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Sep 11
2014
  • Announcements
Throughout the fall semester, Duke will celebrate Queer History on campus with prominent speakers, art exhibits, film screenings and much more. Queer history is Duke history. All are invited to join the celebration! Visit http://queerhistory.duke.edu/ to find out more.
Sep 11
2014
  • News
The Duke University School of Nursing Health Equity Academy is recruiting its next cohort of students! The Health Equity Academy (HEA) is a federally-funded nursing workforce diversity project committed to the development of minority nurse leaders with an understanding of and commitment to addressing the relationship between social determinants of health, health access, health disparities and health equity. "The students who are selected for this program are certainly academically strong," said Brigit M. Carter, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor and HEA Director. "In addition, we are...
Sep 11
2014
  • News
  • Student Achievements
The Duke University School of Nursing has selected Cesar Garcia Aviles as its University Scholar for 2014-2015. Aviles is pursuing his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. As a University Scholar, Aviles will receive full tuition and the opportunity to participate in professional seminars and other gatherings where scholars share ideas and network across academic disciplines. The University Scholars Program was designed to stimulate an interdisciplinary, intergenerational community of scholars. It was created in 1998 by the Office of the Vice-Provost of Interdisciplinary Studies with a gift...
Sep 11
2014
  • Announcements
September 18 - 267:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Duke University Hospital Flu Vaccination ClinicLocation: In front of the Duke Hospital Atrium CafeteriaBring your Duke ID badge. September 18 & 197:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Duke Regional Flu Vaccination Clinic Location: Employee Occupational Health and Wellness, 2nd level hallway between Hospital and Watts BuildingBring your Duke ID badge. September 20 & 21 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Duke Raleigh Flu Vaccination Clinic Location: Atrium Main Dining HallBring your employee ID badge. September 22 - 26 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Duke University Hospital Employee...
Sep 11
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Susan Schneider presented "Implementing NCCN® Guidelines into Practice" at the 18th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN) in Panama City, Panama.
Sep 10
2014
  • DUSON in the Media
  • Student Achievements
North Carolina Health News has posted an article about DNP student Leslie Sharpe and the clinic she runs in Snow Camp entitled "A Trailer, Electricity and a Nurse Practitioner Might be the Future of Primary Care in Rural Areas."  
Sep 10
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Robin Knobel has published a paper entitled "Role of effective thermoregulation in premature neonates" in Research and Reports in Neonatology.
Sep 10
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Valerie Sabol has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Shirley Novosel Award sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Society. The Shirley Novosel Award was established in 1996 in memory of Penn State nursing alumna Shirley Novosel, a past president of the Nursing Alumni Society, and recognizes a Penn State Nursing alumnus or alumna who has made a significant contribution in the field of nursing. She joins a very elite group of only 17 alumni – less than one tenth of one percent of Penn State's nursing alumni – who have received this special award.
Sep 09
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Meg Carman presented on "Management of Complex Wounds in the Emergency Department" for the Cardinal Chapter Emergency Nurses Association Annual Education Conference.
Sep 09
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Janet Bettger co-authored a paper with a D43 Fogerty postdoctoral fellow, Xun Tang, PhD, from Peking University Health Science Center on "Neighborhood socioeconomic status and the prevalence of stroke and coronary heart disease in rural China: A population-based study" in the International Journal of Stroke (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25088683/).
Sep 09
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Ruth Anderson and Kirsten Corazzini have published an article entitled "Adaptive leadership and person-centered care: A new approach to solving problems" in the September/October 2104 issue of the North Carolin Medical Journal.
Sep 09
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Eleanor McConnell has published an article entitled "Improving dementia care through behavioral interventions" in the September/October 2014 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.
Sep 08
2014
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Nancy Dias and her sponsor Debra Brandon have received an award for her American Nurse Foundation (ANF) proposal entitled "Trajectories of Parental Bereavement Challenges and Their Health Risks: A Case-based Mixed Methods Study." This award is for a one-year period, awarded September 1, 2014-August 31, 2015. This project was awarded at $8,869 for the one-year project period.
Sep 05
2014
  • Student Achievements
Postdoctoral associate student Jinhee Park and her sponsor Debra Brandon have received an award for her American Nurse Foundation (ANF) proposal entitled "Sleep-Wake State and Feeding Competency in Very Preterm Infants." This award is for a one-year period, awarded September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015. This project was awarded at $4,955 for the one-year project period.
Sep 05
2014
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Tracie Gadler is this year’s Scripps Health Working Mother of the Year and will be recognized for her many accomplishments at the 2014 Work Life Congress gala dinner in New York City. She will also be listed in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine with fellow Working Mothers of the Year and profiled on www.workingmother.com.
Sep 05
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
The National League for Nursing (NLN) has selected Dr. Terry Valiga to receive their prestigious Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education. This award is given to a member of the NLN who: demonstrates leadership through scholarly activities, has made outstanding contributions as a leader in nursing education, merits national or international acceptance for encouraging creative interactions with students from diverse backgrounds, serves as a role model and mentor for junior faculty, and publishes scholarly works that advance nursing education knowledge. Terry’s nomination was...
Sep 04
2014
  • Announcements
We are looking for volunteers who want to come and talk to ABSN students in N502: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention about a personal health behavior and risk. We are looking for volunteers from the DUSON community and outside of the DUSON community. For your time and effort we will provide you with a $15 gift card to a local retailer. You will need to be available for 90 minutes—from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.—on one of the dates listed below to discuss a specific health behavior: 11/13 – If you are a current smoker. 11/20 – If you currently do not exercise more than 150 minutes per week. If...
Sep 03
2014
  • News
The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Program in Rwanda, one of the largest health reform initiatives undertaken by a single country, has entered its third year, and several faculty members who were recruited to represent Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) deployed in August. Designed to address Rwanda’s shortage of highly qualified physicians, nurses, midwives and other health care workers, this multi-million dollar project aims to build the health education infrastructure and workforce necessary to create a high quality, sustainable health care system in Rwanda. This collaborative...
Sep 03
2014
  • Student Achievements
  • Research Announcements
Postdoctoral associate Abby Schwartz and her sponsor Cristina Hendrix have received an award for her Reed Foundation/Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund proposal entitled "Cultural Influences on the Needs of Older Informal Cancer Caregivers." This award is for a one-year period, awarded September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.

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