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Feb 10
2016
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives presents the 9th Annual Dorothy L. Powell Global Health Lecture & Symposium on Tuesday, March 3, 2016, from 8:30 a.m.  to 5:30 p.m. at the Duke School of Nursing. This year’s event includes a symposium with experts from across Duke University presenting on the health of women on a global scale and a lecture with keynote presenter Donatilla Mukamana, PhD, RN, dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery for the University of Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda. Presenters for the Global Women’s Health Symposium...
Feb 09
2016
  • News
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements of black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. History. Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has its own history in confronting racial issues. During the Fall of 1967, School of Nursing students joined others from across Duke for a sit-in to demand that student groups stop using University funds to patronize segregated facilities in Durham. This was also during the time that DUSON enrolled its first black student Donna Allen, who would later join the DUSON family as a nurse...
Feb 08
2016
  • News
On September 1, 2015, Bessie Baker Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, was appointed associate dean for Research for the Office of Research Affairs at DUSON. Since her appointment, Hockenberry hit the ground running ensuring that Research Affairs continues to provide the resources needed to support knowledge and discovery that furthers the science of nursing. This mission included a name change to the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) and the development of four CNR cores. “The name change increases our capacity and...
Feb 05
2016
  • Research Announcements
From the Center for Nursing Research... Good News! Schoenfisch Application Submission Kudos to Ashley Schoenfisch and her entire team for the submission of their Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) application entitled “Preventing Injuries Among Drywallers: Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation of Current Recommendations and Practices." This proposal requests funding for a three-year period with a start date of September 1, 2016. Good News! Vacchiano Application Submission Kudos to Chuck Vacchiano for his submission in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University of the Health...
Feb 05
2016
  • Student Achievements
MSN student Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, professor of social work at New York University, has been named a Presidential Leadership Scholar for 2016. He is one of 61scholars invited to participate in a six-month, executive-style program. As part of the program, Guilamo-Ramos will further develop his Fathers Raising Responsible Men project, an intervention that enables fathers in low-income communities to engage effectively in promoting health decisions by their adolescent sons. Click here to read the full article.
Feb 05
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf was recently appointed by the National League for Nursing (NLN) president to the NLN Strategic Action Group on Global Initiatives.
Feb 05
2016
  • Student Achievements
PhD Student Joyell Arscott has been selected as the School of Nursing honoree at the Julian F. Abele Awards ceremony. Arscott was chosen for her outstanding leadership in promoting diversity, intellectual development and activism at DUSON.
Feb 05
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Staff Accolades
Margie Molloy, Valerie Sabol and Susan Silva co-author an article entitled "Using Trigger Films as a Bariatric Sensitivity Intervention: Improving Nursing Students' Attitudes and Beliefs About Caring for Obese Patients" in the January/February issue of the Nurse Educator.
Feb 05
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu and Wei Pan co-author an article entitled "Mediation Effect of Oral Hygiene on the Relationship Between Cognitive Function and Oral Health in Older Adults" in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing.
Feb 05
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Jennie De Gagne published an article entitled "Transformative Experience: Developing Competence in Novice Faculty" in the February issue of the Journal of Nursing Education.
Feb 05
2016
  • Staff Accolades
Congratulations to Sonya Jones and Tina Johnson 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 nominate a staff member. Read their nominations below: "I would like to nominate Sonya Jones for a staff commitment to excellence award. Sonya came to the Health...
Feb 05
2016
  • Announcements
Renew your passport now . . . Most countries require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your scheduled return.  See this recent article in the NY Times: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/travel/passport-renewal.html?smid=fb-share&referer=http://m.facebook.com
Feb 05
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 MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner student Vincent Guilamo-Ramos from New York City, NY. Guilamo-Ramos will graduate in 2017. Q: What would people be surprised to know about you? A: I think the thing that is most surprising about me is that nursing is second career. I started my professional training and trajectory as a clinical social worker working with adolescents and their...
Jan 29
2016
  • News
As nurses seek to advance their education, distance-based education allows nursing students the flexibility to fulfill this desire from locations across the country, without leaving their families or jobs. Learn more in the below Nursing Leadership Exchange article: Intensives - A Critical Part of Distance-based Education
Jan 29
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Eleanor Stevenson co-authored an article entitled "Advancing the Care of Individuals and Couples at Risk for Diagnosed With Infertility" in the January/February issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. She co-authored the article with Dr. Patricia Hershberger from the University of Illinois at Chicago. The two also co-authored  an article entitled "Evidence-Based Care for Couples With Infertility" in the same journal.
Jan 29
2016
  • Announcements
DUSON Student Council invites you to join them in bringing cheer to all those who are near. Join them in the Atrium Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and make Valentines for Pediatric Patients at Duke Hospital. Student Council will provide the paper and markers. However, they are asking participants to donate stickers and temporary tattoos to decorate the special valentines. For more information, contact Brittanee Randle at brittanee.randle@duke.edu.
Jan 29
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Robin Dail was recently selected as one of the 2016-2017 Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellows. Her first session will begin in March.
Jan 29
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
June Cho was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Duke course on Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER). Her class includes 39 outstanding scientists from fields in 14 different School of Medicine departments, as well as the Schools of Nursing, Engineering, and Duke-NUS in Singapore. The course will be held in April.
Jan 29
2016
  • DUSON in the News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu provided commentary for EndocrineWeb article entitled "Diabetes and Tooth Loss Risk."
Jan 29
2016
  • Message from the Dean
It is my pleasure to announce two new appointments to the School of Nursing's faculty: Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN  will join DUSON on July 1, 2016 and will be a member of the Division of Healthcare in Adult Populations.   Gonzalez-Guarda comes to Duke from the University of Miami School of Nursing where she was co-director of the Training and Community Cores of their school’s P60 Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro, which is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the NIH.  She employs mixed methods and...

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