Wilmoth Elected to Army War College Foundation Board

Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN has been elected to a three-year term on the Army War College Foundation Board of Directors. Her tenure began with the Board’s annual meeting held September 5-6 in Carlisle, PA. The Foundation supports the programs of the U.S. Army War College, which educates and develops leaders for military service at the strategic level.

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Doctoral Students Brown, Emmanuel Invited to Participate in NC LEND

Hats off to Sheila Brown and Crisma Emmanuel who have been invited to participate in the The North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) program at the Carolina Institute for Development Disorders this academic year. As participants, Brown, a DNP-PNP student (USAF) and Emmanuel, a Hillman Scholar and PhD student, will receive interdisciplinary leadership training to prepare them to assume leading roles by ensuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence with the goal of improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. Goals of the NC-LEND include: … Continued

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Berry Receives $2.974 million in R01 Funding for Healthy Mothers—Healthy Children Study

Congratulations to Assistant Dean for Research and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN and her team who were awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to improve nutrition and physical activity among overweight Hispanic mothers and their young children in order to inhibit the development of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease later in life. With this $2.974 million R01 grant from NINR, Berry and her team will study Healthy Mothers—Healthy Children: An Intervention with Hispanic Mothers and their Young … Continued

Cashion, BSN ’78, to serve as acting director of the National Institutes for Nursing Research

Carolina Nursing celebrates with alumna, Ann Cashion, BSN ’78, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has been named the acting director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). She will begin the role on September 1, 2018 following the retirement of Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has directed the Institute for 23 years. A nation-wide search for the next director will begin immediately. Dr. Cashion currently serves as the NINR scientific director and acting deputy director and has been at NINR for over seven years. She is a well-known scientist and … Continued

Wilmoth Selected for 2018 AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program

Hats off to Executive Dean | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Peggy Wilmoth, who was selected to participate in the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing—Wharton Executive Leadership Program which took place in Philadelphia, PA earlier this month. Offered by the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, this four-day program is taught by Wharton faculty, who present relevant and timely content designed to advance chief academic administrators to a higher level of leadership. This program is open to deans/directors and associate deans/directors from AACN member schools … Continued

Alderman Receives 2018 Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman who was selected from among 63 nominated faculty and professional advisors on UNC’s campus to receive this year’s Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence. A committee reviewed 237 individual nominations submitted by undergraduate students in the spring term, giving weight to both the number of nominations each individual advisor received, as well as to the strength of the student statements The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences on August 13. Congratulations on this well deserved … Continued

Britton Accepted to AAN’s Jonas Policy Scholars Program 2018-2020

Kudos to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton, BSN, RN, who was recently selected from among a highly competitive pool of doctoral and post-doctoral students across the U.S. to participate in the American Academy of Nursing’s Jonas Policy Scholar Program as a member of its 2018-2020 cohort. She has been assigned to the Women’s Health Expert Panel based on her outstanding record of scholarship, leadership and productivity. The Jonas Policy Scholars Program is an initiative of the American Academy of Nursing to recruit highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a … Continued

Bryant to Chair Oncology Nursing Society Leadership Development Committee

Ashley Leak Bryant is the new Chair of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Leadership Development Committee. ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 members, including more than 225 local chapters and advocates for oncology nurses at the national level. The Leadership Development Committee is consists of seven members who oversee all ONS leadership development initiatives. The objectives of the Leadership Development Committee are to: Identify potential and emerging leaders within the ONS membership Support and mentor members interested in national leadership Provide leadership and governance resources Recruit and … Continued

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Oppewal, Soltis-Jarrett Receive 2018 NLN Awards

A big round of applause for Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal and Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett. It was announced yesterday that both are recipients of prestigious National League for Nursing Awards for 2018! The NLN presents three awards each year to acknowledge individuals and organizations of prominence within nursing education and the wider stage of American health care, and Carolina Nursing is thrilled to be home for two of them! Dr. Oppewal was named the NLN Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award winner. Lillian D. Wald was a nurse; social worker; … Continued

SON Kicks Off New Strategic Plan with New Academic Year

We will be what we have been: First in Nursing. And with that, the UNC School of Nursing plants a bold and visionary flag to guide its future course. In February 2018 the School of Nursing embarked on its first organized strategic planning process in over a decade and approved the final plan on Monday, May 14 by an overwhelming majority. To guide this important endeavor, the School contracted Dr. Paul Friga of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, an expert in the field of strategy and entrepreneurship. He and his team guided … Continued