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Jan 19
2017
  • University and Health System
Mark your Calendars for Upcoming Grant Deadlines: February 1, 2017: Collaborative Research Travel Grants - The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions.  Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions.  All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.  Applicants with a doctoral degree in the...
Jan 18
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Oermann provided the education lecture entitled "Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship: What Competencies do you need?" for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing Lectureship series. She was also the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Board of Nursing Day of Discussion and New Hampshire Action Coalition Summit. Her speech presented evidence to guide teaching and assessment in nursing education.
Jan 18
2017
  • Staff Accolades
Staff members Angie Keith and Julie Cusatis were selected for the 2017 Duke Leadership Academy. The academy offers emerging leaders from across the university the opportunity to participate in a unique 12-month development initiative based on teh Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics leadership model. The curriculum includes a focus on leadership and management styles and behaviors to implement strategy. Participation in the program is highly selective based on nominations by Duke’s vice presidents and deans.  Those selected to participate are exposed to senior level leaders and...
Jan 18
2017
  • Student Announcements
  • Other Items of Interest
Nursing Students Without Borders along with Curamericas Global offers nursing students an alternative spring break and an opportunity to jumpstart your nursing degree! Join DUSON for a service learning trip to Guatemala during March 10 - 19, 2017 for spring break. During the trip, students work alongside community health workers in rural indigenous communities to provide health outreach and services as well as training for project staff. Students will reside in the rural mountains of Guatemala’s northwest region, where poor socio-economic conditions, lack of education for women, and limited...
Jan 18
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Ryan Shaw recently published a letter to the editor entitled "Wearable Technology and Long-Term Weight Loss" in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article was co-authored by Corrine Voils, PhD, with Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Jan 18
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Ashlee Vance and her mentor Debra Brandon were awarded a $2,500 grant from the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurses. The grant will support Vance's dissertation project investigating how parents develop confidence in caring for their infant who have a complex chronic condition. She will begin enrollment for her study in early spring.
Jan 18
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Research Announcements
Jennifer Dungan received pilot grant funding for her study entitled "Female-specific genomic risk score prediction of acute coronary syndrome: a pilot study" from the Precision Health Collaborative Grant RFA. She will work with collaborators Dr. Xuejun Qin from computational biology and Abanish Singh from behavioral medicine to accomplish the aims of generating a female-specific genetic risk score based on her earlier discovery work in genome wide association studies, and testing the association of the genomic risk score with females’ risk for acute coronary syndrome among the Duke CATHGEN...
Jan 18
2017
  • Student Announcements
  • Other Items of Interest
Good nutrition and overall wellness play an important role when taking on a rigorous course load such as that of nursing students. CNA Classes has partnered with experts in the fields of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness at major universities including Ohio State University, Ohio University and Fairmont State University to produce the Nursing Student Guide to Fitness, Nutrition and Overall Wellness. This guide covers a wealth of information including action items and tips for making nutrition, fitness and physical and mental well-being a top priority. Experts weigh in with their first-...
Jan 18
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Debra Brandon was selected to receive the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke Graduate School. A committee of senior deans and students representing the major disciplines of the Graduate School selected Brandon from a highly competitive pool of nominees to receive the award, which recognizes graduate faculty who exhibit a consistent record of good mentoring practices. The award criteria includes: Promotes successful completion of students’ research and degree programs by monitoring progress and offering honest, constructive feedback when needed or sought Commits to...
Jan 18
2017
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
  • University and Health System
Duke students from all levels and schools are invited to preview the new Bass Connections projects for 2017-2018. Applications will open on January 24 and run through February 17 at 5:00 p.m. Bass Connections bridges the classroom and the real world, giving students a chance to roll up their sleeves and tackle complex societal challenges alongside faculty from across Duke. Working in interdisciplinary research teams, students at all levels collaborate with faculty, postdocs and outside experts on cutting-edge research that spans subjects and borders. Most Bass Connections project teams engage...
Jan 18
2017
  • Staff Accolades
Staff member Nicole Fleming joined the Student Services team effective January 6 as the student services coordinator. In her new role, Fleming will work with records and registration, MAT Planner and assisting with graduation. Prior to her new role, she worked as the MSN admissions officer for three years. Fleming earned a bachelor of arts from Peace College and a master of science from East Carolina University.
