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Aug 28
2015
  • Announcements
Read more about the DUSON 2015-16 Fight the Flu CampaignGet your free flu vaccination CONVENIENTLY in the Atrium at DUSON!Tuesday, September 8 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, September 9 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.More LocationsSeptember 21 - November 3Every Monday-Friday7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed Wednesdays from 12 to 2 p.m. starting Sept 28th)Duke ClinicEmployee Occupational Health & WellnessRed Zone, Basement LevelBring your Duke ID badge.September 17 - 257:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Duke HospitalFront entrance of Atrium cafeteriaBring your Duke ID badge.September 28 - November 3Every Monday-...
Aug 28
2015
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  • Student Announcements
Looking for the perfect career? Consider career options in the exploding field of Health Informatics (HI). You do not want to miss the 2015 HI Career and Internship Fair/Symposium hosted by five of the state's prominent universities in the field. For more information, go to Partners. The industry's leading employers will discuss the incredible opportunities available in health informatics from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 at North Carolina Central University. Register today to attend this free public event and learn more about opportunities for internships, employment and education...
Aug 28
2015
What is a Thankathon? An event where SON and SOM student volunteers call donors to thank them for their gifts to scholarships When? Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, one- to two-hour shifts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Why Volunteer? It's a way of "paying it forward." Donors love to hear from students and are appreciative of a student thanking them for their gift. Please contact Cheryl Belcher or call (919) 385-3152 to volunteer for a one- to two-hour shift.
Aug 28
2015
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  • University and Health System
The Informatics Research Seminar Series is sponsored by Duke University and a collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, UNC-Charlotte and ECU. This series explores key areas in Health Informatics and includes: research results; overview of programs of research; basic, applied and evaluative projects; and research from varied epistemological stances. Click here to view the schedule.
Aug 28
2015
  • Announcements
The end of September is the Triangle's time for celebrating all things LGBT!  NC Pride will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, and the members of our school's LGBT & Ally organization, Spectrum, would like to extend two opportunities for DUSON to partner with the LGBT community in Durham and celebrate! The first opportunity is the Durham Pride 5k. We would like to form a DUSON team to represent and support the community! The second opportunity is to support and represent DUSON as we walk together in the Pride Parade! If you are interested in either/both opportunities, please contact Jennifer...
Aug 28
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Beth Merwin is among the fourth class of nursing deans and academic leaders who have successfully completed the AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership Program. Click here to read the full article.
Aug 28
2015
  • News
Her advice to nurse researchers is simple: “Do what you are passionate about, and it will sustain you through the rejections and setbacks until you achieve your goals and the success that you desire.” Throughout her more than 40-year career, Diane Holditch-Davis has followed that advice. On August 31, she steps down from the role of Associate Dean, Research Affairs for the Duke University School of Nursing and begins her transition toward retirement at the end of December. Holditch-Davis came to DUSON in January 2006, from her role as Director, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Programs at the...
Aug 25
2015
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  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Research Announcements
The ADAPT Center awarded Isaac Lipkus a small grant for his study entitled "Feasibility Trial of Use of Biomarker Feedback in Dual Smoker Couples." The over-arching aim of this research program is to explore effects of biomarker feedback as an adaptive intervention for dual smoking couples. In order to inform the feasibility and design of a large effectiveness trial using this approach, preliminary key questions need to be answered. Congratulations Isaac!
Aug 25
2015
  • Alumni Achievements
Alumna Nadia Andrade published an article entitled "Postgraduate Fellowships: What Is in It for New Acute Care Nurse Practitioners?" in the recent issue of the Journal of Advanced Critical Care by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Aug 25
2015
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Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Cone Health, Carolinas Healthcare System and the Pi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority are joining forces to host “Improving the Health of Individuals and Families Living with Sickle Cell” on September 11 and 12 in Durham. Held at the Duke University School of Nursing, the conference is aimed at providing the latest information, research and treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD). All health care providers, medical and nursing students, individuals living with...
