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

MENTORS2 Program Publish Paper on Courageous Dialogue

The MENTORS2 program had their paper “Utilizing Courageous Dialogue to Support Minority and Disadvantaged Background Nursing Students” accepted in the Journal of Professional Nursing. This paper was led by Tarshe Johnson and co-authors include Ashley Leak Bryant, Jada Brooks, Hudson Santos, Mary Lynn, Coretta Jenerette, and Shielda Rodgers. Excellent work, team!

Anderson a member of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group

Ruth Anderson, Kenan Professor and Associate Dean for Research, has been granted full membership in the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group, which is an interdisciplinary research community committed to advancing rigorous palliative care science and improving care for people with serious illness. Home | Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group A COMMUNITY OF DISCOVERY. The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC) is a vibrant interdisciplinary research community committed to advancing rigorous palliative care science and improving care for people with serious illness. palliativecareresearch.org

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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

Davison Receives 2019 Booth Community Service and Outreach Award

Kudos to Associate Professor Jean Davison, who submitted the winning proposal for the 2019 Bill and Mary Lou Booth Community Service and Outreach Award. The purpose of her project is to provide health services to farmworkers through the NC Farmworkers Project Mobile Health Clinic under the Office of Rural Health. The goals are to: Provide health screenings and health outreaches to farmworkers in Eastern Carolina to assist in health recovery from Hurricanes Florence and Michael during the April – October 2019 agricultural season. Define and disseminate best practices for nurse practitioners … Continued

Cortés Selected for NHLBI PRIDE Summer Institute

Assistant Professor Yamnia I. Cortés has been selected to participate in the 2019 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Summer Institute, a mentored research training initiative sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI’s PRIDE program seeks to increase the number of junior investigators from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those with disabilities, by preparing them to successfully compete for external funding for research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. There are nine programs consisting of up to 3 weeks … Continued

SON well-represented at QSEN International Forum 2019

The QSEN International Forum 2019 titled “QSEN Rocks” in Cleveland, Ohio was well attended by UNC faculty presenters: Carol Durham, Jean Davison, Jennifer Alderman and Gwen Sherwood (Emeritus). QSEN, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, originated at the UNC School of Nursing in 2005 with Dean Emeritus Linda Cronenwett, Professor Emeritus Gwen Sherwood and Carol Durham as key leaders. Now the SON is a QSEN Institute Regional Center focusing on global and simulation areas of application of the quality and safety competencies.

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Belcher’s passion for nurse education comes through in new fund

Anne Belcher, MN, PhD, (BSN ’67), ANEF, FAAN is passionate about nursing education – not only to prepare the next generation of nurses, but also to enhance the skills of today’s leading nurse faculty. By creating the Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars Fund, she is generously providing opportunities for faculty in the UNC School of Nursing to shape the world of interprofessional education (IPE) and create the scholarly work others will look to as evidence for the power of IPE in the future. “I have always thought it makes good … Continued

Students spend spring break in service in Tyrrell County

SON students in Tyrell County for service trip

Each year a group of Carolina Nursing students join peers in UNC’s other health professions schools to head to the North Carolina coast on their spring breaks, but the goal is neither rest nor relaxation – it’s service learning. For a decade now, these students have devoted their time off to the citizens of Tyrrell County, a small county in the Northeast corner of the state that is relatively under-resourced when it comes to the dedicated health and health-care resources needed for a healthy population. Carolina’s health affairs schools have … 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