Publication and presentation roundup — September 2023

The latest scholarly work from the UNC School of Nursing

Carolina Nursing faculty, staff and students are actively sharing their research findings on critical health care topics through publications in academic journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

Take a look at the selection of publications and presentations below to learn more about how Carolina Nursing experts are advancing health for all by addressing the greatest health care challenges of our time.

Please note that the following list was compiled based on information submitted by our researchers and is categorized into presentations and publications.

Have a publication or presentation to share? School of Nursing faculty, students and staff can submit publications and presentations here to be included in the next roundup.


Values Assessment Tools in Advanced Cancer: A Clinical Literature Review

Sarah Durbin Weaver, MSN ’22, led a recently published literature review on Values Assessment Tools to determine whether existing values assessment tools can improve awareness of treatment-related decisional values in patients with advanced cancer. The review was published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Currently a practicing NP at Pinehurst Clinic, Sarah received support conducting the literature review and writing the manuscript from Shreeya Singh, BSN, RN ’22, as well as lead FNP faculty, Dr. Leslie Sharpe, School of Medicine faculty, Dr. Daniel Reuland and her MSN project advisor, Dr. Lorinda Coombs.


GPAT1 activity and abundant palmitic acid impair insulin suppression of hepatic gluconeogenesis in primary mouse hepatocytes

Research specialist, Dr. Chongben Zhang attended the Gold Research Conference (GRC) for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lipids in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Dr. Zhang did a poster presentation entitled “GPAT1 activity and abundant palmitic acid impair insulin suppression of hepatic gluconeogenesis in primary mouse hepatocytes”. Over 150 scientists from all over the world attended the conference. During the five-day conference the participants reported and discussed various sub-disciplines of lipid biology with a focus on the regulation of the structure and function of lipids and lipid metabolizing enzymes in signaling and metabolism.