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Oct 21
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Catherine Gilliss has been selected to participate in the first cohort of Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), a year-long program created to provide an opportunity for personal reflection and intellectual exploration to exceptional leaders who are interested in reinventing and redirecting their careers toward roles with a social impact. Read More
Oct 21
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
Chuck Vacchiano is the senior author for the recent publication entitled "A theoretical mathematical model to estimate blood volume in clinical practice" in the journal Biological Research for Nursing. The other authors are at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences, including Ken Wofford, PhD '12.
Oct 21
2014
  • Announcements
Thursday, November 13, 2014On Thursday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Lee Shulman, Immediate Past-President of the Carnegie Foundation, will present "Interprofessional Collaboration: Value and Vision" in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. This event co-sponsored by Duke AHEAD, Duke University School of Nursing Institute for Educational Excellence and Duke Office of Graduate Medical Education is open to all faculty, students and staff interested in health professions education. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Register at dukeahead.duke.edu.Friday, November 14, 2014The...
Oct 21
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Relf is one among eight alums from five decades to be honored as the 2014 class of Distinguished Alumni at South Dakota State University (SDSU) for distinguished leadership in the SDSU community and beyond. He will receive prestigious recognition from his alma mater for his accomplishments and achievements. He joins 318 other alumni as part of the Sherwood O. Berg Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor.
Oct 20
2014
  • Announcements
  • University and Health System
Duke employee donations directly support local non-profits The Community Care Fund — the most popular giving category of Doing Good in the Neighborhood — supports an annual competitive grant cycle for non-profits from across the Triangle. As Duke employee donations to the category have grown, so has the impact of the grant program. Fifty-five outstanding non-profits applied for funds during the 2014 grant cycle this summer and fall. A review team of Duke employees pored over the proposals, and 34 non-profits have been awarded grants totaling more than $145,000. Applicants were asked to...
Oct 17
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Brigit Carter, PhD, RN, CCRN, represented the Duke University School of Nursing and the Health Equity Academy at the 2014 SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) National Conference in Los Angeles, California, October 16-18. The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. This year’s conference theme was Creativity, Vision & Drive: Toward Full Representation in STEM.
Oct 16
2014
  • Announcements
On Nov. 1, 2014, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, several speakers—including DUSON faculty members Cristina Hendrix and Meg Carman—will present strategies that have been developed to holistically care for individuals’ physical needs and mental well-being and promote spiritual healing. The Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation (PNAAF), Inc. is the sponsor of this educational activity being presented by the Philippine Nurses Association of North Carolina, which has applied for 6.0 contact hours. The PNAAF is a...
Oct 16
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Frank Titch has been appointed to chair the Equipment and Technology CPC Core Module Recognition Panel by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. The panel is responsible for reviewing Continued Professional Certification (CPC) module content to ensure it meets instructional design requirements.
Oct 16
2014
  • News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Five Duke University School of Nursing faculty members are being inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing at their national conference October 16-18 in Washington, D.C. Constance Johnson, Robin Knobel, Katherine Pereira, Karin Reuter-Rice and Charles Vacchiano join a Duke family of 25 other FAANs in advancing the profession of nursing. “We are proud of Constance, Robin, Kathy, Karin and Chuck for being selected for this honor. They are being recognized for their expertise and strong leadership in their specialty, as well as their potential for continued contributions to nursing...
Oct 16
2014
  • News
Duke University School of Nursing is now ninth in the country in the amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research, among 63 other schools of nursing receiving NIH funding, according to new federal data. This is the highest NIH standing for the Duke School of Nursing, moving up two places from last year. As of October 2014, the School has received $4.24 million in research funding from the NIH. “The entire school community takes incredible pride in the research that is being conducted by investigators at Duke School of Nursing,” said Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of...
Oct 15
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Rachel Richesson presented a poster entitled "Coverage of Rare Disease Names in Clinical Coding Systems and Ontologies and Implications for Electronic Health Records-Based Research" at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology held in Houston, Texas, October 6-9, 2014.
Oct 15
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Donna Biederman and Michelle Hartman co-chaired a focus group on health for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant Final Transformation Plan for Southeast Central Durham. Hartman said, "We were honored that they asked us to participate in the process. We were grateful for the opportunity to include DUSON ABSN students who were able to participate in the McDougald Terrace Health Fair and collect data during two of the listening sessions." According to the CNI “Transformation Plan Draft: Attachments” document, "Community stakeholders and partners were an integral part of...
Oct 14
2014
  • Announcements
Duke School of Nursing to Host Fifth National Conference on Radical Transformation in Nursing Education On November 13 and 14, the Duke University School of Nursing will host its fifth annual conference focusing on the pursuit of radical transformation in nursing education. The focus for this year’s conference is “Cultivating Meaningful Collaborations." The conference will kick off the evening of November 13 with an insightful keynote presentation by Dr. Lee Shulman, immediate past-president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and an internationally-known, award-winning...
Oct 14
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
At the Emergency Nurses Association annual conference, "Management of Complex Wounds in the Emergency Department," held in this October in Indianapolis, Ind., Meg Carman gave a half-day workshop and Paula Tanabe presented "Sickle Cell Disease and Patient-Centered Care: The Client's Perspective."
Oct 14
2014
  • Announcements
On September 19 and 20, 2014, the schools of nursing and medicine at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, in collaboration with the Adult and Pediatric Sickle Cell programs, hosted a conference at DUSON, "Improving Healthcare for Individuals and Families Living with Sickle Cell Disease." The conference provided a unique opportunity to bring together health care providers, patients and families, including children, living with sickle cell disease. More than 250 health care providers, patients and families had the opportunity to interact with and learn from one another about the latest treatments, medical...
Oct 14
2014
  • Announcements
Dr. Constance Johnson and Dr. Allison Vorderstrasse have begun recruiting for their Diabetes Self-Management & Support LIVE (Learning in Virtual Environments) research study. The focus of this multi-site study is to provide diabetes self-management education and support for individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes utilizing both a website and an online ‘virtual’ environment. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the study, contact the study coordinator, Suzy Berndt, suzanna.boyce@duke.edu or 919-613-2635.
Oct 14
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Oermann gave a lecture on "Future Perspectives and Challenges for Nurse Educators" for faculty in the School of Nursing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Ill.
Oct 14
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Marilyn Oermann was the keynote speaker at the Sigma Theta Tau Greater St. Louis Bi-State Consortium Conference. Her speech was on “Clinical Teaching in Nursing: Need for New Approaches.”
Oct 14
2014
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
HRH Rwanda faculty member Claire McKinley Yoder is the third author on an article entitled "Becoming a nurse: Role formation among accelerated baccalaureate students" that has been published in Nurse Educator.
Oct 14
2014
  • Student Announcements
Thank you to everyone who joined us last week as we explored what the Quality and Innovation Scholars Program has to offer you, as well as learned from the work of fellow innovator and multidisciplinary MD/MPP student Mark Dakkak examining how big data can better inform provider-based care. We hope you learned a few things and are inspired to roll up your sleeves and get involved in a QI initiative of your own. Read more

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