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Dec 08
2016
  • Announcements
The Office for Faculty Development is now accepting applications and nominations for the following 2017 faculty awards: Research Mentoring Awards – Nomination Deadline:  February 2, 2017 Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize – Application Deadline:  February 9, 2017 Leonard Palumbo Jr., MD Faculty Achievement Award – Nomination Deadline:  February 16, 2017 Leonard B. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award – Nomination Deadline:  February 16, 2017 Excellence in Professionalism Award – Nomination Deadline:  February 23, 2017 Please see below for a detailed description of each award and...
Dec 08
2016
  • Staff Accolades
Phyllis Kennel and Ernie Rushing recently graduated from the Duke University Leadership Academy. The academy is a 12-month program that offers emerging leaders from across the university the opportuntiy to participate in a unique development initiative based on teh Fuqua/Coach K Center for Leadership & Ethics leadership model. The curriculum includes a focus on leadership and management styles and behaviors to implement strategy. Kennel and Rushing were two of 26 graduates of the 2016 cohort. This year's cohort was divided into four Action Learning Teams and each team provided case...
Dec 07
2016
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
This fall, over 100 people volunteered their time to serve on a Strategic Plan committee. Sixteen strategies were assigned leaders and teams were formed. Great work has begun! As we close out 2016, let's hear from people from the various teams and learn what surprised them the most while working on a strategy team and what they enjoyed the most. "What surprised me the most is the wide range of understanding regarding the actual meaning or definition of global health, both in the literature, as well as among faculty and staff. Through the process of a survey we conducted, I was made mindful of...
Dec 07
2016
  • Research Announcements
Kudos to Eun-Ok Im and Wonshik Chee and their entire team for the submission of their NIH R01 Multi-PI application entitled "A Technology-based Physical Activity Promotion for Mid-life Women from Four Major Ethnic Groups." This proposal requests funding for a five-year period with a start date of July 1, 2017. Abstract: With multiple changes due to menopausal transition, midlife women, especially ethnic minority women, are at increased risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. Despite well-known beneficial effects of physical activity on reducing these...
Dec 07
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Dean Marion E. Broome recently presented on "Implementation of a Strategic Plan: The devil is in the details" at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Faculty Nurse Scholars meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dec 07
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumna Mary "Mimi" Jenko published an article entitled "A systems approach to improving care for all bereaved families" in the Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. The article was co-authored with Nancy Short. Abstract: Bereavement services for families are an established part of hospice and palliative care. However, patients also die in the acute care and long-term care environments. Often, hospice is not involved, creating a potential gap in care. This article recounts a journey to improve care for all families of deceased patients, despite the presence or absence of hospice. A...
Dec 07
2016
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
Campus safety is a shared responsibility, which is why it's on all of us to keep pedestrians safe on campus. Whether on a bike, running or walking, pedestrians have the right to feel comfortable at Duke. As motorists, our commitment to follow traffic laws plays a significant role in enhancing road safety. By joining the "Yield to Blue Devils" program, you pledge to set an example for others while helping students, faculty, staff and visitors. Promising to do your part is easy: Drive within the speed limit. Stop at all stop signs. Stop at all red lights. Stop to let pedestrians cross the...
Dec 07
2016
  • Research Announcements
Kudos to PhD student Eunji Cho and her sponsor Sharron Docherty for the submission of their Society of Pediatric Nurses application entitled “Beyond Growth: Human Flourishing in Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer." This proposal requests funding for a six-month period with a start date of January 1, 2017. Abstract: Childhood cancer and its treatment are known to have a life-changing impact on the individual and family both during treatment and across the life course trajectory of survivorship. Despite the well-documented physical and psychosocial challenges and distress...
Dec 07
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Anne Derouin was recently awarded the Cheryl Lynne Matthews Nooe Caring Heart Award from the NC School-based Health Alliance (NCSBHA). The award recognizes the dedication and efforts of a school-based health center staff member with five or more years of service in North Carolina. Derouin was nominated for the award by her peers at Durham Southern High School and Duke Community and Family Medicine. The award was created in memory of Cheryl Lynne Matthews Nooe, a social worker with 20 years of service to Rockingham County Student Health Centers. Nooe was naturally gifted in caring for others...
Dec 07
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Staff Accolades
  • Student Achievements
Twelve faculty, staff and students volunteered at a recent Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) performance for children with special needs. The performance of the Grinch that Stole Christmas was produced and offered in a modified version to enable individuals with special needs/disabilities to enjoy the musical as well as allow families an opportunity to have a special experience. The modified performance offered lower volume, no strobe lights and limited "scary" effects. Attendees were offered adaptive toys to encourage sitting through the entire performance, ear plugs or noise cancelling...
