Muthoni Presents Poster at APHA

2nd year PhD student, Carolyne Muthoni, presented a poster entitled “HIV Prevention Interventions for Young Women in the Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review” at the American Public Health Association Meeting this week in San Diego, CA.  

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Hillman Scholars Adynski, Dictus Receive Small Grant Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to Hillman Scholars Gillian Adynski and Cassandra Dictus who were recently named recipients of Hillman Small Grant Fellowship Awards. Adynski received an Advancing Early Research Opportunities Grant for her work “Qualitative Analysis of Namibian Nurses’ Perceptions of Job Demand and Job Resources After Undergoing Nurse Initiated management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (NIMART) Training.” Dictus received an Interdisciplinary Inquiry Grant for her work “Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) Immersion.” Well done, both!

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Four BSN Students Receive Undergraduate Research Awards to Support Honors Projects

Congratulations to undergraduate students Stephanie Betancur Grondona, Jennifer Na, Molly Rippe and Morgan Van Den Eynde, each of whom received research awards from Honors Carolina to support their senior honors thesis research projects. Stephanie received the Sarah Steele Danhoff Undergraduate Research Award for support her project “How Does Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Impact the Quality of Care Provided by Registered Nurses to Latinx Adults wtih Cancer During Their Hospitalization?” Jennifer received the Gillian T. Cell Senior Thesis Research Award to support her  project “Doula Facilitated Continuous Labor Support for Incarcerated Women.” … Continued

Britton Published Twice, Successfully Defends Dissertation

A double round of applause to Laura Britton who has had two papers accepted for publication. Her dissertation paper, “Contraceptive use among women with prediabetes and diabetes in a US national sample” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. She has also had “Comorbid Hypertension and Diabetes among U.S. Women of Reproductive Age: Prevalence and Disparities” accepted by the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. Britton is mentored by Dr. Diane Berry and is a Hillman Scholar, a T32 Fellow, and a Jonas Scholar. She … Continued

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MSN Student Beek Has Poem Published

Terra Beek, BSN ’15, a master’s FNP student and staff nurse at UNC Hospitals Emergency Department had her poem (below) accepted for publication by UNC’s Health Humanities Journal. The poem appeared in their fall 2018 issue. Congratulations Tara! To the patient in the blue gown in room 74 To the patient in the blue gown in room 74—               Did you know today would be the day? Faded blue jeans, a red striped shirt, tossed on the floor, All at once a panic, a flurry … Continued

UNC Health Care Case Competition — IPE Opportunity

Dear Graduate students, GREAT IPE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU Please see this announcement of the healthcare case competition sponsored by the Kenan-Flagler Business School. The UNC Healthcare Case Competition is an interdisciplinary event, paring health affairs graduate students with graduate students from the Business School to develop novel solutions to real world problems in a friendly and fun environment. This is a great venue for students to showcase leadership, critical thinking and creativity while networking with other future health care leaders. This year, graduate students from up to six top-tier universities … Continued

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UNC RIPHI Receives Honorable Mention at Nexus Summit Conference

The UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI) team, overseen by SON Assistant Professor and UNC Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education, Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, was presented with an honorable mention of the 2018 George E. Thibault, Nexus Award at the recent Nexus Summit Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on July 31, 2018. The Nexus Summit is sponsored by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The award celebrates exemplary interprofessional practice in the US and honors those who are thinking and acting differently to allow education and practice to … Continued

Alumna Leaves Legacy for Graduate Education and Research

In the late 1950s Barbara Williams Madden was among the first students to enroll in Carolina’s MSN program. Now generations of our graduate students will benefit from her generosity. Barbara, (MSN, ’60) came to Carolina after graduating from Boston Children’s Hospital School of Nursing, and Teachers College, Columbia University,  attracted to the fledgling graduate program at UNC by then-Dean Elizabeth Kemble’s national reputation. Barbara became one of the country’s first providers of care to patients suffering from polio and went on to teach her methods in over 40 states and … Continued

Doctoral Students Brown, Emmanuel Invited to Participate in NC LEND

Hats off to Sheila Brown and Crisma Emmanuel who have been invited to participate in the The North Carolina Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NC-LEND) program at the Carolina Institute for Development Disorders this academic year. As participants, Brown, a DNP-PNP student (USAF) and Emmanuel, a Hillman Scholar and PhD student, will receive interdisciplinary leadership training to prepare them to assume leading roles by ensuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence with the goal of improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities. Goals of the NC-LEND include: … Continued

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Royster Scholar Wu Presents at International Continence Society Annual Meeting

Chen Wu, second year PhD student and Royster Scholar, presented a short oral presentation entitled, “Does biofeedback optimize the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercises on stress urinary incontinence in women? A systematic review” on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the 48th annual meeting of the International Continence Society. “She gave an excellent 3-minute presentation that was followed by four minutes of questions from an international audience,” said Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging, Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF.  

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