Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning attended the Lamaze International Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill in late October, visiting with congressmen and senators from North and South Carolina to advocate for improving maternity care in the two states. Our thanks to Rhonda for her leadership and advocacy! Note: Professor Lanning is 2nd from right in the photograph.
SON Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Major General Peggy Wilmoth, US Army Reserve (retired), offered a moving and appreciative keynote address at UNC’s Veterans Day Ceremony, which took place at the Alumni Memorial on campus on Friday, November 10. To read more about the ceremony and Dr. Wilmoth’s participation in it, please see Carolina’s coverage of the event, “A special moment to honor veterans.” Our sincere thanks to all of our veterans for their service, and to Dr. Wilmoth for representing the School of Nursing so well!
It’s early yet, but already November has been a banner month for T32 Postdoctoral Fellow Carolyn Lekavich! At the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association this weekend, she will be recognized as a Martha E. Hill New Investigator Finalist and will participate in the Early Career Grant Mentoring Session. Dr. Lekavich has likewise been asked to speak at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions in March 2018 on the topic Experts in Heart Failure Preserved Ejection Fraction. Congratulations, Carolyn!
Hats off to BSN student, Amanda Hallbrooks Schroer, on her initiation into the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this semester! The ceremony will be held on November 6 at the Friday Center. Well done, Amanda!
A very sincere congratulations to Assistant Professors Jennifer Alderman and Lisa Woodley who both recently passed the Certified Nurse Educator exam. “By getting this certification, Jennifer and Lisa establish themselves as leaders and role models for nursing education. It communicates to students, peers, and the academic and health care communities that the highest standards of excellence are being met,” said Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, Health Care Systems Lead Faculty, MSN Division. Well done, Lisa and Jennifer!
Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN was a featured speaker at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 2017 Policy Summit held in Washington, D.C. on October 17. The summit, which focused on approaches to patient-centered care, was held at the National Press Club.
Professor Carol Durham continues her mission to raise awareness about sepsis in the pages of People this week! To read Carol’s compelling story of survival from the life-threatening condition, please click here. Last year, UNC Health Care also covered Carol’s story, and you can read their more detailed version here. Our thanks to Carol for her good work in educating us all on the warning signs and symptoms of this swift-moving sickness.
Rising to the occasion: it’s what Carolina nurses do best. With the reasoned judgment of those well educated and well prepared, they move toward the unfamiliar and make it their own—classroom or clinic, bedside, laboratory or community. It is a mind-set, an attitude and an approach, and sometimes—in the most unexpected circumstances—a transformative experience. “If someone told me even 20 years ago I’d be taking leadership of the Campaign for Carolina Nursing, I wouldn’t have believed them,” said Margaret Ferguson Raynor, BSN ‘67, MEd, RN. “Carolina Nursing developed my leadership skills, … Continued
Today, the UNC School of Nursing launches its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date — a $22 million effort designed to ensure the School’s ability to recruit and retain top faculty and students, improve facilities, and enhance local and global initiatives. The effort is part of the Campaign for Carolina, announced this morning by Chancellor Carol Folt and officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With a goal of $4.25 billion, it is the largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign undertaken by a university in the Southeast, and … Continued
The School of Nursing proudly congratulates Dr. Rumay Alexander as she takes over the role of president of the National League for Nursing (NLN) through 2019. She has been serving as the organization’s president-elect since 2015. The following is an excerpt from the news release put out by the NLN. G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, the NLN’s president-elect since 2015, stepped into the president’s seat, beginning her two-year term of office, through 2019. Dr. Alexander is associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion/chief diversity officer and professor at the University of … Continued