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Apr 25
2016
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and the ADAPT Center, which is a National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health funded Center of Excellence, presents the "Researcher Spotlight: Cognitive Science in Chronic Illness" on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the School in Pearson 1014. Managing the symptoms of chronic illness is often complicated by diminishing cognitive abilities. Consideration of diverse perspectives in cognitive science - social sciences, behavioral measurement, biology/genetics, nursing - can inform interventions and transform care...
Apr 22
2016
  • News
  • Student Achievements
DUSON Student Spotlight highlights the diverse background of our nursing students and their personal stories of dedication, leadership, perseverance and academic or community achievements. DUSON shines a spotlight on DNP student Monika Duitch from Rochester, MN. Duitch will graduate in May 2016. Q: What would people be surprised to know about you? A: I originally started out in my undergrad as a religious studies major.  Q: What is a cause you're passionate about? A: Improving patient care with implementation research. Focused on shared patient decision making.  Q: Tell us about a project,...
Apr 22
2016
  • Announcements
MSN student Andrea Shaul wanted to tell her March of Dimes story and how their services including programs, activities and sometimes financial support helps families who give birth to premature babies. Here's Andrea's story... I have four grand babies, two of which who were premature. My first granddaughter was born at 29 weeks gestation. While in the hospital receiving care she contracted meningitis, coded once, was resuscitated, and life-flighted to another hospital's NICU. It was always an uphill battle, but not only did she complete it, but at three years and nine months, she is growing...
Apr 22
2016
  • Announcements
The March for Babies walk is one week away and DUSON has been leading the march when it comes to fundraising.  Last Friday, DUSON held a bake sale with an option for people to also leave donations. With that more than $500 was raised in one day. As of Monday, April 18, DUSON is leading the Duke University & Health System fundraising with $6,340. Thank you to all those who provided sweet treats for the bake sale and for those who've been busy raising money.
Apr 22
2016
  • Announcements
  • University and Health System
The below messages are important messages from Duke University and Duke University Health System... Out-of-State Programs Review Process When Duke University and Duke University Health System departments are planning to establish out-of-state programs and activities, various organizational and individual reporting, withholding and compliance requirements accompany each one. Failure to comply can result in penalties to Duke and/or its employees. Accordingly, a review process will be established and approval will be required before launching a new out-of-state program. For this purpose, an out-...
Apr 22
2016
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Mariam Kayle was selected by the Graduate and Professional Student Council General Assembly to serve as the student representative for the 2016-2017 Duke University Board of Trustees Medical Center Academic Affairs Standing Committee. Congratulations Mariam!
Apr 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Karin Reuter-Rice has had a very busy Spring season. She published two articles recently. An article entitled "Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: The 2014 Practice Analysis" in the February issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care. She will also have an article published entitled "Rethinking Recovery: Incorporating Holistic Perspectives in Post-Stroke Care" in the January/February 2017 issue of the Holistic Nursing Practice. In addition to her publications, Reuter-Rice made two presentations. The first was at the 45th Critical Care Congress for the Society of Critical Care Medicine...
Apr 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Karin Reuter-Rice and Jennifer Dungan recently presented for the Duke AHEC Scholars to introduce them to Genomics. Reuter-Rice presented on "Genomics and Inheritance" and Dungan presented on "Pharmacogenomics." Both Reuter-Rice and Dungan had an opportunity to do some experiential learning that fostered application of the concepts. According to Reuter-Rice, the students were incredibly insightful and ethusiastically engaged with the topics. The faculty members even had time to share their journeys of becoming nurses and researchers. DUSON alumni Alicia Gonzalez and several AHEC program...
Apr 22
2016
Duke University School of Nursing welcomes Alicia Holloway to the DUSON family!  Holloway will be working with the Research and Compliance Core of the Center for Nursing Research. She will be working with Dr. June Cho on the testosterone and cortisol levels in infants study.
Apr 22
2016
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Carmen Shaw recently was an invited panelist at the Carolinas Nursing Research Symposium in Concord, NC. She spoke on technology and caring as it relates to nursing and patients.
Apr 22
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Jennie De Gagne was awarded an "Honourable Mention"for her project "Innovative Teaching: Using Multimodal Strategies to Engage Students in the Online Learning Environment." The award has a global reputation and has selected winners from diverse disciplines in that each entry must meet the five criteria of student engagement and community building, communication, learning materials and strategies, learning outcomes and assessment, and learner support. She will be recognized at the Open Apereo Conference in May 2016.
