Ellison BSN ’95 Pledges $15,000 Matching Grant to SON on #GiveUNC Day

Sincere thanks to Jane (BSN ’95) and Lucien (BA ’97, MBA ’03) Ellison who announced this morning that will match dollar for dollar up to $15,000 to support any fund at the School of Nursing in honor of #GiveUNC today! “Once you or a loved one needs a nurse, you begin to understand how critical a nurse’s impact and collaboration is on health care,” Jane said.”Having a state-of-the-art nursing school at UNC is essential simply because nurses literally save lives! We must come together to ensure that our School of Nursing bests … Continued

SON Receives Renewal Grant for Hillman Scholars Program

To Esita Patel and Alasia Ledford, the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation is not a traditional educational experience, it’s a pathway to success. For them, the program provides a way to advance, a space that encourages ingenuity and mentorship, and access to opportunities they would not have otherwise had. With that in mind the School of Nursing is pleased to announce the receipt of renewal funding for the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation through 2022. UNC is one of only two schools of nursing in the United States … Continued

First Quality Establishes Bladder Health Initiative at UNCSON

First Quality, a manufacturer of adult incontinence care products, has established a new, three-year, bladder health initiative at the UNC School of Nursing. Designed to partner with Umphlet Distinguished Professor Mary H. Palmer, an expert in urinary incontinence and gerontology, the initiative aims to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders in bladder health education and research, and to fund innovative scholarship to improve the quality of life and care for people who have, or are at risk of developing, lower urinary tract symptoms. Funded by a grant from First … Continued

UNCSON Grants Inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” Awards to Pados, Tan

The UNC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural “Dhillon’s Gift” grants, Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, an adjunct faculty member at UNCSON, and Reina Tan, MD, a cardiac electrophysiology fellow at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The $2,500 grants are made possible by the Dhillon Jordan Shah Innovation Fund in Congenital Heart Disease, or “Dhillon’s Gift,” which is housed in the UNC School of Nursing Foundation and is designed to support projects that address aspects of the treatment or care of patients with congenital heart … Continued

Maimon Trust Established to Support Doctoral Students

“Reverence for life” were words Dr. Arthur Maimon lived by. They were also the words emblazoned in bronze on the façade of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, where Maimon periodically spent two months at a time over the course of 30 years. He would temporarily close his private practice in Rockford, Illinois, venture to the island nation, and serve the patients of a hospital founded by Larry Mellon and his wife Gwen, named for Albert Schweitzer, both of whom were inspirations to Maimon, two among many who shaped the doctor … Continued

Raynor Launches Campaign for Carolina Nursing with $1M Gift

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

UNCSON Launches $22M Campaign

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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

Anderson Establishes Faculty Support Fund

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce that our very own Associate Dean for Research, Kenan Distinguished Professor Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, has donated generously to the School, and in a unique way: she and her spouse have named the School of Nursing Foundation as a beneficiaries of their retirement accounts, a manner of giving not widely known to potential donors. “We decided to donate in this way because it has made it feasible to give back in ways that I have been blessed,” she said. The gift will create … Continued

Booths Establish Community Service and Outreach Fund

Bill and Mary Lou Booth have a passion for service— one they hope to share with students and faculty within the School of Nursing with their establishment of the Bill and Mary Lou Booth Fund for Community Service and Outreach. The Fund, created by a generous donation to the UNC School of Nursing Foundation, aids students and faculty who wish to engage in community service for the betterment of the health and welfare of North Carolinians. “I hope the fund will enable students to pursue their educational goals of using … Continued

Make Your Year End Gifts by December 31

To all who are interested in supporting the UNC School of Nursing with a charitable contribution, the deadline for donations to be counted in the 2015 tax year is December 31. If you are making a credit card gift, it must be entered by the 31st to receive 2015 tax credit. Credit card gifts received by mail after December 31—even those with a December 31 postmark—will be counted on the 2016 tax year. Of course, credit card gifts can always be made online here. As always, THANK YOU, for your support of … Continued

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