Bryant and Haley Continue to Build Oncology Nursing Capacity in Malawi

Assistant Professor Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, and Jen Haley, MSN, RN, CNL, nurse planner in the Center for Lifelong Learning, spent two weeks this summer in Lilongwe, Malawi, continuing the collaborative relationships with Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), and UNC Project-Malawi that were established in 2018. Both alumni of the SON, Bryant and Haley are committed to building oncology nursing capacity in research, education, and practice in Malawi. Bryant and Haley both practice as oncology nurses in the inpatient oncology unit at the North … Continued

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Khairat published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Assistant Professor Saif Khairat’s latest work on the use of Telemedicine to improve health access for vulnerable populations using telemedicine was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). The paper, titled “Advancing health equity and access using telemedicine: a geospatial assessment, ” investigates the impact of improving health equity and access through the use of an on-demand urgent care telemedicine platform. Their study demonstrates that using telemedicine improves health equity levels and provides more healthcare access to rural communities that typically suffer from lack of … Continued

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Biobehavioral Laboratory Hosts First North Carolina Biobuilder Workshop

The UNC Biobehavioral Lab (BBL) hosted eleven high school and college educators from July 10 to 12 for the first North Carolina Biobuilder Workshop. The hands-on synthetic biology workshop was led by BBL Director Dr. Patricia Silveyra and Joanne Bartsch, a Science Teacher and Science Department Chair at Carolina Day School. During the three-day workshop, attendees participated in discussions about synthetic biology, which involves engineering biological systems for new uses, as well as genetic engineering, biotechnology and bioethics. They also received hands-on training on laboratory procedures, handling and modification of … Continued

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Stone Appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Stone has been appointed as a liaison representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) for a two-year term. COPEM addresses the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the access to and delivery of pediatric emergency care, and is charged with collaborating with organizations to formulate AAP policy statements and technical reports related to pediatric emergency care. Congratulations on your appointment, Dr. Stone!

UNC RN Refresher Program Featured in Journal of Nursing Regulation

Over the last two years, Statewide AHEC Nursing Liason Mary Schuler and Assistant Professor Jennie Wagner have worked with colleagues at UNC to update the NC AHEC RN Refresher Program using the CDC Framework. The process and redesigned 24-module program were highlighted in an article published in the July 2019 Journal of Nursing Regulation. Mary Schuler and Jennie Wagner co-wrote the article, titled An Evaluation Process to Redesign the North Carolina AHEC Registered Nurse Refresher Program. For more information about the NC AHEC RN Refresher Program, visit this website. Well … Continued

Anderson, Beeber and Toles publish International Common Data Elements for Long Term Care

Ruth Anderson, Anna Beeber and Mark Toles joined a team of international researchers to develop common data elements to facilitate research synthesis across countries. Their recent paper, titled Advancing Long-Term Care Science Through Using Common Data Elements: Candidate Measures for Care Outcomes of Personhood, Well-Being, and Quality of Life,  reports common data elements for the care outcomes of personhood, well-being, and quality of life in long term care. The paper was published in the and is titled Congrats to Drs. Anderson, Beeber and Toles! Citation: Edvardsson, D., Baxter, R., Corneliusson, … Continued

Silveyra Delivers Keynote Lecture at Gordon Research Conference

On August 11, Associate Professor and BBL Director Dr. Patricia Silveyra delivered the keynote lecture at the Gordon Research Seminar on “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity” in Andover, NH. At the meeting, Silveyra presented her research studies on “Sex Differences in the Lung Response to Environmental Agents.” She also served as a posted judge and mentor for trainees attending the event. The Gordon Research Seminar on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and … Continued

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Cockroft, Davison, Kneipp, and Oppewal Selected as NC Distinguished Public Health Nurses

Four SON faculty members — Marianne Cockroft, Jean Davison, Shawn Kneipp, and Sonda Oppewal — have been named Distinguished Public Health Nurses in North Carolina.  They are among 100 recipients selected by a review committee of Public Health Nursing (PHN) peers from across the state to receive the 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in NC award. “Being selected is a tremendous distinction and demonstrates that you stand out as a leader in our nursing specialty, ” wrote the PHN selection committee, congratulating each recipient on this well-deserved recognition. A listing … Continued

Nursing Now USA Strategy and Action Meeting Held at UNC

The UNC School of Nursing co-hosted a Nursing Now USA strategy and action meeting on Wednesday, August 1. The meeting was held in partnership with the University of Washington School of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign launched in 2018 in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization with the intent of raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide. This social movement is based on the Triple Impact report, which concluded that increasing the number of nurses … Continued

Yeo Receives Nearly $2.3 Million in R01 Funding to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Risk in Pregnant Women With Obesity

Congratulations to Professor SeonAe Yeo, PhD, RNC, FAAN, who was awarded $2.27 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to reduce cardiovascular health risk in pregnant women with obesity through stretching exercise. Most pregnant women become sedentary in the 3rd trimester, but sedentariness can lead to higher risk for maternal and child mortality and morbidity. In a randomized controlled trial with a high-risk group of sedentary overweight and obese pregnant women with a history of preeclampsia, Dr. Yeo and her team found that ten or … Continued