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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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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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Oppewal Receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award

Hats off to Professor Sonda Oppewal, who was awarded a 2019 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for her work in promoting community partnerships over the past seventeen years. These partnerships include the Orange County Board of Aging to help the Adult Day Center in Hillsborough achieve certification by contracting to provide RN Health Care Coordinator services, Orange County with its annual Project Homeless Connect, and disaster relief partnerships in Biloxi, Mississippi and Tyrrell County, North Carolina. This award recognizes UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and organizations that have performed extraordinary … Continued

SON well-represented at Latino Health Symposium

The UNC School of Nursing was well represented at the Latino Health Symposium hosted by the Southern Regional AHEC in Fayetteville in February. Presenters included: Diane Berry, Jean Davison, DNP Student Zainab Riyami, and our community partner from Frank Porter Graham, School Nurse Janice Anderson.  

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Davison Leads Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Associate Professor Jean Davision, DNP, RN, FNP-C, and the students in her service learning course gathered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to pack 300 gift bags as part of their Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The bags included soap, shampoo, lotion, tooth brushes, tooth paste, insect repellent and sun screen. This effort was supported by Christ United Methodist Church and supplies were donated by the Hampton Inns in Chapel Hill and Carrboro along with Aloft Hotel in Chapel Hill and a local dentist in Southern Village. Davison also authored an article … Continued

Giscombe Keynotes 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch

LeVine Wellness Professor Cheryl Giscombe served as the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Red Ribbon Brunch in recognition of World AIDS Day in Wilmington, NC in early December. Dr. Giscombe was invited to speak about her research on stress and health disparities among vulnerable populations, with specific emphasis on the need for balancing caregiving and self-care among healthcare professionals, community advocates, faith-based leaders, and people living with HIV/AIDS who offer peer support to those who have HIV/AIDS. The event was sponsored by Seeds of Healing Inc., New Hanover Regional Medical … Continued

Rioux Featured in CH High School Newspaper for Vaping Intervention

BSN student Elyse Rioux was recently featured in the Proconian, Chapel Hill High School’s student newspaper, for offering a public health intervention on the effects of e-cigarettes and vaping. Please read more about her intervention, developed through her N470 class, here. Great work, Elyse!

UNCSON Well Represented NCNA 5th Annual DNP Educational Symposium

Many thanks to UNCSON for being a sponsor of the North Carolina Nurses Association’s 5th Annual DNP Education Symposium with the theme Beyond the DNP Project on Thursday, November 15 in High Point, NC. DNP-prepared RNs gathered from across the state for the annual DNP Council meeting led by its chair, Associate Professor Jean Davison. Participants were able to network and receive educational (6.5) contact hours from NCNA AGENDA; DNP project poster presenters included two UNCSON faculty members – Rhonda Lanning and Christina Leonard.

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Mobile Health Clinic Receives Additional Grant Funding

Great news for Marianne Cockroft and the SON Mobile Health Clinic Team: the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics has awarded them a $10,000 grant to support their efforts to provide free care to underserved populations in Western Wake County.  

Bush Promotes Nursing through UNC HHIVE’s “Grand Rounds”

Assistant Dean for Practice and Associate Professor Tom Bush met recently with UNC students participating in the HHIVE program offered by the Department of English and Composition through its Literature, Medicine and Culture concentration. HHIVE stands for Health and Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Venue for Exploration, and the program invited Dr. Bush to speak about the changing role of nurses in health care and the opportunities that exist for those entering the profession, as well as the profession as a whole. To read more about his discussion, please see the HHIVE … Continued

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