Jane Blood-Siegfried

Summertime and the Living Is Easy?

Summertime might mean vacations at the mountains, or the beach for some, but for the faculty of the School of Nursing, summer is anything but being laid back. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, they are engaged around the world expanding their knowledge and sharing their expertise.

We asked the classic question, “So what will you be doing during the summer break?” The following is just a snapshot of some of the answers we received about the activities keeping DUSON Faculty busy this summer:

Titch, Vacchiano, Blood-Siegfried Publish in Anesthesia eJournal

DUSON faculty members Frank Titch, Chuck Vacchiano and Jane Blood-Siegfried coauthored an article with Dr. Tracey Holsinger from the Durham VA Medical Center entitled "Improving anesthetic depth assessment during electroconvulsive therapy with bispectral index monitoring: A pilot quality improvement project" that has been published by Anesthesia eJournal.

Blood-Siegfried, De Gagne, Morgan Appointed Adjunct Professors at University for Development Studies in Ghana

Jane Blood-Siegfried, Jennie De Gagne and Brett Morgan received appointments as Adjunct Professors in the University for Development Studies (UDS) School of Medicine and Health Science's Department of Anesthesia. UDS is located in Tamale, Ghana. These two-year faculty appointments are in support of the work being done in association with the Duke Global Health Bass Connections grant that Brett is leading in Ghana.

Blood-Siegfried, Pereira, Broome Present at Conference to Help Establish FNP Program in Rural Tanzania

Jane Blood-Siegfried, Kathy Pereira and Dean Marion E. Broome presented at a conference sponsored by Duke University School of Nursing and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University in Arusha, Tanzania, February 9-12. The "Consensus Building Conference: Establishing a Family Nurse Practitioner Program for Rural Tanzania" was attended by the Deputy Minister of Health for Tanzania; stakeholders in Tanzania, Botswana and Ghana; and partners in the U.S. A goal of this conference is to lead the way to establishing a Family Nurse Practitioner program.

DNP Alumna and Faculty Members Publish Article in the Journal of Community Health Nursing

DNP alumna Lynn Eggert along with Donna Biederman, Jane Blood-Siegfried and Mary Champagne published an article entitled "Coalition Building for Health: A Community Garden Pilot Project with Apartment Dwelling Refugees" in the Journal of Community Health Nursing. The project was a part of Eggerts DNP project.

Blood-Siegfried Becomes Affiliate of Duke Global Health Institute

Jane Blood-Siegfried was recently approved as an affiliate of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) for her commitment to global health at Duke. As an affiliate with DGHI, Blood-Siegfried not only had to demonstrate interest in global health, but also participate in a DGHI research, education, service or policy initiative, including mentoring global health majors and minors, or graduate and professional students on fieldwork or research, or teaching a course whose primary departmental designation is global health.

Filling In The Gaps

Africa has had a hold on Jane Blood-Siegfried, PhD, RN, CPNP, ever since she was a girl, when she lived in Liberia with her family and, among other things, cared for a succession of orphaned baby chimpanzees, one of whom slept in a crib in her room and occasionally clambered up onto her bed and plucked the rollers out of her hair. Her family left Liberia, where her father had been stationed as a U.S. State Department official building schools, when she was 15.

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