Mayer Named Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN was appointed the UNC School of Nursing Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor of Nursing on July 1, 2018. The Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professorship in Nursing was established for the School in 1991 by Frances Hill Fox, a physician and daughter of John Sprunt Hill and Annie Watts Hill, philanthropists known for donating The Carolina Inn and Hill Hall, Carolina’s music building, to the University. For 38 years, Dr. Fox served as a member of the UNC School of Nursing Advisory Board and … Continued

Hodges, Song Elected Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing announced today its selection of 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders for its 2018 class of Academy fellows, two of whom are UNC School of Nursing faculty! We are delighted to congratulate Drs. Eric Hodges and Lixin Song on this significant achievement! Selection criteria for fellowship include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has … Continued

Bryant Named 2018 Gerontological Society of America Fellow

Hats off to Assistant Professor Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN, OCN, who was recently named a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. According to the GSA, the status of fellow —the highest class of membership within the Society — is “an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity including research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation … Continued

Adjunct Faculty Member and Honorary Alum Grant Named President of ANA

Tremendous congratulations to Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN on being elected president of the American Nurses Association (ANA) this weekend. His term will begin January 1, 2019. An adjunct faculty member and honorary alumnus of Carolina Nursing, Dr. Grant is the burn outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycees Burn Center at UNC Hospitals and is an internationally known expert in burn care and fire safety education. He currently serves as vice president of the ANA and is a past-president of the North Carolina Nurses Association. “We couldn’t be more … Continued

Jenerette SON’s Latest Macy Faculty Scholar

Carolina Nursing is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN has been named one of five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2018! This year’s Macy Faculty Scholars were selected from a national applicant pool of 85 talented medical and nursing educators. According to George Thibault, MD, president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Jenerette was chosen for her “accomplishments to date and future promise as an educational leader and mentor.” As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Coretta will be able to spend at least 50% of … Continued

Allen, Marquez and Palmer Visit First Quality Manufacturing Plant

On June 5-6, 2018, doctoral students Elizabeth Allen and Celine Marquez traveled with Umphlet Professor Mary H. Palmer to State College PA to visit the First Quality manufacturing plant in Lewistown, PA. Dr. Palmer and the School of Nursing have an ongoing relationship with First Quality through the First Quality Bladder Health Initiative, which they established here in 2017 in addition to a number of other initiatives the company has funded at the SON, including a graduate nursing scholarship and the 2016 conference Advancing Quality of Life in Vulnerable Populations: The First Quality … Continued

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Blackmon, King and O’Neal Receive UNC Peer Recognition Awards

Congratulations to staff members Tim Blackmon, Robin King and Dawn O’Neal, each of whom was selected to received a 2018 Employee Forum peer recognition award. The three were honored at a banquet held Wednesday, June 13 at the Sonja H. Stone Center. The award comes with a cash prize of $35. Our thanks to them for their great service to the School of Nursing community! Kudos on this well-deserved recognition.

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Honorary Alum Ernest Grant Named One of 50 Great African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know

Dr. Grant has more than 30 years of nurse leadership experience and currently serves as the vice president of the American Nurses Association. He is also the burn outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals. Becker’s Hospital Review has named SON Honorary Alumnus and Adjunct Faculty member Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, to its 2018 list of “50 great African American leaders in healthcare to know.” “The best healthcare delivery requires leadership from diverse backgrounds and experiences,” Becker’s wrote. “This list highlights African Americans who … Continued

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Grimes Presents at NC Communicable Disease Conference

Jessica Grimes, who graduated from our DNP program in May, presented her DNP Project on “Depression Screening in the STD Clinic” at the NC Communicable Disease Conference held in Wrightsville Beach in May.. Dr. Jean Davison chaired the DNP Project and her committee members were Drs. Mary Lyn Piven and Susan Little from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

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Kitzmiller gives address at VA Nurses Week celebration

Assistant Professor and retired Army Nurse Corps officer Rebecca Kitzmiller gave the keynote address to members of the Fayetteville Veterans Administration Medical Center during their Nurses Week celebration in May. Her address focused on the negative consequences of horizontal violence and encouraged members of the health care team to build trust, one conversation at a time.

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