Allen, Marquez and Palmer Visit First Quality Manufacturing Plant

On June 5-6, 2018, doctoral students Elizabeth Allen and Celine Marquez traveled with Umphlet Professor Mary H. Palmer to State College PA to visit the First Quality manufacturing plant in Lewistown, PA. Dr. Palmer and the School of Nursing have an ongoing relationship with First Quality through the First Quality Bladder Health Initiative, which they established here in 2017 in addition to a number of other initiatives the company has funded at the SON, including a graduate nursing scholarship and the 2016 conference Advancing Quality of Life in Vulnerable Populations: The First Quality … Continued

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Grimes Presents at NC Communicable Disease Conference

Jessica Grimes, who graduated from our DNP program in May, presented her DNP Project on “Depression Screening in the STD Clinic” at the NC Communicable Disease Conference held in Wrightsville Beach in May.. Dr. Jean Davison chaired the DNP Project and her committee members were Drs. Mary Lyn Piven and Susan Little from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

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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.

Britton Study Examines Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Diagnosis and Management Among Women of Reproductive Age

New research demonstrates that diabetes is increasingly common in young adults and disproportionately affects women of color. In a new study published in the Journal of Women’s Health, Laura Britton, PhD Candidate, BSN, RN demonstrated that there were significant racial/ethnic variation in the rates of diabetes and level of diabetes management among women 24-32 years of age. Notably, the rate of diabetes among black women was more than three times that of white women in this age group. “I have a background in women’s health, so I’ve been concerned about the … Continued

Shalala Predicts Golden Age of Nursing, Urges Swagger to 2018 Graduates

On Saturday, May 12, the UNC School of Nursing hosted its 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony in the Dean E. Smith Center on a beautiful, if warm, spring evening in Chapel Hill. Dean Nena Peragallo Montano presided over the ceremony, which featured Dr. Donna Shalala, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration, as keynote speaker. “I strongly believe a golden age of nursing is right in front of us if we seize this moment,” Shalala told the 279 graduating students and their loved ones. “It will … Continued

Sheffield Speaks at March of Dimes Preconception Health Conference

Hats off to Jonas Scholar and T32 Predoctoral Fellow Karen Sheffield who spoke last week at the March of Dimes Preconception Health Conference held in Raleigh on May 3. Her talk was on Stress, Psychological Distress and Self-Care Among Perinatal African American Women.

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2018 Kemble Lecture & Sherwood Retirement

QSEN 2.0: Deepening the Impact was the topic of the 2018 Elizabeth L. Kemble Lecture, held Monday, May 7 at the Carolina Inn. It was the second of two talks the Carolina Nursing community were treated to on Monday by Dr. Jane Barnsteiner, PhD and Dr. Joanne Disch. The Kemble Lecture was established to honor the first dean of the UNC School of Nursing. Elizabeth L. Kemble is recognized for her pioneering work in establishing the first collegiate school of nursing in North Carolina and for her sustained contributions to … Continued

SON Holds 3rd Annual Astrike Symposium

The 3rd Annual Charles and Colleen Astrike Symposium on Health Care Solutions was held Monday morning, with speakers Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, leading an engaging discussion on fair and just culture in nursing—a culture that encourages and rewards people for speaking up about safety-related concerns, thus allowing the information to be used for system improvement. The symposium was established by the family of Charlie and Colleen Astrike to honor the lives and memory of their parents and to inspire high-level discussion about patient safety … Continued

Recent SON Publications

Well done to the following faculty and students who had papers published recently! SON Faculty members Shawn M. Kneipp, Todd A. Schwartz, Sheila Santacroce, Hudson P. Santos Jr., and Ruth Anderson recently had their paper “Trends in Health Disparities, Health Inequity, and Social Determinants of Health Research” published in Nursing Research. Professor Julee Waldrop had her editorial “Preventing Gun Injuries and Deaths is a Professional Responsibility” recently published in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners.  

Womxn of Worth

The Womxn of Worth (W) Initiative at UNC Chapel Hill strives to create a positive network and sense of community for self-identified womxn of color. Five nursing students attended the Womxn of Worth conference April along with Dr. Ashley Leak Bryant and Dr. Coretta Jenerette April 14. The faculty and students are in the MENTORS2 program and are listed from left to right, Dr. Coretta Jenerette, Ebahi Ikharo, Cherise McManus, Rebecca Harris, Victoria “Gabby” Romero, Charity Lackey, and Dr. Ashley Leak Bryant. This was an excellent opportunity for out students … Continued

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