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Oct 29
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu has been appointed as the Chair of the Mentoring Committee at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) as of November 2014. GSA is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 26,000 individuals in 115 countries. Mentoring is one of the core activities that the GSA conducts.
Oct 29
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Tracey Yap is the new Chair-elect of the Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders.
Oct 29
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Janet Bettger was an invited presenter at the World Stroke Congress in Istanbul, Turkey to speak on "Collaborative Stroke Care: Home-based Interventions for Post-acute Rehabilitation."
Oct 29
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Rachel Richesson gave an invited talk entitled "Using Patient Registries and EHRs Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes in Rare Diseases" at the NIH-sponsored international scientific conference on Expanding Boundaries of our HAE (Hereditary Angioedema) Knowledge in Bethesda, Md., Oct. 24-26, 2014.
Oct 27
2014
  • Staff Accolades
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Nancy Dias and postdoctoral associate Jinhee Park are among the 25 nurse researchers nationwide to receive a total of more than $240,000 in research grants from the American Nurses Foundation's 2014 Nursing Research Grants (NRG) Program. The title of Dias' proposal was "Trajectories of Parental Bereavement Challenges and their Health Risks: A Case-based Mixed Methods Study," and it has been funded by Hildegard E. Peplau Scholar and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation. The title of Park's proposal was "Sleep-Wake State and Feeding Competency in Very Preterm Infants," and...
Oct 22
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
Paula Tanabe and Annie Schmelzer, ABSN '13, co-authored an article entitled "Safety of an ED high-dose opioid protocol for sickle cell disease pain" that has been published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Oct 22
2014
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Melody Wilkinson was quoted in the article "As US HIV Rates Steady, DC Stays on Top of List" published in Georgetown University's newspaper The Hoya on Oct. 21.
Oct 22
2014
  • Announcements
  • University and Health System
Given the rapidly changing national and international response to Ebola, Duke University and Duke Medicine have established a centralized information resource to provide ongoing updates to employees, students, patients and other members of the Duke community. The Ebola Resources website (http://sites.duke.edu/ebolainfo) will be updated regularly with new information regarding Duke's Ebola preparations, plans and policies. The site features updates from Duke Medicine leadership, information session announcements, videos with Duke Medicine infectious disease experts sharing the latest...
Oct 21
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Catherine Gilliss has been selected to participate in the first cohort of Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), a year-long program created to provide an opportunity for personal reflection and intellectual exploration to exceptional leaders who are interested in reinventing and redirecting their careers toward roles with a social impact. Read More
Oct 21
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
Chuck Vacchiano is the senior author for the recent publication entitled "A theoretical mathematical model to estimate blood volume in clinical practice" in the journal Biological Research for Nursing. The other authors are at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, including Ken Wofford, PhD '12.
Oct 21
2014
  • Announcements
Thursday, November 13, 2014On Thursday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Lee Shulman, Immediate Past-President of the Carnegie Foundation, will present "Interprofessional Collaboration: Value and Vision" in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. This event co-sponsored by Duke AHEAD, Duke University School of Nursing Institute for Educational Excellence and Duke Office of Graduate Medical Education is open to all faculty, students and staff interested in health professions education. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Register at dukeahead.duke.edu.Friday, November 14, 2014The...
Oct 21
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf is one among eight alums from five decades to be honored as the 2014 class of Distinguished Alumni at South Dakota State University (SDSU) for distinguished leadership in the SDSU community and beyond. He will receive prestigious recognition from his alma mater for his accomplishments and achievements. He joins 318 other alumni as part of the Sherwood O. Berg Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor.
Oct 20
2014
  • Announcements
  • University and Health System
Duke employee donations directly support local non-profits The Community Care Fund — the most popular giving category of Doing Good in the Neighborhood — supports an annual competitive grant cycle for non-profits from across the Triangle. As Duke employee donations to the category have grown, so has the impact of the grant program. Fifty-five outstanding non-profits applied for funds during the 2014 grant cycle this summer and fall. A review team of Duke employees pored over the proposals, and 34 non-profits have been awarded grants totaling more than $145,000. Applicants were asked to...
Oct 17
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Brigit Carter, PhD, RN, CCRN, represented the Duke University School of Nursing and the Health Equity Academy at the 2014 SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) National Conference in Los Angeles, California, October 16-18. The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. This year’s conference theme was Creativity, Vision & Drive: Toward Full Representation in STEM.
Oct 16
2014
  • Announcements
On Nov. 1, 2014, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, several speakers—including DUSON faculty members Cristina Hendrix and Meg Carman—will present strategies that have been developed to holistically care for individuals’ physical needs and mental well-being and promote spiritual healing. The Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation (PNAAF), Inc. is the sponsor of this educational activity being presented by the Philippine Nurses Association of North Carolina, which has applied for 6.0 contact hours. The PNAAF is a...
Oct 16
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Frank Titch has been appointed to chair the Equipment and Technology CPC Core Module Recognition Panel by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. The panel is responsible for reviewing Continued Professional Certification (CPC) module content to ensure it meets instructional design requirements.
Oct 16
2014
  • News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Five Duke University School of Nursing faculty members are being inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing at their national conference October 16-18 in Washington, D.C. Constance Johnson, Robin Knobel, Katherine Pereira, Karin Reuter-Rice and Charles Vacchiano join a Duke family of 25 other FAANs in advancing the profession of nursing. “We are proud of Constance, Robin, Kathy, Karin and Chuck for being selected for this honor. They are being recognized for their expertise and strong leadership in their specialty, as well as their potential for continued contributions to nursing...
Oct 16
2014
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing is now ninth in the country in the amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research, among 63 other schools of nursing receiving NIH funding, according to new federal data. This is the highest NIH standing for the Duke School of Nursing, moving up two places from last year. As of October 2014, the School has received $4.24 million in research funding from the NIH. “The entire school community takes incredible pride in the research that is being conducted by investigators at Duke School of Nursing,” said Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of...
Oct 15
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Rachel Richesson presented a poster entitled "Coverage of Rare Disease Names in Clinical Coding Systems and Ontologies and Implications for Electronic Health Records-Based Research" at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology held in Houston, Texas, October 6-9, 2014.
Oct 15
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Donna Biederman and Michelle Hartman co-chaired a focus group on health for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant Final Transformation Plan for Southeast Central Durham. Hartman said, "We were honored that they asked us to participate in the process. We were grateful for the opportunity to include DUSON ABSN students who were able to participate in the McDougald Terrace Health Fair and collect data during two of the listening sessions." According to the CNI “Transformation Plan Draft: Attachments” document, "Community stakeholders and partners were an integral part of...

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