Recent SON Publications

Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! Hillman Scholar Kelly Tan and Associate Professor Beth Black recently had their paper “A systematic review of healthcare provider perceptions of perceived barriers and facilitators to routine HIV testing in primary care settings the Southeastern United States” published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care DNP Student Kelly Might Wilson and Professor Donna Havens had their article “Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments” published in Journal of Interprofessional Education … Continued

2018 STTI-Alpha Alpha Chapter Research Grant Awards

The STTI Alpha Alpha Chapter recently completed the 2018 Research Awards review process. Congratulations to this year’s recipients! The chapter welcomes more nurses, students, and faculty to join the chapter, as well as more research award applications in the years to come. Faculty and Post-doctoral Fellow Research Grant Jia-rong Wu Evaluation of the Family-focused Literacy-sensitive (FamLit) intervention notebook to improve medication adherence in patients with heart failure Lisa Woodley The Lived Experiences of Hispanic / Latino Nursing Students Graduate Student Research Grant Ashley Vaughan (PhD student) To explore how the social … Continued

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SON represented at the Family Health Over a Lifespan Conference

The SON was represented well at the interdisciplinary Family Health Over a Lifespan conference at Hanzehogeschool in Groningen, the Netherlands. Drs. Marcia Van Riper, Louise Fleming, Nancy Havill, and former PhD student and current UNC Center for Developmental Science post-doc Dr. Hayley Estrem all had podium presentations. Carrie Hill, a current PhD student had a poster presentation. Dr. Sue Thoyre was inaugurated as a Visiting Professor at the university and was featured as a keynote speaker.  Dr Thoyre discussed her research on the central position of the family in caring for children who have have … Continued

Recent SON Publications

SON Faculty members Jennifer Leeman, Linda Beeber. Eric Hodges. Shawn Kneipp, Mark Toles, SeonAe Yeo, and JessicaZègre-Hemsey have had their article “Engaging national and regional partners to accelerate broad-scale implementation of nurse-developed interventions” recently published in Nursing Outlook. Cheryl Jones, Mark Toles, George Knafl, and Anna Beeber worked together on another impressive collaborative effort by SON Faculty Members, and they had their article “An untapped resource in the nursing workforce: Licensed practical nurses who transition to become registered nurses” published in Nursing outlook as well.  Professor Donna Havens’ article “Impact of Relational Coordination on … Continued

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Mayer Advising NCI on Cancer Survivorship Issues and Research

SON Professor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, who directs cancer survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed to an advisory role on cancer survivorship issues with the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Mayer, who is nationally recognized for her expertise in cancer survivorship research, will provide insight on current and future DCCPS research projects as well as partner with colleagues across DCCPS, the NCI and the National Institutes of Health to address issues in cancer survivorship. She will maintain her appointments at … Continued

A. Beeber Receives Scholarly Leave

Congratulations to Dr. Anna Beeber, who has been approved for a Senior Faculty Research and Scholarly Leave by the UNC Office of the Provost for Academic Year 2018-2019.  

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Nakia Best published in the Journal of the Association of School Nursing

PhD student Nakia Best has had her article titled “Exploring School Nurse Interventions and Health and Education Outcomes: An Integrative Review” published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the Association of School Nursing. Included with the publication is a podcast interview Nakia, which you can listen to here. Well done, Nakia!

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Mayer Published in Leading Oncology Nursing Journals

It’s been a busy publishing season for Dr. Deb Mayer! Her work has appeared in several publications over the last quarter. With NP student, Mallory Ehrenzeller, for her master’s paper, Mayer published Smoking Prevalence and Management Among Cancer Survivors
 in Oncology Nursing Forum, the number one ranked journal in nursing in January. She was invited to contribute to Precision Medicine: Accelerating the Science to Revolutionize Cancer Care
, a special Genetics & Genomics section of the December 2017 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.   She likewise participated in the paper Self-Management … Continued

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Toles Awarded Grant to Further Connect-Home Collaborative

Dr. Mark Toles was recently awarded $75,000 from Lutheran Services in America for the “Connect-Home Collaborative.” The Collaborative is designed to use tools developed by Toles and his team to train patients and caregivers on how to safely make the transition from a skilled nursing facility to home care with few complications.With co-investigator Dr. Jennifer Leeman, Dr. Toles will study the effectiveness of a set of quality improvement strategies for scaling-up the Connect-Home transitional care intervention. The pilot work will be conducted in nursing homes located in Maryland, Michigan, New … Continued

Khairat Awarded NC TraCS Grant

Kudos to Dr. Saif Khairat, who received a $2,000 grant from NC TraCS titled “Teleconsent to Overcome Barriers and Gaps in Clinical Trial Enrollment” for 2017-2018. Khairat serves as principal investigator on the grant with an interprofessional team consisting of members Betsy Sleath Co-I (Pharmacy), Paige Ottmar (Public Health) and Christina Smith (RA).  The objective of the team’s initial efforts is to systematically demonstrate acceptance and effectiveness of teleconsent using formal methodologies. The main aim is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and ethics of teleconsent, including access in remote sites and in … Continued

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