Aug 25
2015
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  • Student Achievements
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has selected Brian Douthit, RN, as the recipient of the fall 2015 Nursing Informatics Scholarship. Douthit, new to DUSON, will complete his master of science in nursing with the Nursing Informatics major in 2017. The scholarship covers up to $20,000 in tuition per year for two years. “Informatics is an exciting and multi-disciplinary field of study that is supporting improvements in health care delivery and patient outcomes,” said Rachel Richesson, PhD, MS, MPH, FACMI, associate professor and lead faculty for the Nursing Informatics major at Duke...
Aug 25
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Latefa Dardas and Leigh Ann Simmons co-authored an article entitled "The Stigma of Mental Illness in Arab Families: A Concept Analysis" in the June issue of the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
Aug 25
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Cary has been selected to participate in the NIH Future Research Leaders Conference in conjunction with the NIH Research Festival in Sept. in Bethesda, Maryland. The Future Research Leaders Conference, sponsored by the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, is an inaugural event with the purpose to engage early-stage investigators from diverse backgrounds to learn more about scientific career opportunities at NIH and provide them with an opportunity to interact with NIH scientific leaders and investigators.
Aug 21
2015
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  • Research Announcements
The ADAPT Center awarded Kirsten Corazzini a small grant for her study entitled "Adaptive Leadership for Person-Directed Care in Nursing Homes." The purpose of Corazzini's study is to identify and describe socio-cultural contextual factors of nursing practice that facilitate or inhibit person-directed care in nursing homes, by building on a currently-funded study that is applying the adaptive leadership framework to establish a teorectical and an operational framework for person-directed assessment and care planning in nursing homes in North Carolina. This project fits with the ADAPT Center...
Aug 20
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Cary was selected into the Duke Science & Society SciComm Fellows Program. Cary was one of 20 Duke University Faculty chosen for the program. The program provides an opportunity for faculty and postdocs to develop communication skills and put those skills into action. Sessions will include work with experts in science communication, media, narrative and policy, as well as hands-on spoken and written exercises across multiple platforms.
Aug 20
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Wei Pan was an organizer and discussant of a session entitled "Advanced Topics in Propensity Score Methods" at the annual American Statistical Association Meeting held earlier this month in Seattle, Wash.
Aug 20
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
Susan Schneider and DNP student Heather Bayless published an article entitled "Nivolumab: Immunotherapy in Malignant Melanoma" in the August issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
Aug 18
2015
  • News
Welcome School of Nursing students, faculty and staff to the 2015-2016 school year! With an early estimated 68 Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), 158 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), 25 Nurse Anesthesia, 25 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and 25 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students joining our diverse DUSON community, we are delighted to assist you on your journey to becoming nursing leaders. For those who are new to our nursing community, we encourage you to take full advantage of all that DUSON and Duke University have to offer for students, faculty and staff. As one of...
Aug 17
2015
  • News
Since its beginning in 2012, the Duke University School of Nursing ADAPT Center has been promoting innovative research focused on managing and minimizing changes in cognition and emotional symptom responses to chronic illness. And with more than 70 investigators from a variety of disciplines and centers, the Center is taking its efforts to the next level with new leadership, a focus on measures and methods and new initiatives. Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, will be joined by Donald “Chip” Bailey, Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, to co-direct the Center. Docherty previously served as co-director with...
Aug 13
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Sharron Docherty co-authored article entitled "Advancing Symptom Science Through Use of Common Data Elements" in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Her co-authors included Nancy S. Redeker, Ruth Anderson, Suzanne Bakken, Elizabeth Corwin, Susan G. Dorsey, Margaret Heitkemper, Donna Jo McCloskey, Shirley Moore, Carol Pullen, Bruce Rapkin, Rachel Schiffman, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde and Patricia Grady. Docherty co-authored article entitled "The Adolescent and Young Adult with Cancer: A Developmental Life Course Perspective" in Seminars in Oncology Nursing. Her co-authors included Mariam Kayle,...

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