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Jan 22
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
The January/February 2015 of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care was a special issue on stigma and HIV infection. Michael Relf served as the guest editor of this issue. Faculty members Michael Relf and Donna Biederman and PhD students Courtney Caiola and Dennis Flores contributed the following papers to this issue: Michael Relf, Dennis Flores and Donna Biederman: Ending HIV-related stigma: Nursing's opportunity to lead Michael Relf: HIV-related stigma among an urban sample of persons living with HIV at risk for dropping out of HIV-oriented primary medical care Courtney...
Jan 21
2015
  • News
The innovative DUSON-VA psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner residency launched in 2013 has achieved a unique milestone. Its first Nurse Practitioner Resident, Ivy Settlemires, recently completed the first of four clinical rotations in the Mental Health Access Center. The 12-month program is a partnership between the Durham VA Medical Center and Duke University School of Nursing. The post-graduate nurse practitioner residency specializes in mental healthcare for veterans. All Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners who are accepted into the program learn to become...
Jan 20
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Ruth Anderson, Michael Cary and Beth Merwin co-authored an article entitled "Performance-based outcomes of inpatient rehabilitation facilities treating hip fracture patients in the United States" that has been published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Jan 20
2015
  • DUSON in the Media
Kathy Pereira is featured in an episode of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life" (around the six-minute mark) giving advice about polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Jan 20
2015
  • Alumni Achievements
Maggie Wood, DNP'14, is first author on a manuscript co-authored with Marilyn Hockenberry entitled "Improving adherence to evidence-based guidelines for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting" that has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.
Jan 20
2015
  • DUSON in the Media
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
In the current issue of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses publication BOLD Voices, Midge Bowers is listed as one of "16 Great Acute Care Nursing Professors."
Jan 16
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Oermann was the Helen K. Grace Endowed Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University College of Nursing, East Lansing, Michigan. She gave a lecture on "Preparing Manuscripts for Journals: Strategies for Your Success."
Jan 16
2015
  • Staff Accolades
Robbin Thomas, director of research administration, completed a training program for women faculty and senior administrative staff in academic leadership called BRIDGES – Academic Leadership for Women. BRIDGES is an intensive professional development program for women in higher education. Participants learn about leadership from experts and each other. The faculty for BRIDGES is drawn from area institutions and consulting partners. This year’s class consists of 36 women.
Jan 16
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu has published an article entitled "Treatment with traditional Chinese medicine for chronic conditions: Findings from Hubei, China" in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Jan 16
2015
  • Announcements
Beginning Jan. 29, the Veggie Van Mobile Market will be at the Duke Family Medicine Center, Marshall I. Pickens Building, 2100 Erwin Road, every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. Veggie Van sells fresh, local produce to communities in the Triangle. Its mission is to improve access to healthy food for everyone. The entire Duke community is invited to shop the Veggie Van Mobile Market. Read more
Jan 16
2015
  • Messages from the Dean
I am so pleased to announce that the following faculty promotions have been approved by the BOT: Valerie Sabol was promoted to Professor of Nursing (Track II), effective December 1, 2014 Marion Broome was appointed Professor, with tenure, effective January 1, 2015 And that the following faculty appointments have been approved by the BOT: Nancy Crego was appointed Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing (Track I), effective November 1, 2014 Mahmoud Kaddoura was appointed Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing (Track II), effective December 1, 2014 Jill Brennan-Cook was appointed...
Jan 16
2015
  • Announcements
IEE’s Course Quality Improvement (QI) Initiative pilot [for online and face-to-face courses] is off to a well-received start. Already, 5 DUSON faculty have completed the peer-review process and additional course reviews are due to happen soon. Survey results have shown that volunteers are finding great value in exchanging feedback with peers toward their goals of making improvements to their courses; mean time is 3.67 hours to conduct a review and to provide feedback; volunteers did not feel as if they needed a training on how to use any of the recommended QI tools; and all said they were...
Jan 10
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Melissa Batchelor-Aselage has a book chapter entitled "Dementia-related mealtime difficulties: Assessment and management in the long-term-care setting" in C. Bales, J. Locher, & E. Salzman (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging (3rd ed.), New York: Springer Publishing Co.
Jan 10
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Colleen McLaughlin published her capstone paper entitled "Standardization of health care provider competencies for intrathecal access procedures" in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. Faculty coauthors were Marilyn Hockenberry, Rémi Hueckel and Sharron Docherty.
Jan 10
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu delivered two invited keynote presentations at Sun Yet-sen University School of Nursing as a part of Sun Yet-Sen University’s 90th anniversary celebration in November 2014: "Long-Term Care Development in the U.S. and Its Implications to China" and "Dementia Care and Practice for Patients and Their Family." She also made an invited presentation at the School of Public Administration and Policy at Jiangsu University on Nov. 24, 2014, entitled "Global Health: Research and Educational Initiatives." On Dec. 4, 2014, she provided an invited lecture to researchers from the Development...
Jan 10
2015
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Rachelle Van Winkle wrote an op-ed entitled "Why we need early screening for dyslexia" that has been published in the Herald-Sun.
Jan 10
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
DUSON faculty members Frank Titch, Chuck Vacchiano and Jane Blood-Siegfried coauthored an article with Dr. Tracey Holsinger from the Durham VA Medical Center entitled "Improving anesthetic depth assessment during electroconvulsive therapy with bispectral index monitoring: A pilot quality improvement project" that has been published by Anesthesia eJournal.
Jan 10
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Lois Andrews and Susan Silva published an article entitled "Delirium monitoring and patient outcomes in a general intensive care unit" in the American Journal of Critical Care.
Jan 10
2015
  • Student Achievements
MSN student Elizabeth Atkins presented "The Short-Term Effect on Data Integrity Following Statewide Implementation of NTDB Audit Filter Analysis" at the 2014 American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program Annual Scientific Meeting and Training in Chicago, Ill., in November 2014.
Jan 10
2015
  • University and Health System
The Informatics Research Seminar Schedule for Spring 2015 has been posted. The lectures are open to any interested faculty, staff or students to attend in person or view online.

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