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Apr 15
2015
  • News
  • Staff Accolades
  • Felicitations
Associate Dean for Finance and Administration for Duke University School of Nursing, David Bowersox, was recognized Thursday, April 16, with Duke University’s Presidential Award in Executive Leadership at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. Bowersox is the first School of Nursing employee to receive this award.The Presidential Award, one of the highest honors given to Duke faculty and staff each year, recognizes distinctive contributions to Duke University and Duke University Health System within the past calendar year. Awards are presented in five categories: clerical/office support,...
Apr 15
2015
  • News
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
  • Alumni Achievements
Duke University School of Nursing held its annual Nursing Reunion Weekend with nearly 100 alumni, faculty, staff and students in attendance.The reunion weekend began with Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and vice chancellor for Nursing Affairs for Duke University and associate vice president for Academic Affairs for Nursing for Duke University Health System, unveiling a portrait of Former Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Nursing Catherine L. Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN. The portrait is displayed in the Hall of Deans on the first floor of the School of Nursing's Pearson building...
Apr 15
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Wei Pan co-edited a book entitled Propensity Score Analysis published by the Guilford Press in April 2015. The book is designed to help researchers better design and analyze observational data from quasi-experimental studies and improve the validity of research on casual claims.
Apr 15
2015
  • Student Achievements
PhD student Latefa Dardas published an article entitled "For Fathers Raising Children with Autism, Do Coping Strategies Mediate or Moderate the Relationship between Parenting Stress and Quality of Life?" in Research in Developmental Disabilities Journal. The journal is ranked 
Apr 14
2015
  • News
Faculty,staff and students, both in Durham and around the world, joined together to increase diversity and inclusiveness with a project entitled "An Embracing Community: Hands and Voices."  The purpose of the project is to create a visual representation of Duke University School of Nursing's commitment to diversity and inclusivity by featuring cut out handprints of individuals with personal thoughts or reflections. If you are a student or alumni and haven't joined our project yet, please decorate your handprint, snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Apr 09
2015
  • Student Achievements
The North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Triangle Region selected PhD student Allison Lewinski as Student of the Year for her outstanding contributions towards nursing and her involvement within the community. She will receive the award at the NCNA Triangle Regional Annual Recognition Event on Saturday, April 18, in Raleigh, NC.
Apr 09
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Jennie De Gagne, Bei Wu, and Ellie McConnell have a paper entitled "A Urinary Incontinence Continuing Education Online Course for Community Health Nurses in South Korea" that has been published in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.
Apr 09
2015
  • Student Achievements
DNP students Kristine Harrington and Victoria Sherry and MSN student Susan Herndon received scholarships from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic year. Harrington and Sherry each received an ONS Foundation Clinical Doctoral Scholarship and Herndon received an ONS Master's Scholarship.
Apr 10
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Kathy Ashton had an article published entitled "The orientation period: Essential for new registered nurses' adaptation" in the Nursing Science Quarterly.
Apr 10
2015
  • Student Achievements
MSN student Elizabeth Atkins presented a poster entitled "Utilization of data abstraction outsourcing to achieve a concurrent trauma registry" at the 2015 Society of Trauma Nurses 18th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. in March.
Apr 06
2015
  • News
When the largest and most complex Ebola virus outbreak struck West Africa, nurses like MSN student Jen Tran joined the fight on the front lines. Tran was among the first responders with the International Medical Corps (IMC) who traveled to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak. “When the magnitude of the outbreak first became public knowledge, there was ignorance about the virus that caused people to hesitate in offering help,” says Tran. “But being committed to my call in nursing, being single with no children and having an able body, I felt I was capable of offering help.” Tran and...
Apr 02
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Jane Blood-Siegfried has an article entitled "Animal models for assessment of infection and inflammation: contributions to elucidating the pathophysiology of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)" that has been published in Frontiers in Immunology.
Apr 02
2015
  • Student Achievements
DNP student Mimi Jenko has been selected to receive the Lakeland Regional Medical Center and Winter Haven Hospital Endowed Faculty Chair at Polk State College. She will be honored at Polk State College's Fall Faculty Convention.
Apr 02
2015
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
It's award season for the Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Epsilon Chapter. The Chapter is offering four colleague and two student awards. Do you know a nurse who is a skillful mentor and has impacted the development of other nurses? Consider him/her for the Legacy Award. Do you know a Beta Epsilon member who has made sustained contributions to the chapter through service? Consider him/her for the Chapter Service Award. Do you know of a person who has enhanced the status and credibility of the nursing profession through media communication? Consider him/her for the Image of Professional...
Apr 02
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Michael Cary and Elizabeth Merwin co-authored an article entitled "Changes in payment regulation and acute care use for total hip replacement: trends in length of stay, costs, and discharge, 1997 - 2012" in the Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing.
Apr 02
2015
  • Faculty Publications/Honors
Charles Vacchiano and Virginia Muckler has an article entitled "Fast-tracking ambulatory surgery patients following anesthesia" that has been published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
Apr 01
2015
  • Announcements
  • Student Announcements
The Duke Emergency Nursing Students (DENS) have pledged to raise $300 for the Emergency Nurses Association Foundation scholarship fund. Join DENS at the Mardi Gras Bowling Center in Chapel Hill for two nights of bowling fun. Your family and friends can enjoy "Family Night" on Wednesday, May 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $13 for two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Or enjoy "Glow-in-the-Dark" bowling on Friday, May 22 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 for three hours of bowling and shoe rental. Tickets are available from now until the event. Contact the below individuals to purchase...
Apr 01
2015
  • Research Announcements
The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is accepting abstract submissions for a poster session that will be held during NINR’s 30th Anniversary: Advancing Science, Improving Liveskickoff symposium. The symposium will take place on Oct. 13 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD.  NINR seeks submissions on topics related to: Symptom Science: Promoting Personalized Health Strategies Wellness: Promoting Health and Preventing Illness Self-Management: Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Chronic Illness End-of-Life and Palliative Care: The Science of...
Apr 01
2015
  • Alumni Achievements
DNP alumni Jill Engel and Victoria Orto, both Class of 2014 graduates, were selected as finalists for the Triangle Business Journal's 2015 Health Care Heroes Awards. Engel is the associate chief nursing officer for heart services and director of patient care services at DUH and Orto is the chief nursing and patient care services officer for DRH.
Apr 01
2015
  • DUSON in the Media
Bei Wu quoted in the widest print publication in China — the China Daily. The article entitled "Elderly care explored for investors, needy" discusses China's need to provide community-based care for its elderly.  

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