Dec 07
2016
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and the Duke University Health System (DUHS) launched the Duke Advancement of Nursing, Center of Excellence (DANCE) in a unique collaboration to promote personal professional advancement and lifelong learning for all nurses and nursing students. Launched in 2015, the program hopes to advance the health of the communities and demonstrate Duke’s commitment to excellence in patient-centered care. “Academic-practice partnerships like this one leverage the tremendous intellectual and social talents nurses across both settings have,” said Marion E. Broome,...
Dec 06
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Victoria Goode and Elizabeth "Beth" Merwin publish article entitled "A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient" in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Journal. Co-authors include Drs. Elayne Phillips, Pamela DeGuzman, Ivora Hinton, Virginia Rovnyak and Kenneth Scully, MS. Abstract: Patient safety and the delivery of quality care are major concerns for healthcare in the United States. Special populations (eg, obese patients) need study in order to support patient safety, quantify risks, advance education for healthcare-workers, and establish healthcare policy. Obesity...
Dec 06
2016
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Latefa Dardas was recently awarded the Rising Stars Award for excellence in nursing scholarship and potential for her research to impact nursing. Dardas was nominated by Leigh Ann Simmons with the support of the awards committee and the board of the Beta Epsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.   As a winner Dardas will represent DUSON at the 28th International Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland in July 2017.
Dec 06
2016
  • Staff Accolades
​Danett Cantey recently became a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) after passing her certification exam. Certification of individuals is an internationally recognized method of demonstrating quality to consumers and industries. By meeting the standards that have been set through a peer-developed process, healthcare simulationist can demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills and abilities desired to deliver quality healthcare simulation activities.
Dec 06
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Staff Accolades
  • Student Achievements
Jane Blood-Siegfried recently received the Community Service Award from the Checago Bright-Sawo Foundation for her work with Project Liberia Ebola. Blood-Siegfried worked with Liberian Duke nurse Amanda Mathies to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to Liberia. With the help of Irene Felsman, the Nursing Students Without Boarders and the Duke Remedy warehouse, they supplied more than $2.5 million of medical supplies and PPEs. This allowed Project Liberia-Ebola to send three 40ft containers to Liberia. The group served more than 15 countries and 30 plus health facilities to impact...
Dec 06
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Oermann recently published the fifth edition of "Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education" with Springer Publishing.
Dec 06
2016
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
Prevention magazine is joining forces with the Emmy® Award–winning, syndicated daytime show The Doctors in a nationwide search to find America’s Most Amazing Nurse. “Today’s nurses are caregivers, innovators, and leaders,” says Barbara O’Dair, Editor-in-Chief of Prevention. “They’re often full partners on their medical and research teams, in jobs that are demanding and complex, and yet are rarely celebrated for their unique contributions. We’re excited to be partnering with The Doctors to launch our ‘America’s Most Amazing Nurse’ contest – we want to honor these devoted professionals and...
Dec 06
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumna Haesun Seol published an article entitled "Diabetes Self-management Quality Improvement Initiative for Medically Underserved Patients" in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Co-authors include Mark Thompson, Kathryn Evans Kreider, and Allison Vorderstrasse. Abstract: The burden of diabetes is greater for minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States. An evidence-based provider-delivered diabetes self-management education intervention was implemented in a federally qualified health center for medically underserved adult patients with type 2 diabetes. The...
Dec 06
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Charles "Chuck" Vacchiano was recently appointed as a non-pharmacist health care professional to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is responsible for granting recognition to appropriate pharmacy practice specialties and establishes standards for certification of pharmacists in eight different specialties. The appointment is for a three-year period starting January 1, 2017.
Dec 06
2016
  • DUSON in the News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Leigh Ann Simmons and Devon Noonan were recently featured in a Forbes article entitled "Improving Rural Women's High Cancer Risk Under Trump Won't Be Easy." The article is based on their study entitled "Understanding Multiple Behavioral Risk Factors for Cancer in Rural Women" that was published in Public Health Nursing. Other co-authors of the study include PhD student Latefa Dardas, Tiffany Bice-Wigington for Tarleton State University in Michigan, Richard Sloane, Rebecca Benjamin, and Seung Hee Choi for Michigan State University. Click here to read Forbes article.

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