RWJF’s Hassmiller to offer SON Spring 2019 Commencement Address

Carolina Nursing is delighted to announce that Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior advisor for nursing for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will deliver its spring 2019 commencement address. In her role at RWJF, Dr. Hassmiller shapes and leads the Foundation’s nursing strategies to create a higher quality of care in the United States for people, families, and communities. Drawn to the Foundation’s “organizational advocacy for the less fortunate and underserved,” Sue is helping assure that RWJF’s commitments in nursing have a broad and lasting national impact. In … Continued

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Zegre-Hemsey Receives K23 Funding to Study Early Symptoms of ACS

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, who has received more than $425,000 in grant funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research for her project “Patient-reported Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Prehospital Cardiac Care.” Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a potentially life-threatening emergency that depends on rapid diagnosis and life-saving therapies to prevent devastating outcomes such as heart failure and sudden cardiac death. A recent focus on symptoms in emergency cardiac care aims to minimize the amount of time a patient’s blood flow is restricted, but there … Continued

Photovoice Research Methodology Workshop

Invest in Nursing is hosting a Photovoice Research Methodology workshop. Please join!

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Cromeens receives UNC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Kudos to Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens who has received a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2019-2020 from The Graduate School of UNC. The award was made based on the quality of her research and for her progress toward the completion of her PhD. The fellowship will allow her to devote herself full-time to completing her dissertation.

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Baker leads UNC’s CLARION team to 2nd place in national competition

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, who lead UNC’s interprofessional CLARION team to 2nd place in this year’s national case competition. This year marks the 15th year of the national CLARION case competition in which interprofessional teams of health affairs students from universities around the US compete for the Premier Richard Norling Scholarship Awards. Seventeen universities participated in 2019; the students presented their proposed solutions for a health care case focused on homelessness in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Way to go, Dr. Baker!

Brooks, Giscombe, Mitchell present at 5th annual Women’s Health Awareness Day

Assistant Professor Jada Brooks and LeVine Wellness Associate Professor Cheryl Giscombe joined graduate student Rhea Mitchell and SON alum Rachell Davis in presenting a two-part Behavioral Health Session on the social determinants of mental health and anxiety disorders at the 5th Annual Women’s Health Awareness Day. The event was sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services, North Carolina Central University and the Durham Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc, a public service organization. The NIEHS Director and the mayor of Durham were in attendance. Additionally, Dr. Giscombe was … Continued

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Schuler, Giscombe present at Southern Regional AHEC

LeVine Wellness Associate Professor Cheryl Giscombe and Statewide AHEC Liaison Mary Schuler presented at the Southern Regional AHEC Faculty Development Workshop last month on issues related to compassion fatigue, incivility in nursing and self-care among nurses.

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Carolina Nursing well-represented at 2019 ONS Congress

UNC had a strong turn-out at the 2019 Oncology Nursing Society’s annual Congress, hosted in Anaheim, CA last week. Presenting on behalf of Carolina were: Ashley Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN: ‘Outcomes of an Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program: Findings from 3 Cohorts’ ‘Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Finds from a Systematic Review’ Ya-Ning Chan, MSN, RN: ‘Relationship between Aromatase Inhibitors Use and Exercise Among Breast Cancer Survivors ‘Cognitive Function in Colorectal Cancer’ Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN: ‘Review of video education in underrepresented minority cancer survivors’ ‘Resources for Oncology Nurses to provide … Continued

SON faculty elected to UNC Faculty Governance Committees

Congratulations to Carolina Nursing faculty who were recently elected to serve in UNC’s faculty governance! Our representatives are: Deb Mayer and Hudson Santos who will serve on the Faculty Council; Meg Zomorodi, who will serve on the Faculty Executive Committee; and Anna Beeber, who will serve on the Financial Exigency and Program Change: Health Affairs Committee. For a full list of the results of the 2019 Faculty Election, please click here. Thanks for serving our University in this way!  

Lanning a panelist at Go Global, earns Center for Faculty Excellence Large Course Redesign Grant

Kudos to Associate Professor Rhonda Lanning who represented the School of Nursing at a recent panel on the Ethics of Health Care Abroad, sponsored by UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives. The event focused on preparing Carolina Firsts (first-generation college students at UNC) and students from underrepresented backgrounds for first-time international travel. Dr. Lanning likewise learned last week that her proposal to redesign her large enrollment APPLES service-learning course has been funded for $5,000. “The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) received a record number of proposals this year from faculty members … Continued

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