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.
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.
Sunday, May 16, 2010 was graduation day at Duke University and the School of Nursing graduated nearly 300 students with Bachelor, Masters, Post Masters, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. Several things struck me as I sat through the ceremony and listened to the speakers, descriptions of the various accomplishments and awards presented to students.
Professor Dorothy Powell delivered a presentation entitled “The Health of Our Nation: The Unfulfilled Dream” on January 25 as the guest speaker for the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing annual Martin Luther King Jr. lecture, part of the university’s Black History Month Celebration.
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue appointed Associate Dean for Global and Community Health Initiatives Dorothy Powell as a general member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine for a five-year term.
Duke University School of Nursing is co-sponsoring the 2012 Beijing International Nursing Conference, June 7-10, 2012, in Beijing, China. The theme of the conference is “Altogether for Nursing, Innovation with Evidence.” To promote regional, national, and international cooperation among nursing schools and institutions, the event will bring together nurse researchers and practitioners from around the world to exchange the latest developments in academic nursing and clinical care.
The Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) began its mission to address health disparities locally and abroad six years ago and since that time has experienced steady recognition and growth. However, during the 2011-2012 academic years, the pace of growth seems to be reaching new heights with OGACHI reaping the benefits of seeds planted several years ago. Evidence of this acceleration is shown in our latest intention to work in Rwanda.