Seven people were celebrated on June 17 during a virtual presentation of the 2020 Alumni Awards Ceremony. More than 65 people attended.
This year's annual awards ceremony presentation to celebrate the faculty, staff, and students of DUSON was held through Zoom on May 8 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Valerie Sabol, professor, introduced and concluded the ceremony, and the DUSON Nightingales chorus joined to lead the attendants in singing the Duke University alma mater. Dean Marion Broome and Valerie Howard, associate dean for Academic Affairs, were among the presenters.
The full stream can be viewed on the Duke Mediasite platform.
PhD student Heeyeon Son has been awarded a competitive renewal of her American Cancer Society Cancer Doctoral Scholarship in Cancer Nursing for her project "Family Communication in Pediatric Palliative Care in Korea." Son and her sponsor Sharron Docherty, associate professor, submitted the application for the renewal in October.
Sharron Docherty, associate professor, was one of the authors of "The Need for a Serious Illness Digital Ecosystem (SIDE) to Improve Outcomes for Patients Receiving Palliative and Hospice Care" article in The America
At Duke, a culture of interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration is becoming the norm, rather than the exception. DUSON faculty and students are redefining how creative partnerships can deepen professional understanding, innovate solutions to complex challenges and drive discovery and translation of knowledge in new and exciting ways. These collaborations are challenging traditional silos of research, clinical practice, and community service.
Technology in Research Across the Lifespan
Numerous DUSON faculty and students presented at the Gerontological Society of America's annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, November 13-17:
"Implementation of the Goals of Care Decision Aid in Nursing Homes: An Evidence-Based Intervention" (Eleanor McConnell, associate professor)
SYMPOSIUM: "SOCIAL NETWORKS, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING AMONG PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA"
Increases in life expectancy in many childhood-onset chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease, cancer, lupus and chronic kidney disease has brought unique challenges for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). These AYAs struggle to deal with the associated disease burden, manage their condition and thrive as they develop independent self-management skills to become active and engaged adults. The challenges that influence this population across this transition are some that only they can address, but often lack the skills and motivation to do so.