James (Les) Harmon

Seven Faculty Members Awarded Doctor of Nursing Practice Degrees

Seven Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) faculty graduated from doctor of nursing (DNP) degree programs this spring, bringing the number of doctorally-prepared full-time regular-rank faculty to seventy-two out of a total of seventy-nine. This represents an increase of doctorally-prepared faculty from seventy-seven percent in 2010 to ninety-one percent in 2012.

Barroso, Harmon, Relf Present at Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 25th Anniversary Annual Conference

At the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 25th Anniversary Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona, November 15-17, Julie Barroso and Michael Relf as invited speakers presented "HIV-Related Stigma: What Has Changes in the Past 30 Years?"; Julie Barroso led a pre-conference session entitled "Conducting Qualitative Research: An Overview"; and Les Harmon gave an oral presentation entitled "Integrating Routine HIV Screening into a Primary Care Setting in Rural North Carolina." A poster abstract co-authored by PhD student Joyell Arscott entitled "Transitioning Youth to Adult Care through Project AC

Serving the Suffering-–HIV/AIDs research and care

(From Winter 2013 Duke Nursing magazine)

By Jim Rogalski

For Julie Barroso, it was watching a dietary aid cautiously push a food tray into an AIDS patient’s room with her foot.

For James “Les” Harmon, it was the compassion of caregivers he witnessed while volunteering at an AIDS hospice in San Francisco.

These dual epiphanies cemented the career choices of two Duke University School of Nursing faculty members. In the early 1980s, during the peak of fear and anxiety about HIV/AIDS, they committed themselves to serving the suffering.

Harmon Article Selected as Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Article of the Year

Les Harmon has published an article entitled "Integrating routine HIV screening into a primary care setting in rural North Carolina" in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Additionally, the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) selected his article as one of two ANAC 2014 recipients of the JANAC Article of the Year Award.

Recent Faculty Appointment and Promotions

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues in their successful appointments and promotions officially approved at the October 31, 2014 Board of Trustees for the School of Nursing.

Appointed:

Qing Yang, Assistant Research Professor in the School of Nursing, effective September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Promotions:

James Lester Harmon, Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing to Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing, effective September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

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