Penny Cooper

Duke Representation at NONPF 38th Annual Meeting

A cadre of Duke faculty presented at the 38th National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Annual Meeting themed "Revolutionary Ideas and Nurse Practitioner Education" April 12–15 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Associate Professor Valerie Sabol gave a podium presentation entitled "Incorporating Obesity Education into Adult Primary and Acute Care NP Programs" during the Curriculum Topics concurrent session.

Nursing Reunion Weekend 2013

Duke University School of Nursing alumni who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 will celebrate Reunion Weekend 2013 on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Scheduled events include an open house, an awards presentation, the Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Science address, an update on the School of Nursing, a session with students, a moderated panel discussion, and a program on avoiding injuries while exercising.

Taking Care to the Air

Today, Duke University School of Nursing faculty members Dr. Margaret “Midge” Bowers, Dr. Penny Cooper and Dr. Rémi Hueckel fill their days by teaching students, conducting research and working with patients. But once, these three women were first responders racing to accident scenes and urgent medical emergencies—not in an ambulance but in a Duke Life Flight helicopter. Each has more than a decade of experience working as a flight nurse. Dr. Bowers was part of the crew from 1988 to 1999, Dr. Cooper from 1990 to 2000 and Dr. Hueckel from 1998 to 2000.

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:

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