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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Alderman Receives 2018 Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman who was selected from among 63 nominated faculty and professional advisors on UNC’s campus to receive this year’s Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence. A committee reviewed 237 individual nominations submitted by undergraduate students in the spring term, giving weight to both the number of nominations each individual advisor received, as well as to the strength of the student statements The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences on August 13. Congratulations on this well deserved … Continued

Britton Accepted to AAN’s Jonas Policy Scholars Program 2018-2020

Kudos to Hillman Scholar Laura Britton, BSN, RN, who was recently selected from among a highly competitive pool of doctoral and post-doctoral students across the U.S. to participate in the American Academy of Nursing’s Jonas Policy Scholar Program as a member of its 2018-2020 cohort. She has been assigned to the Women’s Health Expert Panel based on her outstanding record of scholarship, leadership and productivity. The Jonas Policy Scholars Program is an initiative of the American Academy of Nursing to recruit highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a … Continued

Tan Receives F31 Funding to Study Stress Responses in Caregivers of Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar and T32 Predoctoral Trainee Kelly Tan who was awarded nearly $62,000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study the positive psychological states and stress responses in caregivers of adults receiving an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. The funding will permit Tan to examine trends in stress, health, biological data and positive psychological states of caregivers during the peri-transplant period. Outcomes from her project will support future work on chronic stress in the context of caregiving and lead to hypothesis generation. At least 2.8 million unpaid caregivers … Continued

Schultz and Woodley awarded Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarships

UNCSON PhD student Michael Schultz, BSN, RN, and assistant professor Lisa Woodley, MSN, RN, have received Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) scholarships. Michael is the recipient of the Henry B. Spencer Scholarship. Michael’s dissertation explores the relationships of mindfulness, interoception (the sense of the internal state of the body), and stress to type 1 diabetes self-management among late adolescents and young adults. The broad goal of this quasi-experimental study with biobehavioral and mixed methods is to better understand the relationships of mind, body, and behavior to design and implement novel interventions … Continued

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Sheffield Selected for NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD Students

Congratulations to PhD student Karen Sheffield who was selected to participate in the 2018 NIH Clinical Center’s Clinical and Translational Research Course for PhD students which took place earlier this month. The two week course included a didactic curriculum offered at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and a week-long specialized experience designed by the participant, including career and research consultations, and investigator meetings within the NIH community.  

Luncheon Held to Honor Oncology Nursing Fellows

Article originally published by UNC Lineberger on June 22, 2018. Elizabeth Baldwin, Michael Lowry, Robert “Bob” Lauterborn and Morgan Van Den Eynde at the luncheon on June 20. UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC School of Nursing held a luncheon to honor undergraduate nursing students Elizabeth Baldwin, Michael Lowry and Morgan Van Den Eynde, who just completed their UNC Lineberger-Sylvia Lauterborn Oncology Nursing Fellowships. UNC Lineberger Director Shelton Earp, MD, the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research at the UNC School of Medicine, and UNC School of Nursing Dean Nilda Peragallo … Continued

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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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