Beeber Receives Hillman Innovation in Care Program Grant

Assistant Dean and Professor Linda Beeber has received a Hillman Innovation in Care Program grant to support the national launch of a newly developed Mental Health Innovation (MHI), as part of Nurse-Family Partnership®. This will be the first U.S. home-visiting program with an integrated mechanism for mental health care, and will help low-income, first-time mothers with debilitating levels of depression and anxiety. Hillman funds will support implementation and evaluation to enable Nurse-Family Partnership to integrate much-needed behavioral health care throughout its nationwide network of more than 264 implementing agencies. The … Continued

Leeman Article Published in Implementation Science

Professor Jennifer Leeman had her article, “Beyond ‘implementation strategies’: classifying the full range of strategies used in implementation science and practice” published in the November issue of Implementation Science. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Categories: Faculty, Research

Doctoral Student Jung Presents at ASCO Oncology Symposium

Ahrang Jung, doctoral student at UNCSON, presented her poster, Predictors of Quality of Life in Non-muscle-invasive bladder Cancer Survivors, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego in October. Well done, Ahrang!

Categories: Research, Students

Kimball Manuscript Published in Geriatric Nursing Journal

Congratulations to RWJ Future of Nursing Scholar Amber Kimball who had her article “Amplified hearing device use in acute care settings for patients with hearing loss: A feasibility study” published in Geriatric Nursing Journal. Way to go, Amber!

Categories: Research, Students

Opioid Student Research Group Interest Meeting

Please join us for the first interest meeting of the OPIOID STUDENT RESEARCH GROUP WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 1PM-2PM in Rosenau 133 We want to: Build up the capacity of UNC opioid research Identify the support needed from students to do research Apply an equity lens to think critically about racism and other -isms in the context of opioid use Engage with individuals outside of the academic setting on opioid-related issues All disciplines are welcome! LUNCH PROVIDED courtesy of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Student Guest Speakers • Apostolos Alexandridis: … Continued

Nance Article Published in Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Jennifer Nance, BSN, RN, whose article “Hematopoitic Stem Cell Transplantation” was published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Jennifer graduated from the BSN program in May, is currently working at UNC Hospitals as a Clinical Nurse I, and will return to the Hillman Scholars program summer 2018. Great work, Jennifer!

Categories: Alumni, Research

Britton Poster Award Eligible

Great work to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton whose poster “Contraception use patterns among women with prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and diagnosed diabetes (P53)” was among the highest-scored posters at this year’s North American Forum on Family Planning and is now eligible for an award. Congratulations, Laura!

Categories: Awards, Research, Students

Giscombe Co-PI on $1.9 Million Grant

Congratulations to Cheryl Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, as she will serve as co-principal investigator on a new HRSA grant called UNC-PrimeCare, in collaboration with the UNC School of Social Work. The $1.9 million grant will provide 20 second-year MSN PMHNP students with funding to engage in interprofessional didactic and clinical experiences with MSW students in rural and underserved settings in NC.

September Is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

This month, help us raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): a genetic, life-long illness that researchers estimate affects 90,000 to 100,000 Americans. Though the average life expectancy for those living with the disease has more than tripled since the 1970s, there’s still more work to be done, as SCD patients’ needs are often overlooked by healthcare professionals and the public. UNC-Chapel Hill is home to the UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, and our own Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN is a member of the team. If you would like to … Continued

Categories: Faculty, Research

Khairat Obtains R21 Grant to Study Teleconsent

Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Saif Khairat, PhD, whose joint project with colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina was recently fundedby the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to improve the recruitment of participants for clinical trials and studies through the use of telemedicine technology. The two-year study, on which Khairat is co-investigator, received $238,125 in NIH funding to evaluate the advantages, feasibility and impact of teleconsent, whereby clinical trial participants may meet virtually with trained research personnel through a video feed to learn about and consent to that … Continued

Categories: Awards, Faculty, News, Research