Soltis-Jarrett Keynote at ANEW Way Forward Symposium

Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Assistant Professor Leslie Sharpe and a group of nurse practitioner students traveled to New Jersey in early June to attend the ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Health Models in Primary Care symposium Soltis-Jarrett was a keynote speaker at this inaugural one-day symposium that fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers and practitioners in behavioral health and primary care settings. Bethe Wilhelm (DNP student), Carolyn Danielle Battle (MSN student), Liz Downey (MSN Student), and Natasha Kenan (MSN student) attended with Sharpe and Soltis-Jarrett … Continued

Bryant and team published in Supportive Care in Cancer

Assistant Professor Ashley Bryant and her team published a pilot randomized trial of an electronic symptom monitoring and reporting intervention for hospitalized adults undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) in the most recent issue of Supportive Care in Cancer. The study examined whether daily symptom reporting (with electronic patient reported outcomes) in an inpatient transplant clinic reduced symptom burden on post-transplant days +7, +10, and +14. Patients assigned to the intervention arm completed the symptom report and their information was shared during morning rounds and used to guide conversations about … Continued

Qan’ir published in Oncology Nursing Forum

Congratulations to doctoral student and research assistant, Yousef Qan’ir, whose paper “An Integrative Review of Management of Androgen Deprivation Therapy-Associated Hot Flashes in Men with Prostate Cancer” was published in the July issue of Oncology Nursing Forum.

Cromeens receives F31 funding to study endometriosis diagnoses among women

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Mary Grace Cromeens who was awarded $72,000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study the pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among women of different socioeconomic statuses and races. The funding will permit Cromeens to examine the behavioral and environmental factors that influence the recognition of symptoms of endometriosis among a diverse sample of women, along with the ways they maintain health and seek help along their path to receiving their diagnosis. Cromeen’s study aims to address a gap in the research regarding the experiences, … Continued

Van Riper awarded UNC Sleep Innovation Research Grant

Professor Marcia Van Riper has been funded for a UNC Sleep Innovation Research Grant to support her study of Family Management of Sleep Problems in Children with Down syndrome. The UNC Sleep Innovation program is a new campus-wide initiative to make Carolina a leader in sleep research worldwide. Working with Dr. Riper is an interdisciplinary team that includes a number of School of Nursing investigators: Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor SON Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN, Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor SON Louise Fleming, PhD, Associate Professor SON George … Continued

Soltis-Jarrett Awarded $6.2 million from HRSA to Prepare Nurse Practitioners to meet Behavioral Health Needs in Rural NC

Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett has been awarded more than $6 million from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) for her projects Partners in Practice, Engagement, and Education in Rural NC: Preparing Nurse Practitioners for Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care and Nurse Practitioner Residency: Behavioral Health Integration in Rural Primary Care using the TANDEM3-PC Model. Both projects expand on her current work to help meet the pressing psychiatric-mental health needs of rural and underserved populations of North Carolina. With a declining number of rural primary care physicians and a … Continued

Anderson a member of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group

Ruth Anderson, Kenan Professor and Associate Dean for Research, has been granted full membership in the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group, which is an interdisciplinary research community committed to advancing rigorous palliative care science and improving care for people with serious illness. Home | Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group A COMMUNITY OF DISCOVERY. The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC) is a vibrant interdisciplinary research community committed to advancing rigorous palliative care science and improving care for people with serious illness. palliativecareresearch.org

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Kneipp receives $3.3M in R01 funding for NC Works4Health project

Congratulations to Associate Professor Shawn Kneipp, PhD, RN, FAANP who was awarded more than $3 million in research grant funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to reduce chronic disease risks in socioeconomically disadvantaged, unemployed populations. With this ambitious multi-level study called NC Works4Health, Kneipp and her team will adapt and test the effectiveness of interventions introduced through Department of Social Services-Employment (DSS-E) programs to offer risk- and disease-prevention content to unemployed adults seeking benefits, training and placement assistance, as they are often under great stress … Continued

L. Beeber featured on Focus Carolina

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber was featured on this week’s episode of Focus Carolina discussing her work to create home-based mental health care to reduce depression in high-risk populations of mothers with infants and toddlers, and help them bond with their babies. Listen to the full episode here: https://buff.ly/2WnOq7M

Woodley receives 2019 SNRS/NLN Dissertation Research Grant Award

Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley has been named the 2019 recipient of the Southern Nursing Research Society/National League for Nursing Dissertation Research Grant Award for her “outstanding research proposal” entitled “Acculturation into the Profession of Nursing: The Lived Experiences of Hispanic/Latina Baccalaureate Nursing Students.” “This is a wonderful honor and you should feel very proud of yourself,” said NLN Chief Program Officer, Janice Brewington and NLN Research Review Panel Chair Susan Luparell, of Woodley’s selection. Only one such dissertation research grant award is given out each year. The $5,000 award will … Continued