculty beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. She was highly recommended for this role by the UNC Faculty Nominating Committee. The Committee on Fixed-Term Faculty consists of nine members of the voting faculty appointed by the chair of the faculty. Seven of the members are fixed-term, and two are tenured. The committee addresses concerns and makes policy recommendations on matters specific to fixed-term faculty members, including, but not limited to, working conditions, status, and … Continued

Woodley receives 2019 SNRS/NLN Dissertation Research Grant Award

Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley has been named the 2019 recipient of the Southern Nursing Research Society/National League for Nursing Dissertation Research Grant Award for her “outstanding research proposal” entitled “Acculturation into the Profession of Nursing: The Lived Experiences of Hispanic/Latina Baccalaureate Nursing Students.” “This is a wonderful honor and you should feel very proud of yourself,” said NLN Chief Program Officer, Janice Brewington and NLN Research Review Panel Chair Susan Luparell, of Woodley’s selection. Only one such dissertation research grant award is given out each year. The $5,000 award will … Continued

Zegre-Hemsey elected to Board of Intl Society for Computerized Electrocardiology

The International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology elected Assistant Professor Jessica Zegre-Hemsey to their Board of Directors at their recent annual meeting in Jacksonville, FL. She will serve a three-year term. This is a highly interdisciplinary and international group of engineers and clinicians across academia, industry, and government is committed to improving patient outcomes and advancing electrocardiology through application of computer methods and non-invasive physiological monitoring. The International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) was established in 1984 in the state of California as a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of … Continued

Lanning Featured in Chapel Hill Magazine’s Women’s Issue

Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning, who also serves as the program coordinator for UNC Hospital’s volunteer doula program Birth Partners, was featured in the 2019 Women’s Issue of Chapel Hill Magazine. Check out the full article on page 66 here!