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Donna A. Harris, BSN ‘71, is the recipient of the 2011 Trailblazer in Nursing Award from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). In 1967, Harris was the first African American to enter DUSON, paving the way for other minorities to pursue nursing degrees at Duke. She will receive the Trailblazer Award during a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, in the School of Nursing Auditorium.

Beth McCawley, MSN, RN, DRAH ACNO, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice student from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), is co-chairing a new group at Duke University Health System (DUHS) that is conducting systematic reviews of research literature which will ultimately be used to establish clinical practice guidelines.

Contact: Jeanette Kent, 412/859-6246

LOS ANGELES, CA – Donald Bailey, Jr., PhD, RN, presented the 2011 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) State-of-the-Science Lecture, “Illness Uncertainty in Adult Cancer Patients,” today during the ONS 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research in Los Angeles. Bailey is an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC.

On February 3, 2011, Russell Porter, the Coordinator of the U.S.

Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2011 Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) February 10-13 at the Washington Duke Inn. Theme for the gathering will be "The Human Genome and Personalized Medicine: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Prevention and Treatment in a Diverse Society." More than 35 individuals from across the nation are expected to attend.

DURHAM, NC -- February 11, 2011 -- It’s a long way from Sisseton, South Dakota, to Durham, but Barbara Dahlen, PhD, RN, was willing to make the trek in order to participate in the 2011 Intensive Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) in Durham this weekend. Dahlen is part of a cadre of scholars from across the nation attending this year’s Institute.

William Michael Scott, MSN, FNP-BC, clinics director and clinical associate at the Duke University School of Nursing, has accepted an interim appointment as treasurer on the board of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). He completed a one-year term as vice chair of the CCNE board on December 31, 2010.

More than 700 individuals are enrolled as students for spring semester at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), a record number in the School’s 80-year history.

To celebrate National Nurse Anesthetists Week, Jan. 23-29, 2011, and the tenth anniversary of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Duke University School of Nursing, faculty and students enrolled in the program are visiting local schools and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of Durham.

The federally-funded Making a Difference in Nursing II (MADIN II) Program hosted a visit from its consultants January 19-21, 2011. MADIN II is a HRSA Workforce Diversity grant with the goal of increasing the participation of high achieving/high potential underrepresented minorities (URMs) in nursing education at Duke University School of Nursing. The ultimate outcome of the project is to produce nursing leaders from URMs in nursing prepared at the PhD or DNP levels.

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