DNP Students Lauria and Kraft Selected as NC-LEND Trainees

Congratulations to Heather Laurie and Caroline Marie Kraft, both students in the DNP program, for being selected as trainees in the prestigious North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) program in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the CIDD is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary leadership training at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels, as well as interdisciplinary services and care. The training program welcomes students from a variety of disciplines, including Audiology, Child Psychiatry, Family, Genetic … Continued

Waldrop, Beeber, Ledford Published in Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Photo of Julee Waldrop

Kudos to Dr. Julee Waldrop, who with Dr. Linda Beeber and Hillman Scholar Alasia Ledford, authored the article “Developing a Postpartum Depression Screening and Referral Procedure in Pediatric Primary Care” that was recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Ledford’s Honors thesis “Implementing Screening for Postpartum Depression in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: A Review of the Literature” contributed significantly to the article. Great work, all!

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UNCSON Receives Prestigious RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars Grant

Once again, sizable matching private donations from Carolyn London, BSN ’56 and the Carl Swisher Foundation help bring the grant to Carolina Nursing   The UNC School of Nursing is once again among a select group of schools of nursing to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs.  The 31 selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. … Continued

Wu and Berry Publication Accepted in Journal of Advanced Nursing

Congratulations to doctoral student, Grace Wu, and Professor Diane Berry who had their publication “Impact of weight stigma on physiological and psychological health outcomes for overweight and obese adults: A systematic review” accepted by the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Further congratulations to Grace, who also had her research “Weight stigma in relation to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, binge eating, and acculturation among overweight and obese Asian-Americans” accepted for an oral presentation at the 21st Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference on February 26–27, 2018.

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Hubbell, Waters Present at NCNA DNP Symposium

Last week, Assistant Professor Sara Hubbell and DNP student Elizabeth Waters presented at the North Carolina Nurses Association’s DNP Symposium held in Greensboro. Dr. Hubbell presented on Spiritual Care for Inpatient Nurses, while Waters presented on Antibiotic Stewardship in the Pediatric ER. The conference was held by the NCNA’s DNP Council, which is chaired by Associate Professor Jean Davison.

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!

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NINR Calls for Applications for Graduate Partnerships Program Fellowships

The National Institute of Nursing Research is seeking PhD doctoral nursing students interested in advancing their basic or clinical research careers by becoming an NINR Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) Fellow starting Fall 2018. To be considered eligible, applicants must complete all doctoral coursework no later than August 2018. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET December 1, 2017. Letters of recommendation are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on December 7, 2017. For more information, including additional eligibility criteria, visit or contact Dr. Pamela Tamez, NINR Division of Intramural Research Acting … Continued

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Schroer Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa

Hats off to BSN student, Amanda Hallbrooks Schroer, on her initiation into the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this semester! The ceremony will be held on November 6 at the Friday Center. Well done, Amanda!

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Carey, DeSarro Receive Research Awards for Honors Projects

Congratulations to BSN student Allison DeSarro and KaRae’ Carey, both of whom have received Research Awards toward their honors thesis research projects. KaRae’ received the Tom and Elizabeth Long Research Award to support her project entitled “The Lived Experiences of Minority Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.” Allison received the Gillian T. Cell Senior Thesis Research Award to support her project entitled “Innovation in Practice: Training Doulas to Support Cesarean Births to Achieve Improved Outcomes.” Well done, you two!

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ANS Hosts Fall Blood Drive Nov. 3rd

The Association of Nursing Students (ANS) will be hosting our fall BLOOD DRIVE on November 3rd!! Our blood drive last spring was a huge success and we hope you will help make this one a great success too!!  To Donate: –> Type “UNC” to find the blood drive –> Sign up!!!  Have you ever donated blood and got tired of reading the education materials and answering health history questions? Well now you can speed up the process by using RapidPass! On the day you are scheduled to donate (November 3rd) you can go to fill out the questions (it … Continued

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