NINR Visits UNC, SON Researchers Present

On Tuesday February 12, the NINR visited UNC. Over 80 researchers from the Triangle and Piedmont attended the conference, which was held at the Friday Center. Faculty members Ruth Anderson, Diane Berry, Cheryl Giscombe and Mark Toles joined PhD student, Rebecca Salomon, in presenting as part of a panel about “The Life of an NIH Reseracher.” It was a fabulous day of networking.

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House receives SON’s first Tri-Service Nursing Research Grant

Congratulations to doctoral student Sherita House, who is the School’s first to be awarded the Tri-Service Nursing Research Grant for her study entitled “Healthcare providers’ relational coordination, job satisfaction and retention.”

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Hillman Scholar Charity Lackey Selected to 2019 NIH G-SOAR Program

Hats off to Hillman Scholar Charity Lackey, who has been selected to participate in the 2019 Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research (G-SOAR) Program at the National Institutes of Health. The program will begin June 3rd and will continue through August 9th. The goal of G-SOAR is to give participants the opportunity to work full-time in a state-of-the-art research environment learning modern research techniques. G-SOAR interns meet once a week on the Bethesda campus for a supplementary curriculum designed to develop tools and skills needed to succeed both in research and … Continued

Adaptive leadership can aid providers in treating patients with chronic hepatitis C

Kenan Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson, RN, PhD, FAAN, has co-authored research showing that the Adaptive Leadership for Chronic Illness Framework can be helpful when treating patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) – a population which faces particularly difficult challenges in terms of adherence to medications and management of symptoms. “Clinical Encounters and Treatment Initiation for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients: Applications of Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness” was published online January 17, 2019 in SAGE Open. Adaptive leadership is a well-known problem-solving framework and set of leadership … Continued

Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder?

The UNC Opioid Student Research Group presents Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder? January 23, 2019 Noon-1:00 p.m. Michael Hooker Research Center 3005 Register at: tiny url.com/yaa39mrg Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for opioid use disorder reduces the risk of overdose mortality. Nevertheless, OAT remains vastly underutilized, even as deaths from opioid overdoses continue to devastate communities. Alex will present a study of whether Medicaid expansion increased use of OAT and the extent to which provider capacity constraints limited the effect of expansion on … Continued

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McCollum Receives Quick Response Grant

Hats off to PhD student Meriel McCollum who was recently awarded a Quick Response Grant from the Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado Boulder for her study “Hurricane Florence in South Carolina: Hospital Staff Experiences of the Evacuation Work Environment by Job Role and Job Level.”  

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Inaugural Dhillon’s Gift Recipients Present their Work

Britt Pados, PhD ’15, RN, NNP-BC, and Reina Tan, MD have presented projects that received funding from Dhillon’s Gift, a fund established by Professor Bev Foster in memory of her grandson, Dhillon Jordan Shah, to support students pilot projects aimed at treating or preventing congenital heart defects. Tan presented “Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies aor Cardiac Implantable Electrical Device Infections in Pediatric Patients” at Heart Rhythm Society 39thScientific Sessions this past May in Boston. Additionally, her abstract was published in Heart Rhythm, Vol. 15, No. 5, May Supplement 2018. Assistant … Continued

UNC features new BBL Director, Dr. Patricia Silveyra

This fall, associate professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Dr. Patricia Silveyra was appointed director of the Biobehavioral Lab. It’s been a busy semester for Dr. Silveyra and her team — they welcomed another new team member, research specialist Dr. Chongben Zhang, and launched a new website for the lab. Silveyra joined the SON from Penn State University, where she started her career as basic and translational science researcher. Silveyra received her Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, followed … Continued

Yeo Receives NC TraCS Pilot Grant

Hats off to Professor SeonAe Yeo who recently received a $2,000 Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from NC TraCS for a project titled “Validation of ActiGraph and ActivPal in Assessing Sedentary and Light Activities with Obese Pregnant Women” that she is conducting with Assistant Professor Lee Stoner of UNC’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science. A summary of the funded study follows: Few studies report the benefits of light physical activity (LPA) in pregnant women, despite the reported benefits in a high-risk subgroup of women with preeclampsia. This study is … Continued

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Brooks featured on NIMHD Site

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jada Brooks, PhD, MSPH, RN, whose research on environmental and mental health effects on heart health in women is the feature story on the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities website. Check out the feature here. Way to go, Dr. Brooks!