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Nov 17
2017
  • Alumni Achievements
PhD alum Dennis Flores was recently awarded a Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation's Hillman Emergent Innovation Program grant for his proposal entitled "Parents ASSIST, a program to help gay, bisexual, and queer (GBQ) teenage boys avoid HIV and other sexually transmitted infections by equipping their parents with communications skills to have affirming and supportive discussions with them." Parents ASSIST will offer skill-building techniques for parents and help them overcome perceived impediments to communication with their sons, and may be the first project to present GBQ topics and...
Nov 17
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda was recently awarded a Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation's Hillman Emergent Innovation grant for her proposal entitled "A smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) among young adult Latino immigrants" was chosen to receive a grant. Latino immigrants in the United States are disproportionately affected by IPV, defined as physical, sexual, or psychological violence between current or former romantic partners. The app, Culturaciόn: Cultura y Relaciones Intimás (Culture and Intimate Relationships), addresses the risks and protective factors for IPV...
Nov 17
2017
  • Staff Accolades
William Falls recently submitted his iPhone photography to GuruShots, a website where photographers can share their photography and enter contests. Four of his photos came in 27th place out of 88,408 photos submitted from around the world. GuruShots offers photographers a fresh and captivating way to share their passion, talent and insight with fellow enthusiasts from across the globe. 
Nov 15
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Staff Accolades
Eun-Ok Im, Wonshik Chee and their research team delivered four presentations at the American Public Health Association 2017 annual conference in Atlanta, GA. Their research team includes postdoctoral associate Sangmi Kim and others from the TICAA research team. Their presentations include: "Practical issues in developing and evaluating a culturally tailored technology-based cancer pain management program for Asian American breast cancer survivors," "Racial/Ethnic-Specific Factors Influencing Cognitive Symptons of Midlife Women," "Clusters of Midlife Women by Cognitive Symptoms: Racial/Ethnic...
Nov 15
2017
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Ethan Cicero recently presented a poster at the 2017 National Transgender Health Summit in Oakland, CA. The poster was entitled "Transgender Population Health: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Methodological Considerations." Co authors include Susan Silva, Beth Merwin, Janice Humphreys and experts from Harvard. 
Nov 15
2017
  • Announcements
As the holiday season quickly approaches, please note that Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. The exterior and interior electronic doors will be locked starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. The building will not re-open until 6:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 27. Faculty, staff and students will need to use their Duke ID badges to enter the building and/or suite doors during this time.  In addition, please note the following office hours for the respective areas of DUSON for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24. ...
Nov 15
2017
  • University and Health System
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received a $12.8 million, 30-month grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a system capable of halting viral pandemics within 60 days. The program, called DARPA Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3), seeks to combine expertise in virology, immunology and clinical manufacturing to rapidly identify and respond to disease outbreaks such as SARS, pandemic influenza and Zika before they spread widely. (Read More)
Nov 15
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Beth Phillips recently presented a poster at the Sigma Theta Tau International 44th biennial convention in Indianapolis. Her poster was entitled "An Exploration of the Role and Responsibilities of Associate Deans in Schools of Nursing." 
Nov 15
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf was recently awarded the Researcher Recognition Award at the 2017 annual conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). This award recognizes an individual, group or organization who has made significant contributions through research affecting the quality of life of individuals living with and affected by HIV disease, and the quality of care nurses provide to people living with HIV disease. Relf's research focuses on the psychosocial aspects of HIV with a special interest in HIV-related stigma. He, or as a member of a team, has been funded by the National...
Nov 15
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf recently presented two key note addresses at the University of Rwanda, College of Nursing and Midwifery's 2nd International Nursing Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. At the pre-conference on Articulating Nursing's Agenda for Achievemen tof the SDGs in Africa, Relf delivered a keynote entitled "Preparing Nurse Leaders to ADdress the Sustainable Development Goals." During the conference, Relf delivered a presentation entitled "Nurses, Nursing, and the SDGs: Owning our Disciplinary Future."   
