Cromeens receives UNC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Kudos to Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens who has received a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2019-2020 from The Graduate School of UNC. The award was made based on the quality of her research and for her progress toward the completion of her PhD. The fellowship will allow her to devote herself full-time to completing her dissertation.

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Baker leads UNC’s CLARION team to 2nd place in national competition

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Maureen Baker, who lead UNC’s interprofessional CLARION team to 2nd place in this year’s national case competition. This year marks the 15th year of the national CLARION case competition in which interprofessional teams of health affairs students from universities around the US compete for the Premier Richard Norling Scholarship Awards. Seventeen universities participated in 2019; the students presented their proposed solutions for a health care case focused on homelessness in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Way to go, Dr. Baker!

Brooks, Giscombe, Mitchell present at 5th annual Women’s Health Awareness Day

Assistant Professor Jada Brooks and LeVine Wellness Associate Professor Cheryl Giscombe joined graduate student Rhea Mitchell and SON alum Rachell Davis in presenting a two-part Behavioral Health Session on the social determinants of mental health and anxiety disorders at the 5th Annual Women’s Health Awareness Day. The event was sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services, North Carolina Central University and the Durham Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc, a public service organization. The NIEHS Director and the mayor of Durham were in attendance. Additionally, Dr. Giscombe was … Continued

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UNC’s Executive Diversity Council Contributes Generously to Jessica’s Cupboard

Tremendous thanks to Assistant Professor Lisa Woodley and the UNC Executive Diversity Council (EDC) on which she serves, for their generous donation to Jessica’s Cupboard, the School of Nursing’s free pantry for students in need. Several hundred pounds of food, toiletries, and other donated supplies were dropped off at the School of Nursing by members of the EDC earlier this month. The donation was the result of continued efforts throughout the spring semester between members of the Diversity Council, nurses in units throughout UNC Hospitals, and Dr. Woodley. “This wonderful … Continued

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Salomon, Sheffield Named STTI Rising Stars

PhD students Karen Sheffield and Becky Salomon have been chosen as Rising Stars of Scholarship and Research and invited to present posters on their dissertation research at Sigma Theta Tau International’s (Sigma) 30th International Nursing Research Congress, 25-29 July 2019, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Karen’s poster will be entitled “Perspectives of Stress and Self-Care Among Perinatal African American Women: Implications for a Mindfulness-Based Intervention.” Becky’s poster will be entitled “Minimally-Invasive Methods of Examining Biological Changes in Response to Chronic Stress: A Scoping Review.” Congratulations to Karen and Becky!

Mentoring mixer brings alumni and students together to keep nursing strong

Students are more successful when they have role models – and they can find a room full at a mentor mixer designed to help students at the UNC School of Nursing connect with alumni in the working world. The mixer is a networking event sponsored by the UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Undergraduate Governance Council as part of their Get Hired series to help students transition to professional careers. “This is an opportunity for students to meet our alumni and learn about different work experiences, discover different … Continued

Hillman Scholars Spring Achievements

Harry Adynski and advisor Hudson Santos PhD RN recently published Adynski’s undergraduate honors thesis entitled “Predictors of psychological distress in low-income mothers over the first postpartum year” in Research in Nursing and Health. The article is currently available online in early access form and will appear in the June printed issue. Martha Grace Cromeens received an Interdisciplinary Inquiry Grant for her project entitled “Interdisciplinary Training in Qualitative methods for Inquiry into the Pathways of Diagnosis of Endometriosis Cassandra Dictus will be replacing fellow Hillman Scholar Sallie Allgood as a Partnerships in … Continued

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Beek poem published in Health and Humanities Journal

Kudos to MSN FNP student Terra Beek, who had her poem “Pause” published in the spring issue of Health and Humanities Journal. Well done, Terra! *Pause Pause. Finely pressed scrubs? Check. Brand spankin’ new stethoscope? (do I wear it around my neck? nah, pocket is fine.) Check. Pharmacology pocket book? Check. Nervous? Check… Knock, knock. No answer. –A pause. I lift my hand to knock again when I hear— “Come in,” a faint, barely audible voice echoes. I open the door. There is a solitary ray of light. I stiffen … Continued

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Carlton receives Governors Institute Scholarship

Lynwood Carlton, a student in the Psychiatric-Mental Health graduate program, was a recipient of the Governor’s Institute Scholarship to attend the 2019 Addiction Medicine Conference, which took place March 21-March 23, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Congratulations Lynwood!

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Horrell Receives 2019 UNC Graduate School Horizon Award

Hats off to doctoral student, Lindsey Horrell, whose research project, “Enhanced Communications to Reduce Burden of Chronic Disease” was selected to receive a 2019 Horizon Award from The Graduate School at UNC. You can read more about Lindsey’s project in The Graduate School’s announcement here. Horizon Awards recognize outstanding graduate student research that directly contributes to the educational, economic, physical, social or cultural well-being of North Carolina citizens. The recognition comes with a $500 cash award. Horrell will be recognized at The Graduate School’s annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration on … Continued