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May 24
2016
  • News
Susan Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, associate professor and faculty lead for the graduate oncology specialty at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), assumed the role of president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) effective in April for a two-year term. Schneider was elected as president-elect last year for a one-year team. “I became a part of ONS as a new nurse more than 31 years ago, and it has been a consistent force behind me as I’ve grown in my career,” said Schneider. “I am committed to our mission to advance oncology nursing and quality care.” ONS is a 39,000 member society...
May 20
2016
  • Student Announcements
TeenSmart International is currently looking for an Educational Content Specialist. TeenSmart is a non-for-profit 501c3 organization working in Costa Rica and Nicaragua that provides online health education, information, coaching/counseling and referral services for youth 10 to 24 years old. The goal is to prevent risky health behaviors such as violence, accidents and injuries, tobacco use, alcohol and drug use, sexual risk that lead to unintended pregnancy, poor nutrition and more, while promoting personal leadership. Click here to learn more about the job.
May 20
2016
  • Announcements
School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development invites School of Nursing faculty to join them for a full-day grant writing seminar entitled "Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals" presented by John D. Robertson, PhD and associate member of the widely acclaimed group Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LLC., on Thursday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Medical Student Amphitheater at Duke South. This session provides step-by-step instructions for how to craft a winning NIH grant proposal and is appropriate for all faculty who are actively writing grants. Space is limited. Seats will...
May 20
2016
  • Staff Accolades
Rosa Solorzano was recently recognized by Duke President Richard Brodhead with the inaugural Senior Honors recognition. Class of 2016 graduates were encouraged to participate in the senior class gift, called the "Seniors for Duke" campaign. This year, they launched the Senior Honors initiative, which allows seniors to make their gifts in celebration of a persona t Duke who made a special impact on their Duke experience. Student Adriana Gandarias gave a gift in Solorzano's honor and shared the following recognition, "Rosa is a really good professor and person. She is really sweet and...
May 20
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
The School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia program recently celebrated students, faculty and community partners during its annual awards ceremony. Award winners were: Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Duke Regional Hospital and VA of Asheville won the Clinical Site of the Year Award. Richard "Daniel" Runkle III, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology for Duke School of Medicine and anesthesiologist for Duke Regional Hospital, won the Anesthesiologist of the Year Award. Seven certified registered nurse anesthetists won the Preceptors of the Year Award: Robert Arbeene, John Daniels and Joseph...
May 20
2016
  • News
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 DNP student Carmen Shaw from Charlotte, NC. Carmen graduated this May. Q: What would people be surprised to know about you? A: I was valedictorian in high school. Also that I played basketball for four years in high school as a point guard with the highest scoring points in a game of 36. In addition, I was the women's basketball team manager for four years in college. Q: What is...
May 19
2016
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
From the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives... Reminder: Petitions for travel to restricted destinations in Fall are due June 1 Students wishing to travel to a destination on Duke’sRestricted Regions List (RRL) during the Fall semester must petition for a waiver of the restriction by June 1.   Petitions are now submitted online at www.travel.duke.edu however requirements remain unchanged.  Students should provide the list of items below as part of their petition.   Duke’s Global Travel Advisory Committee convenes in mid-June and if there are changes to the RRL, they will be...
May 19
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Bei Wu recently published an article entitled "Trends in decayed teeth among middle-aged and older adults in the United States: socioeconomic disparities persist over time" in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
May 19
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Kathryn Evans Kreider and Katherine Pereira recently published an article entitled "Caring for women with polycystic ovary syndrome" in the May issue of the Nurse Practitioner.
May 19
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Jennie De Gagne recently published an article entitled "Interprofessional care of elders: Utilizing the virtual learning environment" inn the May issue of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 
May 19
2016
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Yuting Song recently received the Bass Connections Follow-on Student Research Funding for $3,000 to strengthen her dissertation study support. Song will extend the target population of her Bass Connections project team, Community Care of Frail Elders in Cross-cultural Settings, to include frail elders in long-term care facilities in China. Bei Wu is the principal investigator for this project and Kirsten Corazzini and Ellie McConnell are mentors. Song's research aims to describe the care needs of Chinese older adults who live in long-term care facilities and experience cognitive...
May 17
2016
  • News
The month of May isn’t just about recognizing mothers and nurses. It is also designated as Older Americans Month. This is a time to acknowledge the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. This year’s theme is “Blaze a Trail,” which hopes to raise awareness on important issues facing older adults such as civic engagement, finances and wellness. For more than 50 years, Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has been committed to advancing health and wellness for older adults.  “DUSON started the first-ever graduate program in gerontological nursing in 1965 under the leadership...
May 13
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Staff Accolades
  • Student Achievements
The School of Nursing recently celebrated the excellence of students, faculty and staff during its annual Awards Ceremony. Award winners were: David Jackson received the Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Epsilon Chapter Ruby Wilson Award for clearly demonstrating clinical excellence and leadership as a student in the ABSN program. Caitlin Ryan received the Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Epsilon Chapter Thelma Ingles Award in recognition of clinical experience and scholarly activities as a student in the MSN program. Mary Champagne received the Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Epsilon...
May 13
2016
  • Staff Accolades
Congratulations to Tina Leiter and Selnatta Vereen 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 Tina Leiter for a Commitment to Excellence Award. Tina has been instrumental in...
May 13
2016
  • Other Items of Interest
Keeping you informed of non-Duke related news, events and opportunities... Southeast Area Health Education Center:  Modeling Professional Development - Friday, June 3 Charlotte AHEC: Assertiveness Training for Women in Healthcare - Wednesday, June 1 AMIA: 4th Annual Student Design Challenge - Submissions due June 30
May 19
2016
  • University and Health System
Recent news from around the University and Health System... Duke AHEAD: The Networking Game with Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services, May 24 Duke Anesthesiology: Register for the 18th Annual Duke Anesthesiology Conference, September 9-11 Duke Global Communications: Sign up Now for the Duke Global Baton, June 2 - August 30 Duke School of Medicine:  Southeastern Immunology Symposium, June 18-19 Duke University: Health Analytics Month Lecture Series, Events from May 4 to May 31, Trent Semans-Learning Hall Duke Global Health Institute: Special Commencement Issue Duke Research: ...
May 13
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Mariam Kayle co-authored an article entitled "Evaluation of a Sickle Cell Disease Educational Website for Emergency Providers" in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. Co-authors included faculty members Jill Brennan-Cook, Brigit Carter, Anne Derouin, Susan Silva, and Paula Tanabe.
May 13
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Charles "Chuck" Vacchiano was recently featured in a North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists article entitled "Retired Nurse Anesthetist Charles Vacchiano Teaches Future CRNAs: His hope is for CRNAs to practice to the fullest extent of their training no matter where they reside." Click here to read the full article.
May 13
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Jennie De Gagne was recently nominated by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) faculty member to be a fixed term graduate faculty member for the school effective Friday, July 1. In her role De Gagne may serve on committees of students and, at the request of the program and Graduate School, chair a doctoral committee.
May 13
2016
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Latefa Dardas recently published an article entitled "Adolescent Depression in the Arab Region: A Systematic Literature Review" in the May issue of Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Co-authors were Leigh Ann Simmons and Donald "Chip" Bailey.

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