Paper by Wu and Berry Recognized as Top Cited Article

Published by Postdoctoral Fellow Grace Wu, PhD, RN, and Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN in November 2017, their paper “Impact of weight stigma on physiological and psychological health outcomes for overweight and obese adults: A systematic review” has been recognized by the Journal of Advanced Nursing as one of top cited articles in the journal’s recent publication history. Congratulations to Drs. Wu and Berry!

Zomorodi named Associate Editor of Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice

Meg Zomorodi, professor in the School of Nursing and Assistant Provost for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice was named Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice (JIEP). JIEP is a quarterly online-only journal and provides innovative ideas for interprofessional educators and practitioners through peer-reviewed articles and reports. If you have an innovative IPEP article, consider submitting here.

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MSN Alum Publishes Paper in Journal of Pediatric Healthcare

Kassy (Shoemaker) Brino, MSN, RN, CPNP published her UNC MSN project titled “Pediatric Mental Health and the Power of Primary Care: Practical Approaches and Validating Challenges” in the Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, official publication of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. The full article is available here.

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New Model for BSN Senior Clinical Immersion is a Success


Here at UNC School of Nursing, a new clinical immersion model for BSN students is prioritizing student career goals and wholistic view of patient care. In a new article featured in Nurse Educator, Louise Flemming PhD, RN, and her co-authors* discuss the limitations of the past approach to the BSN program’s clinical immersion model and highlight the successes of the new Transitions in Care Model. The Transitions in Care Model is a track-based system that places students in themed tracks (eg. cardiac, oncology, emergency department), where they will participate in … Continued

Dr. Zégre-Hemsey Co-authors American Heart Association Guidelines for Heart Attack Care

Dr. Jessica Zègre-Hemsey co-authored national guidelines for heart attack care that were recently published in Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). She led the emergency medicine section and is the only nurse on this paper. The paper, “PreAct STEMI: A Standardized Approach to Prehospital Activation and Direct to The Catheterization Laboratory for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Recommendations from the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Program”, reports on an implementation project to incorporate best practices for ST-elevation myocardial infarction care from around the country. Dr. Jessica Zègre-Hemsey serves on the American Heart … Continued

Davis Named Reviewer of the Year for Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Leslie Davis was selected as “Reviewer of the Year” for 2019 by the editors of The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. As noted in the letter from the editors, Dr. Davis was among several hundred reviewers who perform reviews for the journal each year. The winner of this award is chosen based on the number of reviews done each year, the rapidity with which the reviews are done, and most importantly, the very high quality of their reviews. Dr. Davis’ reviews were noted to be of the highest quality. The journal … Continued

Dr. Xavier Co-authors Article in Schizophrenia Research

Dr. Xavier coauthored a manuscript entitled “Characteristics of youth with reported family history of psychosis spectrum symptoms in the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort”. Abstract: Little is known about the impact of family history of psychosis on youth from community samples. To fill this gap, we compared youth with a first-degree relative with psychosis spectrum symptoms (i.e. family history of psycho- sis spectrum symptoms, FHPS) to youth without FHPS in a cross-sectional analysis of the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort (PNC). The PNC is a racially diverse community sample of 9498 youth ages 8–21 … Continued

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Stone, Davis, and Travers Co-author Paper in RINAH on Pediatric Head Injury Assessment

SON Faculty Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Dr. Leslie Davis and Dr. Debbie Travers co-authored a paper in Research in Nursing and Health (RINAH) that was recently made available as an e-pub ahead of print. This paper, “A Secondary Analysis to Inform a Clinical Decision Rule for Predicting Skull Fracture and Intracranial Injury in Children Under Age Two” is the primary results manuscript from Dr. Stone’s dissertation study at UNC Greensboro. Dr. Davis served as the chair of her committee and Dr. Travers served as an external member of her committee. The … Continued

Lester Publishes Chapter in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice

Assistant Professor Vickie Lester, MSN, RN-BC, CNE, authored Coordinating Care for Patients with Intestinal Disorders, a chapter in the 2nd edition of Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice.   Citation: Lester, V. M. (2020). Coordinating care for patients with intestinal disorders. In J. J. Hoffman & N. Sullivan (Eds.) (2nd Ed), Adult health: Making connections to practice. F. A. Davis: Philadelphia, PA

Funding Available to Cover Article Publishing Fees Through New Partnership With SAGE Publishing


UNC Libraries to Debut its First Open Access Pilot with SAGE Publishing SAGE Publishing and the University Libraries announce a ground breaking open access pilot program- a first for SAGE in North America. Beginning in 2020, the program will grant UNC-Chapel Hill access to SAGE Journals and provide funding to cover article publishing fees (APCs) for University researchers to make their SAGE research articles fully open access. Under the agreement, SAGE and the University Libraries will offer APC funding to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students for a number of articles accepted for publication in a SAGE subscription journal under an … Continued