Nov 15
2017
  • Announcements
Tuesday, Nov. 21: Yoga Class 11:30 a.m. in Pearson 1140. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis.   Thursday, Nov. 23: Strength Class Due to Thanksgiving Holiday, no class will be held today.   Upcoming LIVE FOR LIFE Programs There is still time to register for Maintain Don’t Gain! See flyer for more information. To register for the program, please click here.    
Nov 15
2017
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Hanzhang Xu recently presented a poster at the American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California. Her poster presentation was entitled "Self-reported Health Status and 30-Day Hospital Readmission in Cardiovascular Disease." Co-authors include Bradi Granger and experts from the Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Duke Office of Clinical Research. 
Nov 14
2017
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
Duke University School of Nursing students, faculty and staff recently gathered together to express gratitude and enjoy a community-wide potluck luncheon with fellowship and fun. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of DUSON Friendsgiving.
Nov 14
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Charles Vacchiano and Susan Silva recently published an article entitled "Characterization of bilateral frontal lobe cerebral oxygen saturation in patients with mild traumatic brain injury" in Nursing Outlook.  Abstract:  Background: There is clear evidence of the potential for long-term neuro behavioral and cognitive sequelae following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Although the source of these persistent behavioral and cognitive issues is unclear, several studies have suggested a cerebral vascular disorder is a likely contributor. Purpose: Measure and compare cerebral blood oxygen...
Nov 13
2017
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been awarded a 2017 “Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing” award by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN). The award recognizes DUSON’s significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, providing men a supportive educational environment, and educating faculty, students, and the community about the contributions men have made and continue to make to the nursing profession. The 42nd annual conference took place at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada from Sept. 21-23. Duke's American Assembly for Men in Nursing (DAAMN)...
Nov 13
2017
  • University and Health System
The Call for Abstracts for the 13th Annual DukeHealth Patient Safety and Quality Conference is now open. Abstracts can be submitted here: 2018qualityconferenceabstractsubmissionsite Deadline for submission is Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 by 5 p.m. No late abstracts will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Gordon at cynthia.gordon@duke.edu or 919-691-3906.
Nov 13
2017
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
  • Student Achievements
Duke University Nursing School's Beta Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society recently volunteered for a Habitat for Humanity build day. Students and nurses came together to build the floor of a house, some even learning to hammer and use a saw for the first time. The house the team worked on is being built by Duke Health, and the chapter hopes to revisit the house in the spring to help finish the project for the owner-to-be. Some of the volunteers include: Jessica Mentzer, Elizabeth Paul, Terren Wortham, Jean Hanson and Kathy Trotter
Nov 13
2017
  • Research Announcements
Kudos to Ryan Shaw and his entire team for the submission of their Duke CTSI application entitled: "Line Snugglers: Central Venous Catheter Line Covers." This proposal requests funding for a one-year period with a start date of May 1, 2018.  Critically ill patients often have many therapeutic connections at the bedside that can easily become disorganized and tangled – known as ‘spaghetti syndrome.’ This can lead to contamination, physical harm to patients, nurses’ confusion, and a physical hazard that increases the risk of falls for both nurses and patients. Recently, a nurse in the Duke...
Nov 13
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Susan Schneider recently presented at the annual Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Conference in Ottawa, Canada. Her presentation was entitled "Leading and Building Oncology Nursing through National Societies." 
Nov 13
2017
  • Research Announcements
Kudos to Isaac Lipkus and his entire team for the submission of their NIH R21 application entitled: "Exploring Reactions to Health Warnings on Waterpipe Tobacco Ads." This proposal requests funding for a 16-month period with a start date of July 1, 2018. Waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) is increasing in the United States among young adults exposing them to its many health risks. This increase is partly to due to product and social allure advertisements from commercial entities (e.g., waterpipe bars, cafes) that portray WTS as a fun social activity while masking its harmful effects. The...

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