Duke Endowment Funds UNC Schools of Nursing and Medicine to implement Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

UNC SCHOOL OF NURSING NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA; AUGUST 15, 2018 North Carolinians spent roughly $12.5 million a day in hospital charges related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2015. In that same year, the disease claimed the lives of 18,467 of the state’s citizens and hospitalized more than 100,120. An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and School of Medicine is working to decrease those numbers with HeartHome, a two-year project recently funded by a $710,000 … Continued

Santos New Academic Editor for PLOS ONE

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos becomes an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, joining an editorial team that represents over 79 countries. PLOS is as a nonprofit Open Access publisher with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication and by providing free and unrestricted access to research, open data, transparency in peer review and an open approach to science assessment. The principal role of Academic Editors is to oversee the peer review process. Typically, this involves evaluating a manuscript and inviting external peer-reviewers … Continued

Toles Receives $1.945 million in R01 Funding to Help Patients and Caregivers Transition from Skilled Nursing Facility to Home Care

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Mark Toles, PhD, RN, who was awarded nearly $2 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to assist patients and their caregivers make the transition from Skilled Nursing Facilities to home care with fewer complications. With his $1.945 million R01 grant from NINR, Toles will study Connect-Home: Testing the Efficacy of Transitional Care of Patients and Caregivers during Transitions from Skilled Nursing Facilities to Home. As seriously ill patients draw closer to the end-of-life, they experience multiple transitions between healthcare providers and settings. More … Continued

Berry Named Assistant Dean for Research

Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Professor Dr. Diane Berry has been appointed the new role of assistant dean for research for the School of Nursing. In this role, Diane will work closely with Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson to administer, support and stimulate the research activities of the school’s faculty and to further our research mission. “We are delighted that the recent growth and expansion of our research enterprise necessitates this addition to our Administration, and so pleased to be able to draw on Diane’s talent and leadership as we establish this important … Continued

Sheffield Selected for NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students

Congratulations to PhD student Karen Sheffield who was selected to participate in the 2018 NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD students which took place earlier this month. The two week course included a didactic curriculum offered at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and a week-long specialized experience designed by the participant, including career and research consultations, and investigator meetings within the NIH community.  

Khairat Study on Effects of EHR Use and Training Featured by AMA, AHA and Politico

Medical providers’ use of electronic health records (EHR) systems leads to errors that could put patients at risk, according to newly released research conducted in collaboration with faculty at UNC’s School of Nursing. UNC-Chapel Hill was one of four research sites participating in the study, the results from which were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) and which has been featured by the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, as well as by Politico. From each of the four health centers, investigators … Continued

Like Mother, Like Child

One in nine new moms struggle with depression — but single moms, immigrants, and those in low socioeconomic situations are even more susceptible. And their children, whose brains triple in size and make nearly 1,000 nerve connections in the first three years of their life, are directly affected. To combat this, UNC nurse scientist Linda Beeber has spent the past two decades developing mental health interventions that treat both the mother and the child as a unit, called the “dyad.” Linda Beeber stands in a trailer home in Durham and … Continued

Kitzmiller and Anderson Published in Journal of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

Assistant Professor Rebecca Kitzmiller and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson together with colleagues from the University of Virginia authored “Advancing Continuous Predictive Analytics Monitoring: Moving from Implementation to Clinical Action in a Learning Health System” a manuscript recently published in Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.

Leonard, Zomorodi, McCollum and Peterman Present at Association of American Medical Colleges Workforce Research Conference

PhD student Molly McCollum, PhD Student and Hillman Scholar Victoria Petermann, Assistant Professor Christina Leonard and Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi were in Washington, DC in May to present at the Association of American Medical Colleges Workforce Research Conference. Dr. Leonard presented on a study she conducted with Dr. Zomorodi: “Hotspotting in Home Health: Development of an interprofessional service learning experience” while Dr. Zomorodi presented on “Preparing the rural health workforce: An IPE course and immersion experience focused on quality improvement and team-based care” and “Training the Future Workforce: Developing, implementing and sustaining an interprofessional … Continued

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Khairat, Travers, Dukkipati and Lauria Published in JMIR Human Factors

Assistant Professor Saif Khairat and Associate Professor Debbie Travers worked with SON students Aniesha Dukkipati and Heather Lauria on the study “The Impact of Visualization Dashboards on Quality of Care and Clinician Satisfaction: Integrative Literature Review” which was published in the April-June issue of JMIR Human Factors. The aim of their literature review was to identify gaps in past studies and inform future research into the use of dashboards visualizing electronic health record information for health care providers.