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

Kitzmiller and Anderson Published in Journal of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

Assistant Professor Rebecca Kitzmiller and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson together with colleagues from the University of Virginia authored “Advancing Continuous Predictive Analytics Monitoring: Moving from Implementation to Clinical Action in a Learning Health System” a manuscript recently published in Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.

Khairat, Travers, Dukkipati and Lauria Published in JMIR Human Factors

Assistant Professor Saif Khairat and Associate Professor Debbie Travers worked with SON students Aniesha Dukkipati and Heather Lauria on the study “The Impact of Visualization Dashboards on Quality of Care and Clinician Satisfaction: Integrative Literature Review” which was published in the April-June issue of JMIR Human Factors. The aim of their literature review was to identify gaps in past studies and inform future research into the use of dashboards visualizing electronic health record information for health care providers.

Britton Study Examines Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Diagnosis and Management Among Women of Reproductive Age

New research demonstrates that diabetes is increasingly common in young adults and disproportionately affects women of color. In a new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health, Laura Britton, PhD Candidate, BSN, RN demonstrated that there were significant racial/ethnic variation in the rates of diabetes and level of diabetes management among women 24-32 years of age. Notably, the rate of diabetes among black women was more than three times that of white women in this age group. “I have a background in women’s health, so I’ve been concerned about the … Continued

Anderson’s Study Proves Vignettes Useful in Assessing Quality in Nursing Homes

Preventing falls is a top priority in nursing homes, as they often lead to injuries and loss of function and independence. To understand when and why falls happen is key, and validated process measures that correlate with patient outcomes are needed for research and quality improvement. A study in the May issue of the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (JAMDA) shows that clinical vignettes completed by nursing home staff have a greater association with resident recurrent fall rates than traditional chart abstraction process measures and may be useful … Continued

Recent SON Publications

Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! SON Faculty members Shawn M. Kneipp, Todd A. Schwartz, Sheila Santacroce, Hudson P. Santos Jr., and Ruth Anderson recently had their paper “Trends in Health Disparities, Health Inequity, and Social Determinants of Health Research” published in Nursing Research. Professor Julee Waldrop had her editorial “Preventing Gun Injuries and Deaths is a Professional Responsibility” recently published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.  

Sherwood AJN Book of the Year First Place Award Winner

The 2nd Edition of Quality and safety in nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes edited by Associate Dean for Global Initiatives Gwen Sherwood and Jane Barnsteiner has been awarded first place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for ‘Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development’. The first edition has been translated into Swedish, Korean, Chinese and now Italian. Carol Durham and Kathy Alden have a chapter on simulation. Congratulations to all!

Leeman Co-authors Publications with Students Allgood, Wilson

Associate Professor Jennifer Leeman has co-authored two articles with SON students that have been published recently. Hillman Scholar Sallie Allgood and Dr. Leeman authored “School health implementation tools: a mixed methods evaluation of factors influencing their use” which was published recently in Implementation Science. With DNP student Kelly Might Wilson, she authored “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” which was published in Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. Professor Donna Havens also contributed to the article.