Winter 2018

Marion BroomeIn This Issue
In this Winter 2018 edition of Nursing Leadership Exchange, I invite you to learn how we at Duke are working to expand the touchpoints of nursing across the continuum of healthcare. (Read more


Patricia BrennanBig Data, Population Health and More
Dr. Patricia Flately Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine, was the keynote speaker at our recent 2018 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture. Check out our interview and her lecture to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s strategic plan, big data and population health. View our exclusive interview and the full 2018 Harriet Cook Carter Lecture.


Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training Center Provides Training to Caregivers Across Duke's Campus
The Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training (DEFT) Center was created to train, educate and empower individuals in their role as caregivers of homebound older adults. DEFT offers an academic-medical-community model that develops, implements and evaluates an innovative and scalable model for teaching, training and supporting caregivers who assist and care for elders at home following a hospital or rehabilitation discharge. (Read more)


Brigit CarterCarter Appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is committed to increasing diversity and inclusiveness within its community. To help achieve this, Brigit Carter was recently appointed the first Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (ADDI). The role of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion was created to strengthen and enhance our diverse community. (Read more)


Flag with military dog tags Telepsychiatry Bridges Gap between Rural and Urban Communities
Currently in the United States, one in five adults have experienced a behavioral health disorder according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Unfortunately, access to mental and behavioral health care in many rural parts of the U.S. is simply unavailable due to a national shortage of mental health professionals. (Read more)


Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda Gonzalez-Guarda’s Research Benefits Local Hispanic Community
Why are Hispanic immigrants healthier when they arrive in the United States than they are after they have lived here for a lengthier period of time? Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing is continuing to examine that question. (Read more)


Summer Institute header DUSON Center for Nursing Research Announces Summer Research Institute
The Duke University School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Research will host its first Summer Institute on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, 2018. The 2018 Summer Institute: Methods and Analytics for Symptom Research will support symptom science researchers and analysts to explore advanced techniques for statistical modeling and data analysis. (Read more)

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