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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

Hillman Scholar Publishes on Migraine Self-Management

Congratulations to Anna Matthews, whose article “Learning Migraine Self-management: The Role of Mothers and Socioeconomic Status” was published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. The article describes the findings of her honors program thesis and contributes to the formulation of her dissertation research, both with the guidance of her Faculty Research Advisor, Dr. Shawn Kneipp. You can read the article here. Congrats, Anna!

Khairat’s JAMIA Paper Shows Significant Gender-Based Differences in EHR Workload Stress, Satisfaction and Usability

In their recent study, Dr. Khairat et al. report major differences in the use of female physicians of the EHR when compared to male physicians. Major differences were found in efficiency, satisfaction, and usability, where females were quicker, more efficient, and happier. This is the first study to report gender-differences in EHR usability: Physician burnout associated with EHRs is a major concern in health care. A comprehensive assessment of differences among physicians in the areas of EHR performance, efficiency, and satisfaction has not been conducted. The study sought to study … Continued

Davis co-author for 2019 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure

Dr. Leslie Davis was a co-author for the recently published 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Risk Assessment, Management, and Clinical Trajectory of Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure paper. The paper, published online ahead of print on September 13, 2019, offers algorithms, tables, and templates to help clinicians to better care for patients with heart failure beginning with the first emergency department visit and hospital admission, including the transition to oral therapies, through discharge, and beyond hospital discharge to the first post-discharge phone call and … Continued

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Giscombé’s Superwoman Schema Helps Determine Connection between Racial Discrimination and Allostatic Load

A recent publication coming out of the University of California Berkley used Distinguished Term Associate Professor Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé’s Superwoman Schema Questionnaire to determine the connection between racial discrimination and allostatic load in African American women from the Bay area. Berkley News reported on the research in this recent article, which explains that The superwoman schema includes five elements: feeling an obligation to present an image of strength, feeling an obligation to suppress emotions, resistance to being vulnerable, a drive to succeed despite limited resources and feeling an obligation … Continued

Stone and Davis Co-Author Article in September’s Journal of Emergency Nursing

Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Dr. Leslie Davis, Associate Professor, co-authored “State of the Science: Skull Fracture and Intracranial Injury in Children Below Age 2” in September’s edition of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. The article addresses the gap in the literature regarding the best practice for emergency department triage assessment in children below two years old who have sustained suspected minor head injuries. Well done, Drs. Stone and Davis!

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