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 Aging Program (PiAP) Fellow with Dr. Cherie Rosemond. She has been invited as one of 30 representatives from the UNC campus and surrounding community to participate in the inaugural UNC Partnerships in Aging Consortium Think Tank.

Ebahi Ikharo has been offered a position as a summer fellow with IntraHeath International, a Chapel Hill based non-profit dedicated to expanding public health capabilities in developing countries. Her abstract “Acute Effect of Electronic Hookah Smoking on Endothelial Function in Young Healthy Male Adults” has been accepted for poster presentation at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando.

Mary Killela and Kelly Tan have had their abstract “Use of Fundraising on Social Media to Offset Costs of Childhood Cancer” accepted for a poster presentation at Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer conference in June in San Francisco.

Charity Lackey has been selected to participate in the 2019 Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research (G-SOAR) Program at the National Institutes of Health.

Alasia Ledford’s abstract “Home-Based Mental Health Interventions within Home Visiting Programs: A Systematic Review of the Literature” has been accepted for presentation at Academy Health in June 2018. She also received an Interdisciplinary Inquiry Grant for her project “Exploring the intersection of Implementation research, mixed methods, and qualitative data synthesis.”

Esita Patel’s abstract “Differences in the Number of Services Provided By Advanced Practice Nurses and Physicians in Ambulatory Care Visits” has been accepted for a poster presentation at the 2019 Annual Research Meeting, June 2-4 in Washington, DC. Esita has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with Drs. Elizabeth Stuart and Brendan Saloner at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Victoria Petermann has accepted a predoctoral fellowship at the Cancer Control Education Program at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC Hospitals. She will begin during the summer of 2019.

Kelly Tan had her project “titled “Positive psychological states and stress responses in caregivers of adults receiving an allogeneic bone marrow transplant” funded by the Hillman Advancing Early Research Opportunity Fellowship. Kelly is a T32 predoctoral trainee and is funded by an F31.