Berry, Leeman Team Selected for UNC Creativity Hubs Inaugural Award

Professors Diane Berry and Jennifer Leeman serve on a team that was selected for an initial UNC Creativity Hubs award. Please click here for more on the UNC Creativity Hubs initiative and the Heterogeneity in Obesity Team on which Berry and Leeman serve.

2018 Kemble Lecture & Sherwood Retirement

QSEN 2.0: Deepening the Impact was the topic of the 2018 Elizabeth L. Kemble Lecture, held Monday, May 7 at the Carolina Inn. It was the second of two talks the Carolina Nursing community were treated to on Monday by Dr. Jane Barnsteiner, PhD and Dr. Joanne Disch. The Kemble Lecture was established to honor the first dean of the UNC School of Nursing. Elizabeth L. Kemble is recognized for her pioneering work in establishing the first collegiate school of nursing in North Carolina and for her sustained contributions to … Continued

SON Holds 3rd Annual Astrike Symposium

The 3rd Annual Charles and Colleen Astrike Symposium on Health Care Solutions was held Monday morning, with speakers Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, leading an engaging discussion on fair and just culture in nursing—a culture that encourages and rewards people for speaking up about safety-related concerns, thus allowing the information to be used for system improvement. The symposium was established by the family of Charlie and Colleen Astrike to honor the lives and memory of their parents and to inspire high-level discussion about patient safety … Continued

Mayer presented at National Academies Workshop: Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment

Professor Deborah Mayer was a presenter and participant at the Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment workshop held by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine  on July 24–25, 2017. A pre-publication proof of the “Long-term Survivorship Care after Cancer Treatment: Proceedings of a Workshop” report is available here. Well done, Professor Mayer!

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.  

Shayla Randolph 2018 UNC Hospitals Student Poster Award Recipient

Congratulations to Senior ABSN student Shayla Randolph whose poster was selected as the 2018 Student Poster Award at the UNCH annual Nursing Research and Quality Conference, Driving Excellence in Patient Care, on April 20, 2018 at the Rizzo Center. A student in N488 Practicum in Health Care Improvement, led by faculty Gwen Sherwood, Shayla’s quality improvement project was conducted at Wake Med Hospital with preceptor Ed Keating on Medication Administration via Central Lines to decrease CLABSI. Congratulations to Shayla and to all the students for their outstanding representation of Carolina … Continued

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Fleming Awarded PENS Multicenter Research Grant

Well done to Louise Fleming, who received a Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society (PENS) Multicenter Research Grant for her project “Development of an Adrenal Crisis Prevention Mobile Health Application — A Pilot Study.” Dr. Fleming will serve as Principal Investigator, and will be joined on the two-year study by colleagues from the NIH and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, as well as Beth Skelton, a SON doctoral student, who will serve as a research assistant. They will be developing a mobile health application, with UNC’s Connected Health Applications and Interventions Core (CHAI), … Continued

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Peragallo Montano to Serve on NIH National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Dean Nena Peragallo Montano has been invited to serve on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health, beginning immediately for a term ending January 31, 2022. Dr. Peragallo Montano was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, who serves on the Council along with the Director of the NIH, Director of the National Institutes of Nursing Research, the Chief Nursing Officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and the Director of the Division … Continued

DNP Student Russomagno’s Poster Picked Up by Clinical Advisor Journal

Congratulations to DNP student, Samantha Russomagno, who had her poster, “Postpartum depression screening effective in pediatric setting” picked up by Clinical Advisor in their coverage of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care which was held in Chicago in March. Professor Julee Waldrop work with Russomagno to conduct a quality improvement project aimed at improving postpartum depression screening rates and appropriate referrals at a rural pediatric primary care clinic.

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DUSON Hosts 2018 UNC-Duke PhEd Talks

You missed a treat if you were unable to attend the Duke-UNC 2018 PhEd Talks at Duke University School of Nursing on Wednesday. The future of nursing is really bright! The presenters did a wonderful job. The following students presented for UNC: Becky Salomon: Measuring Chronic Stress Using Minimally Invasive Methods Yousef Qan’ir: Health Apps Use Among Jordanians in Health Care Settings Gill Litynski: An Adventure to Windhoek, Namibia: USAID HIV Clinical Services Technical Assistance Project (UTAP) Carrie Hill: Impact of Environment on Parent Experience in the PICU Victoria Petermann: … Continued

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