Van Riper Presents 2018 CANS Abstract of Distinction

A big hats off to Professor Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN who presented her Abstract of Distinction at the 2018 Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research this past weekend in Washington, D.C. One of six presentations selected for the special Abstracts of Distinction session at the annual conference, Dr. Van Riper presented her work “Family Management of Down Syndrome: Cross-Cultural” which reported results from a sample of 2,740 parents of children with Down syndrome from 10 countries, spanning North … Continued

Alumna Leaves Legacy for Graduate Education and Research

In the late 1950s Barbara Williams Madden was among the first students to enroll in Carolina’s MSN program. Now generations of our graduate students will benefit from her generosity. Barbara, (MSN, ’60) came to Carolina after graduating from Boston Children’s Hospital School of Nursing, and Teachers College, Columbia University,  attracted to the fledgling graduate program at UNC by then-Dean Elizabeth Kemble’s national reputation. Barbara became one of the country’s first providers of care to patients suffering from polio and went on to teach her methods in over 40 states and … Continued

Wilmoth Elected to Army War College Foundation Board

Executive Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Peggy Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN has been elected to a three-year term on the Army War College Foundation Board of Directors. Her tenure began with the Board’s annual meeting held September 5-6 in Carlisle, PA. The Foundation supports the programs of the U.S. Army War College, which educates and develops leaders for military service at the strategic level.

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Royster Scholar Wu Presents at International Continence Society Annual Meeting

Chen Wu, second year PhD student and Royster Scholar, presented a short oral presentation entitled, “Does biofeedback optimize the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercises on stress urinary incontinence in women? A systematic review” on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the 48th annual meeting of the International Continence Society. “She gave an excellent 3-minute presentation that was followed by four minutes of questions from an international audience,” said Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging, Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF.  

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Berry Receives $2.974 million in R01 Funding for Healthy Mothers—Healthy Children Study

Congratulations to Assistant Dean for Research and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN and her team who were awarded nearly $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to improve nutrition and physical activity among overweight Hispanic mothers and their young children in order to inhibit the development of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease later in life. With this $2.974 million R01 grant from NINR, Berry and her team will study Healthy Mothers—Healthy Children: An Intervention with Hispanic Mothers and their Young … Continued

Britton Accepted to AAN’s Jonas Policy Scholars Program 2018-2020

Kudos to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton, BSN, RN, who was recently selected from among a highly competitive pool of doctoral and post-doctoral students across the U.S. to participate in the American Academy of Nursing’s Jonas Policy Scholar Program as a member of its 2018-2020 cohort. She has been assigned to the Women’s Health Expert Panel based on her outstanding record of scholarship, leadership and productivity. The Jonas Policy Scholars Program is an initiative of the American Academy of Nursing to recruit highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a … Continued

Bryant to Chair Oncology Nursing Society Leadership Development Committee

Ashley Leak Bryant is the new Chair of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Leadership Development Committee. ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 members, including more than 225 local chapters and advocates for oncology nurses at the national level. The Leadership Development Committee is consists of seven members who oversee all ONS leadership development initiatives. The objectives of the Leadership Development Committee are to: Identify potential and emerging leaders within the ONS membership Support and mentor members interested in national leadership Provide leadership and governance resources Recruit and … Continued

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Oppewal, Soltis-Jarrett Receive 2018 NLN Awards

A big round of applause for Associate Professor Sonda Oppewal and Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett. It was announced yesterday that both are recipients of prestigious National League for Nursing Awards for 2018! The NLN presents three awards each year to acknowledge individuals and organizations of prominence within nursing education and the wider stage of American health care, and Carolina Nursing is thrilled to be home for two of them! Dr. Oppewal was named the NLN Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award winner. Lillian D. Wald was a nurse; social worker; … Continued

SON Alumni Return to Offer Encouragement, Advice

In late July, the undergraduate course N254, The Discipline of Nursing I, hosted a panel of alumni to share their experience and knowledge with future Carolina Nurses. Alumni Stephanie Devane-Johnson, PhD ‘16, Erin Fisher, BSN ‘04, Derek Miller, BSN ’06, MSN ‘16, Emily Shermanski, BSN ‘16, Stephanie Turner, BSN ’96, MSN ‘00, and Virginia “Ginger” Walton, BSN ’81, MSN ‘86 gathered to encourage students to find mentors, to take advantage of opportunities to get involved at the SON, to pursue their passions in the field, and to exercise their leadership and problem-solving skills. “The very fact that … Continued

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SON Kicks Off New Strategic Plan with New Academic Year

We will be what we have been: First in Nursing. And with that, the UNC School of Nursing plants a bold and visionary flag to guide its future course. In February 2018 the School of Nursing embarked on its first organized strategic planning process in over a decade and approved the final plan on Monday, May 14 by an overwhelming majority. To guide this important endeavor, the School contracted Dr. Paul Friga of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, an expert in the field of strategy and entrepreneurship. He and his team guided … Continued