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Oncology Nursing Fellows continue to connect during the pandemic

The 5th annual UNC Lineberger, Sylvia Lauterborn, and Warren Piver Oncology summer fellowship was another great event. Ashley Leak Bryant PhD, RN-BC, OCN and Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN have coordinated this program since its inception. More details about the summer oncology fellowship is located here. COVID-19 limited hands on oncology experience for these students. Even with this limitation, the students engaged in several educational and learning activities including joining ONS and completing the ONS Basics Course, reading of The Shift by Theresa Brown PhD, RN, reflective discussion with … Continued

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Soto receives over $660K in funding to research culturally sensitive interventions for Hispanic osteoarthritis patients

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Sandra Soto, who has received a K01 award of over $660K from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for her grant titled: “Optimizing a dyadic physical activity intervention for Hispanics with osteoarthritis and their physical activity supporter.” Dr. Soto uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the social influences of physical activity and dietary intake among Hispanic individuals. By incorporating Hispanic cultural values, Dr. Soto aims to develop effective behavioral modification interventions to prevent and manage chronic diseases. This particular project aims to … Continued

Giscombe receives nearly $3.1 million to improve health outcomes for African American Women through stress management

Congratulations to Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC on being awarded nearly $3.1 million in research grant funding from the National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities to improve health outcomes for African American Women at high risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes through culturally relevant mindfulness and stress management interventions. Dr. Giscombé is the Melissa and Harry LeVine Family Associate Professor of Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness at the School of Nursing, and her program of research focuses on understanding and reducing stress-related health disparities among … Continued

Carolina Nursing Alumni Among Great 100 NC Nurses

Congratulations to all the Carolina Nursing alumni that have been named as some of this year’s Great 100 NC Nurses. This includes SON Assistant Dean Louise Fleming, who leads our undergraduate programs. The 2020 Great 100 Awardees Jessica Asaro, DNP ’20 Pamela Bowman, BSN ’05 Louise Fleming, PhD ’16 Bradi Granger, PhD ’04 Karen Hicks, MSN ’04 Lou Reida, BSN ’97 Amber Smith, BSN ’12, MSN ’20 Natalie Sneed, BSN ’05 Nateefa Wade, BSN ’10 Juana Wallace, BSN ’85, MSN ’07 Susan Wood, BSN ’01 The Great 100 is a … Continued

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Brooks Receives SEED Funding for Community-Engaged Research with American Indian Women

Assistant Professor Dr. Jada Brooks, PhD, MPSH, RN, FAAN, has been selected to receive a Solutions for Environmental Exposure-Influenced Disease (SEED) Award for the American Indian Women Mindfully Building Resistance to Environmental Adversities Through Healing Exercises (AIM to BREATHE) project. This 12-month (beginning on July 1, 2020) project, in the amount of $40,000, is supported by the Institute for Environmental Health Solutions (IEHS) and The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS). The research team includes Dr. Brooks (PI) and Drs. Cheryl Woods-Giscombé, Giselle Corbie-Smith, and Radhika Dhingra. Through … Continued

Cockroft Awarded $10k Funding for Carolina Nursing Mobile Clinic

The NC AHEC is providing funding for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Clinical Site Development project for a first year in support of the SON Mobile Health Clinic to serve the community. Founded in 2016, the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Health Clinic provides free nursing services to meet the health care needs of clients of Wake County crisis ministries. The clinic is staffed by School of Nursing faculty who are registered nurses and nurse practitioners. According to NC AHEC, “This proposal meets the intent of the … Continued

SON receives $45M legislative appropriation for Carrington Hall

On Wednesday, July 1, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law SB 212 allocating, among other things, $45 million to the UNC School of Nursing to help fund a renewal of Carrington Hall, appropriating $2.5 million in planning money for fiscal year 2021, with an additional $2.5 million should the federal government give the state flexibility to use the CARES Act for this purpose. No private matching dollars are required. Carrington, the home of the School of Nursing since 1969, has been on the University’s short list for renovation or replacement since … Continued

Momentum Builds for Carrington Hall Funding

On Monday, June 8, the School of Nursing welcomed a dozen members and aids of the NC House of Representatives, including Speaker Tim Moore, Chair of the Appropriations Committee Chuck McGrady, and Representative Kelly Hastings, for a tour of the physical conditions of Carrington Hall. Carrington, the School’s home since it was built in 1969, was originally slated for renovation in the University’s 2006 Biennial Plan when most of its primary systems, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, roofing, were determined to be “beyond useful life” by facilities personnel. To date, that … Continued

How has COVID-19 impacted nursing education at Carolina?

“There are silver linings in these challenging times if we take the time to notice. These innovative and creative teaching strategies can be real game changers for nursing education well into the future, and we want Carolina Nursing to take the lead on that.” Q&A with Dr. Carol Durham, EDD, RN, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN, who directs the School’s simulation and interprofessional education programs and is the past president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). We spoke with her recently about the dramatic changes to education … Continued

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Hudson Santos Receives R03 Award for Genetic Research on Child Health Outcomes

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, PhD, RN, has received nearly $150,000 in research funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development to conduct his project “Placental Origins of Positive Child Health Outcomes”. Congratulations, Dr. Santos! Project Narrative Using unparalleled, robust existing data from Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns (ELGAN) study, we will integrate multi-omics datasets such as placental gene expression and related miRNAs, DNA methylation and genotype to identify biological pathways related to positive health and prenatal protective factors among extremely preterm children. This research … Continued

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