Anderson, Lanning Studies Published

Kenan Professor and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson recently had her study “Resident Challenges with pain and Functional Limitations in Chinese Residential Care Facilities” published in The Gerontologist. Associate Professor Rhonda Lanning’s project “Doulas in the Operating Room: An Innovative Approach” was likewise recently published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Congratulations to you both!

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Baker Dissertation Excerpt Published to Patient Experience Journal

Hats off to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker who recently had a portion of her dissertation published to the Patient Experience Journal. Titled “Rules of engagement: Strategies used to enlist and retain underserved mothers in a mental health intervention,” the paper was co-authored by Dr. Beth Black and Dr. Linda Beeber. Well done, all!

Britton Published Twice, Successfully Defends Dissertation

A double round of applause to Laura Britton who has had two papers accepted for publication. Her dissertation paper, “Contraceptive use among women with prediabetes and diabetes in a US national sample” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. She has also had “Comorbid Hypertension and Diabetes among U.S. Women of Reproductive Age: Prevalence and Disparities” accepted by the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. Britton is mentored by Dr. Diane Berry and is a Hillman Scholar, a T32 Fellow, and a Jonas Scholar. She … Continued

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Leeman, Mayer Chapters Published

Professor Jennifer Leeman and Fox Distinguished Professor Deborah K. Mayer contributed chapters to the recently published text, Advancing the Science of Implementation across the Cancer Continuum, offered by Oxford University Press. Billed as the first text of its kind to focus on the intersection of implementation science and cancer, the book aims to provide a broad synthesis of relevant research studies as well as detailed case studies illustrating each topic area. Dr. Leeman contributed to Chapter 2: Evidence-Based Cancer Practices, Programs, and Interventions, while Dr. Mayer contributed to Chapter 11: Cancer Survivorship: … Continued

Waldrop Editorial on Influencing Health Policy Appears in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

“Use your knowledge base in evidence and experience whenever there is a chance—even if you have to make the chance—to educate policy makers how to make decisions using more than hearsay and pressure from special interests,” urges Professor Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN in an editorial in the latest issue of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Find the full editorial, NPs Can Provide Evidence to Influence Health Policies here.

Feeding Flock Tool Gets Press

Hats off to the Feeding Flock, a group of largely SON researchers, for having their work “Psychometric Properties of the Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool” published in the October issue of Advances in Neonatal Care. Included on the article were authors Sue Thoyre, PhD, RN, FAAN; Britt Pados, PhD, RN, NNP-BC; Catherine S. Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Kristy Fuller,  OTR/L; and Jinhee Park, PhD, RN. The online journal HealthLeaders published an article about the tool this week, stating “Through their study, Thoyre and her colleagues determined the Early Feeding Skills checklist to … Continued

MSN Student Beek Has Poem Published

Terra Beek, BSN ’15, a master’s FNP student and staff nurse at UNC Hospitals Emergency Department had her poem (below) accepted for publication by UNC’s Health Humanities Journal. The poem appeared in their fall 2018 issue. Congratulations Tara! To the patient in the blue gown in room 74 To the patient in the blue gown in room 74—               Did you know today would be the day? Faded blue jeans, a red striped shirt, tossed on the floor, All at once a panic, a flurry … Continued

Santos New Academic Editor for PLOS ONE

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos becomes an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, joining an editorial team that represents over 79 countries. PLOS is as a nonprofit Open Access publisher with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication and by providing free and unrestricted access to research, open data, transparency in peer review and an open approach to science assessment. The principal role of Academic Editors is to oversee the peer review process. Typically, this involves evaluating a manuscript and inviting external peer-reviewers … Continued

Zomorodi Guest Editor of July-August Issue of NCMJ

Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi served as guest editor of the July-August issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, or NCMJ, a journal of health policy analysis and debate. The issue focused on team-based care and featured an article, Alternative Payment Models and Team-Based Care, co-authored by Professor and Director of the Hillman Scholars Program, Cheryl Jones.

Khairat Study on Effects of EHR Use and Training Featured by AMA, AHA and Politico

Medical providers’ use of electronic health records (EHR) systems leads to errors that could put patients at risk, according to newly released research conducted in collaboration with faculty at UNC’s School of Nursing. UNC-Chapel Hill was one of four research sites participating in the study, the results from which were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) and which has been featured by the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, as well as by Politico. From each of the four health centers, investigators … Continued