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.
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.
DNP alumna Mary "Mimi" Jenko published an article entitled "A systems approach to improving care for all bereaved families" in the Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. The article was co-authored with Nancy Short.
Jane Blood-Siegfried recently received the Community Service Award from the Checago Bright-Sawo Foundation for her work with Project Liberia Ebola. Blood-Siegfried worked with Liberian Duke nurse Amanda Mathies to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to Liberia.
Jane Blood-Siegfried and Katherine Pereira recently published an article entitled "Descriptive Study of Nursing Scope of Practice in Rural Medically Underserved Areas of Africa, South of the Sahara" in the International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences. Co-authors included experts from the Kilimanjaro Christian medical University College Faculty of Nursing in Tanzania.
MSN and DNP alumna Gina Wilson, who is also a clinical instructor for the ABSN and MSN programs, published a manuscript titled "Helping Babies Breathe implementation in Zanzibar, Tanzania" in the International Journal of Nursing Practice. Co-authors include Liz Rende, Michelle Hartman and Jane Blood-Siegfried.
Gina also won UNC Charlotte Alumni's 2017 Humanitarian Award. Watch this video to learn more about her award.
Jane Blood-Siegfried and Irene Felsman recently attended the annual conference of the Triangle Global Health Consortium held at NC State University.
The Triangle Global Health Consortium is a non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing North Carolina as a center of global health.