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Friday, May 25, 2012

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a global problem. According to the International Council of Nurses, eighty percent of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes and over a third of cancers could be prevented by eliminating shared risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Duke University School of Nursing recognized seven faculty members for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 11, 2012.

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) held its 2012 Hooding and Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, honoring its recent graduates.

One hundred seventy-four  students participated in the ceremony, representing the School’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and PhD degree programs.

At the Duke University School of Nursing annual awards ceremony on May 11, 2012, two of the School’s doctoral students were honored for their exemplary work.

Duke University School of Nursing honored two students in its master of science in nursing degree program for their service and scholarship at the School’s awards ceremony on May 11, 2012.

Duke University School of Nursing will Join the Ranks of Hundreds of Others in Educating Nursing Students on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the coming years

The Duke University School of Nursing website has a new look. Consistent with the implementation of the new website, the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives’ web pages will also undergo significant changes. Be sure to visit OGACHI on the web periodically to view continued enhancements such as a new Faculty and Staff Initiatives page highlighting global activity and DUSON involvement.

On October 13, 2012, close to 100 Duke University School of Nursing students served as escorts to the homeless population and provided needed medical assistance to members of the Durham community at the 5th Annual Project Homeless Connect.

Gustav Moyo, Registrar of the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Tanzania, visited Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) from February 25 to March 7, 2012.

The Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) officially launched a faculty interest group in nursing pertaining to global health. OGACHI Faculty Affiliates (OFA) seeks to organize faculty with an affinity for global health to come together in advancing global research, education, and professional service in the School of Nursing.

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