SON Faculty Receive Recognition On and Off Campus

Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration Dr. Mary Wakefield has invited Dr. Rumay Alexander to participate in the meeting “Team Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice.” This invitational meeting of influential leaders will develop strategies to advance interprofessional team-based competencies for improving education and quality of care delivery across the United States.

Dr. Diane Berry graduated from the second class of UNC Faculty Engaged Scholars in January.  She worked during the two year program to strengthen her community partnerships and connections to her research, using community-based participatory research to develop a weight management and diabetes prevention program for the Spanish-speaking population in Orange and Durham Counties. Read more here.

Dr. Barbara Carlson received the 2011 Southern Research Nursing Society (SNRS) D. Jean Wood Award for her paper, “Cerebral Oxygenation in Wake and During Sleep and its Relationship to Cognitive Function in Community-Dwelling Older Adults without Sleep Apnea,” which she will present at the SNRS Annual Conference. The award recognizes faculty researchers whose contributions have enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region.

Dr. Donna Havens is the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. Dean Janet Allen noted that Dr. Havens’ outstanding contributions as an academician, researcher, practitioner, and administrator made her stand out from all other candidates.

Dr. Coretta Jenerette and Dr. Eric Hodges have received Junior Faculty Development Awards from UNC’s Faculty Study and Research Leave Committee. This award will help Dr. Jenerette further develop her program of research, which is aimed at designing theory-based, self-care management strategies for individuals with sickle cell disease. Dr. Hodges will be using the funds to conduct a secondary analysis of data from the Infant Care, Feeding, and Risk of Obesity Study. Read more here.

Dr. Deborah Mayer was invited to speak at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and Institute of Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum on best practices in cancer treatment planning, with a focus on newly diagnosed cancer patients

Dr. Suzanne Thoyre was invited to participate in the UNC faculty boot camp, “The Entrepreneurial Mindset-Maximizing Faculty Impact,” a four day workshop on entrepreneurial thinking and turning ideas into reality.