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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    An interprofessional team from the Duke Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Duke Health System and Duke Health Technology Solutions collaborated to create 30 online continuing education modules to assist health care professionals in the care of the frail elder population.

    Every day interprofessional teams come together to solve complex problems and provide the best possible care for their patients. Many of these teams work with older adults who have higher rates of multiple medical conditions, limited physical and cognitive abilities, and limited resources.  

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    In June 2015, through the efforts of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Adult Protective Services, residents of Durham came together to observe Elder Abuse Awareness Day – a day to raise awareness and hold conversations about the risk of elder abuse. The message focused on prevention and awareness for caregivers and the public—when abuse takes place and is not reported, the person(s) witnessing the event are also guilty of neglect or abuse. Group attendees were passionate and decided to continue the conversation about caring for the elderly and individuals living with dementia.

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    Congratulations to Anne Derouin, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP, associate professor; who has been named director of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

  • Monday, July 8, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will sponsor and host its 8th annual Sickle Cell Conference with the theme “Living Better with Sickle Cell Disease” on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7. The conference is a joint effort with experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Cone Health System, Virginia Commonwealth University, Atrium Health and the Pi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority.

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Solving the problems affecting access to care has been a contested political debate, a puzzle for national health organizations and a struggle for health systems and communities. As a social determinant of health, having access to care contributes to overall health and wellness of an individual and reduces unnecessary emergency department and other health care costs.

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Angela Richard-Eaglin, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, assistant professor; was recently selected as a 2019 Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners!

    She will join a group of leaders whose scholarly and forward-thinking contributions have led to meaningful improvements to health care and the nurse practitioner role.

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Duke University School of Nursing is committed to investing resources in recruiting and graduating nurses from diverse populations, in an effort to build a nursing workforce that reflects society. To reach that goal, DUSON is happy to welcome the 2019 Health Equity Academy II Scholars. The Academy for Academic and Social Enrichment and Leadership Development for Health Equity—more commonly known as the Health Equity Academy II (HEA II)—was created to support minority students in the ABSN program.

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

    Beth Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE, associate professor; has been named director of the Institute of Educational Excellence (IEE), the educational hub for faculty and staff development and new faculty orientation and on-boarding. She has served as interim director since August 2017.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    On a bright spring day, nurse practitioner Dakar Howell and physical therapist Lauren Waits met with a group of eight eager tour guides in a back room of Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art. They weren’t preparing for just any museum tour, however. The volunteers are to be guides in the Nasher’s Art Reflections Program for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN, associate dean for research development and data science, has been named Laurel Chadwick Professor of Nursing by the Duke University Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2019. Designation as a distinguished professor is the highest honor that Duke University awards to its faculty members.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    The Duke Center for Research to Advance HealthCare Equity (REACH Equity) recently selected Tolu Oyesanya, PhD, RN, assistant professor; to join the second cohort of Career Development Awardees – REACH Equity Scholars.

  • Monday, May 13, 2019

    Church World Service (CWS) Durham, a non-profit organization that opened in 2009, is part of the global organization Church World Service that formed in 1946 in the wake of World War II. Today, its goal is nearly the same as it was 73 years ago – to help refugees resettle in America. When CWS Durham began resettling refugees a decade ago, they had been working closely with other partners in the Durham area and different factors aligned to demonstrate the need for a branded office in Durham.

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