Apr 22
2016
  • Other Items of Interest
Keeping you informed of non-Duke related news, events and opportunities... Southeast Area Health Education Center:  Pain Management Focus on Quality & Safety - Friday, May 6 Modeling Professional Development - Friday, June 3 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Health Datapalooza - May 8 to May 11 Charlotte AHEC: Assertiveness Training for Women in Healthcare - Wednesday, June 1 AMIA: 4th Annual Student Design Challenge - Submissions due June 30
Apr 22
2016
  • University and Health System
Recent news from around the University and Health System... Duke AHEAD: Teaching in the Presence of Patients - Wednesday, April 27  Duke Community & Family Medicine:  Grand Rounds w/ Dr. Annette DuBard - Wednesday, April 27 Grand Rounds: Centering Pregnancy - A New Apporach to Prenatal Care, May 16 Duke School of Medicine:  Continue the Conversation about Race: Privilege, Tuesday, April 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Learning Hall, Trent Semans Center Save the Date - Clinical Research Day at Duke, Thursday, May 19 Save the Date - 1st Core Dday, Wednesday, May 18 (RSVP by April 30)...
Apr 21
2016
  • News
A mix of anxiousness, nervousness and excitement filled room 1103 at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) last week as five contestants stood before a panel of shark investors to present their projects that could enhance the quality of life for patients and bring pioneering methods to clinical practice, education and research. “We strongly encourage our faculty and students to think of innovative ways to improve health care for our nation,” said Keith Whitfield, PhD, vice provost for Academic Affairs for Duke University and professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and research professor...
Apr 15
2016
  • News
DUSON Student Spotlight highlights the diverse background of our nursing students and their personal stories of dedication, leadership, perseverance and academic or community achievements. DUSON shines a spotlight on DNP student Rebecca Donahue from Midland, TX. Donahue will graduate in May 2016. Q: What would people be surprised to know about you? A: I am a military spouse, so I move every 2-4 years, which makes advancing my education and career difficult. But it has been a wonderful lifestyle that has forced me to be outgoing, adventurous, and flexible. In the 10 years I have been an RN I...
Apr 15
2016
  • Other Items of Interest
Keeping you informed of non-Duke related news, events and opportunities... Southeast Area Health Education Center: Pain Management Focus on Quality & Safety - Friday, May 6 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Health Datapalooza - May 8 to May 11 AMIA: 4th Annual Student Design Challenge - Submissions due June 30
Apr 15
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
Katherine Pereira, Alison Edie and DNP alumni Sage Davis co-author article entitled "A Peer-led Diabetes Education Program in a Homeless Community to Improve Diabetes Knowledge and Empowerment" in the April issue of the Journal of Community Health Nursing.
Apr 15
2016
  • University and Health System
Recent news from around the University and Health System... Duke Center for Autism: The SAP Autism at Work Program - Transforming a Business, Transforming Lives, Thursday, April 21 Duke AHEAD: Teaching in the Presence of Patients - Wednesday, April 27  Duke Community & Family Medicine: Grand Rounds w/ Dr. Annette DuBard - Wednesday, April 27 Duke Fitness Center: Duke Employees Receive 50% Off of Initiation Fee until May Duke School of Medicine:  Save the Date - Clinical Research Day at Duke, Thursday, May 19 Save the Date - 1st Core Dday, Wednesday, May 18 (RSVP by April 30) Duke Latino...
Apr 15
2016
  • DUSON in the News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu publishes article entitled "Association Between Oral Health and Cognitive Status: A Systematic Review" that has garnered national and international media attention: Does Maintaining Oral Health Slow Cognitive Decline? by Medscape News & Perspective Improved oral health could slow cognitive decline by Denistryco.uk
Apr 15
2016
  • Announcements
Harvard School of Public Health are in need of young female and male nurses to participate in an entirely web-based study entitled the "Nurses' Health Study 3." Former study participant Chief of Staff Diane Uzarski previously participated in the study and states that with her cohort is was a great opportunity for young nurses to help further women's health. The group are looking to enroll more than 100,000 RNs, LPNs and nursing students born after January 1, 1965. The study will follow a large group of nurses over many years to contribute to groundbreaking research on lifestyle, environment,...

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