News for Faculty and Staff

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Assistant professors Melissa Aselage and Tracey Yap have been named 2012-2014 Claire M. Fagin Fellows. Each will receive up to $120,000 to support postdoctoral research training, mentorship, leadership, and career development. Press release

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    PhD student Ken Wofford presented a poster titled "Factors Influencing Mental and Physical Health After Elective Surgery in Veterans with Chronic PTSD" at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in San Francisco, California, August 4-8. Faculty co-authors included Chuck Vacchiano, Julie Barroso, Susan Silva, and Michael Hertzberg from the Department of Psychiatry, VA Medical Center.

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Professor Chuck Vacchiano was an invited podium speaker at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists annual meeting in San Francisco, California, August 4-8. The presentation entitled "Cerebral Oximetry: Coming to an OR Near You" discussed the science behind this technology, how it works, the advantages and disadvantages, and current clinical applications.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Consulting Professor René Schwendimann published an article entitled "Variation in safety culture dimensions within and between US and Swiss Hospital Units: an exploratory study" in BMJ Quality & Safety. Article

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Associate Professor Marva Mizell Price has been appointed to the Mining and Energy Commission by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue for a four-year term ending in June 2016. The Commission, legislated by the General Assembly, will oversee fracturing (fracking) rules for the state's gas drilling as an energy source. Dr. Price was a past health director of Chatham County Health Department in Pittsboro and is a member of the North Carolina Public Health Commission.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD ‘12, MSN ‘97; Constance Johnson, associate professor; and Ruth Anderson, Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing, presented a paper entitled "Team Leader Behavior and Team Sensemaking in HIT Implementation" at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, August 3-7.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Rebecca Kitzmiller, PhD ‘12, MSN ‘97; Constance Johnson, associate professor; and Ruth Anderson, Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing, presented a paper entitled "Team Leader Behavior and Team Sensemaking in HIT Implementation" at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, August 3-7.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Assistant Professor Robin Knobel has been appointed Vice Chair for the American Nurses Foundation Nursing Research Reviewer Committee for 2013.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Assistant Professor Michelle Hartman gave a presentation entitled "Influence of Cultural Immersion on Healthcare Students’ Spirituality" at the STTI International Nursing Research Congress in Brisbane, Australia July 30 - August 3.

  • Sunday, August 12, 2012

    PhD student Judith Adams, with mentors Chip Bailey, associate professor; Ruth Anderson, Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing; and James Tulsky, received an award for her NIH National Research Service Award application entitled "Family Perceptions of Nursing Strategies to Facilitate End-of-Life Decisions." This award supports stipend and fellowship expenses for two years with a start date of August 1, 2012.

  • Friday, August 3, 2012

    Transforming the preparation of clinicians to meet the rapidly changing needs of individuals and families with complex health problems

  • Friday, August 3, 2012

    Since June 9, Duke University School of Nursing faculty member Dr. Kathryn Wood has been in Beirut, Lebanon with a group of five Duke University students–pre-med, global health, and biomedical engineering majors–as part of an eight-week DukeEngage service project in partnership with researchers at the American University in Beirut.

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