Four SON faculty members — Marianne Cockroft, Jean Davison, Shawn Kneipp, and Sonda Oppewal — have been named Distinguished Public Health Nurses in North Carolina. They are among 100 recipients selected by a review committee of Public Health Nursing (PHN) peers from across the state to receive the 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses in NC award. “Being selected is a tremendous distinction and demonstrates that you stand out as a leader in our nursing specialty, ” wrote the PHN selection committee, congratulating each recipient on this well-deserved recognition. A listing … Continued
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Louise Fleming who will become our assistant dean for the undergraduate division and programs effective January 1, 2020. We are delighted and thankful to have Louise’s dedication, knowledge and talents brought to bear for the students and faculty of our oldest academic program. And we remain grateful to Dr. Anita Tesh who currently serves as assistant dean for the UG programs for giving us the time to ensure a seamless transition in leadership in advance of her retirement at the end of 2019. Thanks for your service, … Continued
Kudos to Associate Professor Jean Davison, who submitted the winning proposal for the 2019 Bill and Mary Lou Booth Community Service and Outreach Award. The purpose of her project is to provide health services to farmworkers through the NC Farmworkers Project Mobile Health Clinic under the Office of Rural Health. The goals are to: Provide health screenings and health outreaches to farmworkers in Eastern Carolina to assist in health recovery from Hurricanes Florence and Michael during the April – October 2019 agricultural season. Define and disseminate best practices for nurse practitioners … Continued
Each year a group of Carolina Nursing students join peers in UNC’s other health professions schools to head to the North Carolina coast on their spring breaks, but the goal is neither rest nor relaxation – it’s service learning. For a decade now, these students have devoted their time off to the citizens of Tyrrell County, a small county in the Northeast corner of the state that is relatively under-resourced when it comes to the dedicated health and health-care resources needed for a healthy population. Carolina’s health affairs schools have … Continued
Assistant Professor Louise Fleming will be serving a two-year term on the Committee on Fixed-Term Faculty beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. She was highly recommended for this role by the UNC Faculty Nominating Committee. The Committee on Fixed-Term Faculty consists of nine members of the voting faculty appointed by the chair of the faculty. Seven of the members are fixed-term, and two are tenured. The committee addresses concerns and makes policy recommendations on matters specific to fixed-term faculty members, including, but not limited to, working conditions, status, and … Continued
On April 27th, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Walters and undergraduate students Chloe Boyd, Gabriela Valchanova, Dina Louis and Suzie Crothers spent the afternoon working with the Carolina for the Kids foundation at a “Movie Night” themed event that Dr. Walters helped organize. Before a showing of Bedtime Stories, pediatric inpatients and outpatients at UNC Hospitals were treated to crafts, games, dancing, and visits with princesses and superheroes provided by Moment of Magic. Through the help of these SON volunteers, those patients who were unable to attend the event in person had the … Continued
Assistant Professor Rhonda Lanning, who also serves as the program coordinator for UNC Hospital’s volunteer doula program Birth Partners, was featured in the 2019 Women’s Issue of Chapel Hill Magazine. Check out the full article on page 66 here!
LeVine Wellness Associate Professor Cheryl Giscombe and Statewide AHEC Liaison Mary Schuler presented at the Southern Regional AHEC Faculty Development Workshop last month on issues related to compassion fatigue, incivility in nursing and self-care among nurses.
Congratulations to Carolina Nursing faculty who were recently elected to serve in UNC’s faculty governance! Our representatives are: Deb Mayer and Hudson Santos who will serve on the Faculty Council; Meg Zomorodi, who will serve on the Faculty Executive Committee; and Anna Beeber, who will serve on the Financial Exigency and Program Change: Health Affairs Committee. For a full list of the results of the 2019 Faculty Election, please click here. Thanks for serving our University in this way!
Kudos to Associate Professor Rhonda Lanning who represented the School of Nursing at a recent panel on the Ethics of Health Care Abroad, sponsored by UNC’s Center for Global Initiatives. The event focused on preparing Carolina Firsts (first-generation college students at UNC) and students from underrepresented backgrounds for first-time international travel. Dr. Lanning likewise learned last week that her proposal to redesign her large enrollment APPLES service-learning course has been funded for $5,000. “The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) received a record number of proposals this year from faculty members … Continued