Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, who has received more than $425,000 in grant funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research for her project “Patient-reported Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome in Prehospital Cardiac Care.” Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a potentially life-threatening emergency that depends on rapid diagnosis and life-saving therapies to prevent devastating outcomes such as heart failure and sudden cardiac death. A recent focus on symptoms in emergency cardiac care aims to minimize the amount of time a patient’s blood flow is restricted, but there … Continued
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UNC had a strong turn-out at the 2019 Oncology Nursing Society’s annual Congress, hosted in Anaheim, CA last week. Presenting on behalf of Carolina were: Ashley Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN: ‘Outcomes of an Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program: Findings from 3 Cohorts’ ‘Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Finds from a Systematic Review’ Ya-Ning Chan, MSN, RN: ‘Relationship between Aromatase Inhibitors Use and Exercise Among Breast Cancer Survivors ‘Cognitive Function in Colorectal Cancer’ Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN: ‘Review of video education in underrepresented minority cancer survivors’ ‘Resources for Oncology Nurses to provide … Continued
Congratulations to T-32 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Grace Wu, who has been selected to attend the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Summer Genetics Institute. It will be held at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD from June 3-28, 2019. The NINR Summer Genetics Institute is a one-month intensive research training program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Wu was chosen for this highly competitive and prestigious program based on her potential for a highly productive research career. The program is administered by the Foundation for … Continued
It’s been a busy month for Postdoctoral Research Fellow and incoming faculty member Rachel Hirschey! Her article “A Program to Enhance Writing Skills for Advanced Practice Nurses” was published in March in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. She received two small grants: one from STTI’s Alpha Alpha Chapter for her project “Exploration of Multilevel Factors that Influence Nurses Providing Physical Activity Counseling to Cancer Survivors” and one from NC Translational Research Institute for a Stakeholder engagement voucher for her project “African American Cancer Survivor Engagement to Develop a Physical Activity … Continued
PhD students Karen Sheffield and Becky Salomon have been chosen as Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research and invited to present posters on their dissertation research at Sigma Theta Tau International’s (Sigma) 30th International Nursing Research Congress, 25-29 July 2019, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Karen’s poster will be entitled “Perspectives of Stress and Self-Care Among Perinatal African American Women: Implications for a Mindfulness-Based Intervention.” Becky’s poster will be entitled “Minimally-Invasive Methods of Examining Biological Changes in Response to Chronic Stress: A Scoping Review.” Congratulations to Karen and Becky!
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jada Brooks, PhD, RN, whose project “Engaging Community Stakeholders in the Formative Stage of Design Culturally-Appropriate Studies Aimed at Promoting Health Equity in American Indian Communities” has received funding from NC TraCS.
Fox Distinguished Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, has been named to the faculty of the Carolina Consortium on Human Development (CCHD). Entering its 30th year, the CCHD continues to involve a vibrant community of scholars who are assembled from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, NC State University, and Duke University and participate in training activities over the course of their involvement with the program. This could include attending the proseminar series, serving on mentoring committees with trainees, participating in training events, and joining in with other collaborative opportunities as they arise. … Continued
A volunteer doula, one of 70 on the call schedule for UNC Birth Partners, sits in the lobby of the postpartum floor at N.C. Women’s Hospital, rubbing her eyes and palming a cup of coffee. Her shift was over hours ago, when she’d seen a new mother through a healthy – if long and difficult – birth on the labor-and-delivery unit just one floor below. Other volunteer doulas are on call now, and the sun is up, so she could go home. But, in her lap is a small brown … Continued
The National League for Nursing, with a membership of 40,000 nurses, is the oldest professional association for nurses in the country. This year it celebrates its 125th anniversary, just as Carolina, the nation’s oldest public university, celebrates its 225th. In these two landmark years, Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, holds important leadership positions at both: she is the president of the first and the associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the second. It is indicative of how far the world has come, says Alexander, and the intrinsic leadership … Continued