Soltis-Jarrett Keynote at ANEW Way Forward Symposium

Ross Distinguished Professor Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Assistant Professor Leslie Sharpe and a group of nurse practitioner students traveled to New Jersey in early June to attend the ANEW Way Forward: Innovations in Interprofessional Training Using Integrated Behavioral Health Models in Primary Care symposium Soltis-Jarrett was a keynote speaker at this inaugural one-day symposium that fosters a collaborative learning community for researchers and practitioners in behavioral health and primary care settings. Bethe Wilhelm (DNP student), Carolyn Danielle Battle (MSN student), Liz Downey (MSN Student), and Natasha Kenan (MSN student) attended with Sharpe and Soltis-Jarrett … Continued

Qan’ir published in Oncology Nursing Forum

Congratulations to doctoral student and research assistant, Yousef Qan’ir, whose paper “An Integrative Review of Management of Androgen Deprivation Therapy-Associated Hot Flashes in Men with Prostate Cancer” was published in the July issue of Oncology Nursing Forum.

Cromeens receives F31 funding to study endometriosis diagnoses among women

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Mary Grace Cromeens who was awarded $72,000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study the pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among women of different socioeconomic statuses and races. The funding will permit Cromeens to examine the behavioral and environmental factors that influence the recognition of symptoms of endometriosis among a diverse sample of women, along with the ways they maintain health and seek help along their path to receiving their diagnosis. Cromeen’s study aims to address a gap in the research regarding the experiences, … Continued

2019 Oncology Nursing Fellows Recognized at Luncheon

The 2019 UNC Lineberger, Sylvia Lauterborn and Warren Trent Piver Oncology Nursing Fellows were recognized at a luncheon in their honor on Friday, June 21. This year’s fellows are Bekah Friday, Celina Jimenez, Hayley Nusser and Gabriela Valchanova. The fellowship program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences, working closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials, and best practices in … Continued

Davison Receives 2019 Booth Community Service and Outreach Award

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

POCUS Interest Group Holds First Event

The newly formed Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Interest Group held their Discovery Day event on May 21. Experts from Sonosite attended the event to demonstrate how POCUS can be used by nurses to help their patients. Topics included identifying vascular structures and watching cardiac and OB scans on live models. Soft tissue foreign bodies were identified using simulation materials. More events are planned throughout the summer. Email pocus@unc.edu for more info.

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Students spend spring break in service in Tyrrell County

SON students in Tyrell County for service trip

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

SON presents to UNC Trustees

On Thursday, May 30th, Dean Nena Peragallo Montano was joined by students Becky Fitzula, a Hillman Scholar and recent BSN graduate, and Karen Sheffield, a doctoral candidate and T32 Fellow, to present to the UNC Board of Trustees about the work and service taking place by the state’s flagship school of nursing. Read more about their presentation on unc.edu.

DNP Alum Heather Johnson completes year as IPE Geriatrics Fellow

DNP graduate Heather Johnson was among four health professionals to make up the 4th cohort of UNC Interprofessional Geriatrics Fellows which ended the 2018-19 year on May 6. For more on her experience and work as an IPE Geriatrics Fellow, please see the story on the website of the UNC Center for Aging and Health.

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BSN Student Sharpe Receives Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship

Congratulations to Latesha Sharpe who was one of seven undergraduate students to receive a 2019 Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowship from UNC Global. Latesha will travel to Tanzania as part of an interprofessional trip providing assessments, health education and treatments to villages in East Africa. Additionally, she will explore the how culture, nutrition and lifestyle affect cardiometabolic health in East African communities and the applicability of this research to African American populations in the United States. Please read the full story here.