Jan 18
2017
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Joyell Arscott was selected to receive the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke University Graduate School. A committee of graduate deans, faculty and graduate students selected Arscott from a highly competitive pool of nominees to receive the award, which recognizes graduate students who have a consistent record of good mentoring practices. The award criteria includes: Recognizes the natural talents and acquired skills of undergraduates and early-career graduate students and connects them with colleagues who can help them assess and pursue a relevant and...
Jan 18
2017
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
  • University and Health System
The Duke University Office of Global Affairs has opened a new call for proposals for funds up to $25,000 for research projects, courses, conferences or related activities that touch upon Brazil, India and East Africa. Duke has significant research and expertise in Brazil, India, and East Africa. Wishing to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and establish strategic partnerships in these regions and countries, the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) will award grants to faculty members for new projects in these countries/regions, or on topical projects that may touch upon one or more of these...
Jan 13
2017
  • Other Items of Interest
Keeping you informed of non-Duke related news, events and continuing education opportunities... Mid-Carolina AHEC: Understanding Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapy: An Update for Nurse Practitioners, January 24, 2017 South East AHEC: NICU Nursing Certification Review Course, March 23-24, 2017 Charlotte AHEC:  ​Register Now! NC Health Professions Diversity Conference and Health Professions Recruitment Seminar, March 22-24, 2017 8th Annual You Bought the Manikin, Now What? Best Practices in Simulation Education, March 30 - 31, 2017
Jan 13
2017
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Valerie Sabol publishes article entitled "Promoting Older Adult Physical Activity Throughout Care Transitions Using an Interprofessional Approach" in the January issue of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Other co-authors include experts from Rush University in Illinois and Duke University School of Medicine. Abstract: The nurse practitioner plays a key role in monitoring and improving physical activity and function of older adults. Physical activity is an essential component of care management for all older adults, even those who are frail with multimorbidities. All physical activity, no...
Jan 13
2017
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
A huge thank you goes out to the entire DUSON community who collected more than 400 caps/hats for children who are undergoing cancer therapy at Duke and UNC. Congratulations to Margie Molloy who graciously and generously donated 124 caps for the campaign. Molloy won two tickets to a Duke Men's Basketball game for later this month.  
Jan 13
2017
  • Announcements
DUSON is continuing to advance the support of our people and environment as part of the strategic plan implementation. An important element of the People and Environment focus has been increasing transparency of decision making with staff and faculty. One of the implementation teams, led by Angie Keith and Deb Brandon, recently made a recommendation to have minutes from all Executive Committee meetings shared on a larger scale. Members of the executive committee agreed and meeting minutes will be shared with staff and faculty. The minutes will be housed on the ‘S’ drive in the “Executive...
Jan 13
2017
  • Student Announcements
The Chancellor’s Service Fellowship is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. The Fellowship program is designed to provide health services to underserved populations by facilitating opportunities for students to: Serve – Fellows are expected to engage their chosen community with a well-designed and measurable project aiming to improve a specific facet of health or health awareness. All fellows are expected to demonstrate depth of understanding of the community’s needs as well as a genuine desire to...
Jan 13
2017
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
With a new semester beginning, comes an opportunity for you to join DUSON in meeting our goal of becoming the most fit school of nursing in the nation. How can you join? Each semester, teams of faculty, staff and students will virtually race together to get DUSON to one of our global clinical immersion experience sites and back. The six to nine week races will be an opportunity to have some fun and be active! This spring semester DUSON Strong Will Race to Saint Vincent! This country is where our students have worked with the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Health, Wellness and...
Jan 12
2017
  • Staff Accolades
Congratulations to the members of the SAWAC team: Raymond Brisson, Najla McClain, Stefanie Conrad, Laverne Myers, Bonita Douglas, Julie Yamagiwa, Rometa Summerlin, Will Falls, Nanika Rhodes, and Denise Williams on being recognized for their Commitment to Excellence. This staff recognition program celebrates staff who demonstrate the highest standards in their commitment to supporting our mission, vision and values. We thank all of those staff members who consistently demonstrate excellence in what they do for our School community. Click here for more information about the program and how to...

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