Welcome to E-mory Nursing, a newsletter from the School of Nursing to update you on major initiatives and accomplishments.
|Excuse Our Progress
Take the Stairs to Step-up
Spring Community Service Project
New Faculty, New Faces
Update on Development and Alumni Relations Recruiting
Faculty Profile: Sandra Dunbar, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing
|Staff Profile: Ernesto Ince, manager of information technology services
Student Profile: Brandon Lee, 07N
Calendar of Events
|EXCUSE OUR PROGRESS
We’ve reached our capacity! In the SON building, that is. Several of the SON’s research groups will be moving over to our new (but temporary!) space at the former American Cancer Society building on Clifton Road. As you know, the Rollins School of Public Health will break ground on a new building soon, so their space on the first and second floors of the School of Nursing building will be allocated to our school once the new SPH building is completed in about two years. In the meantime, we’ve got about 2,000 sq. ft. available, both office and common space, to us on the 5th floor at ACS. We look forward to holding some “Lunch and Learn” programs at our new space.
TAKE THE STAIRS TO STEP-UP
|SPRING COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Our spring community service project will be to provide men's hygiene kits to the Moultrie Farm Worker Health project this summer. The project typically sees 800-1,000 men in Moultrie, and one of the biggest needs is for hygiene care products. Our kits will contain two pairs of white socks, soap, Gold Bond powder, a razor, and deodorant. We would like to solicit as many of these kits as possible from our faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is 600 kits. We’re also looking for clean used men’s clothing to distribute.
|NEW FACULTY, NEW FACES
A big welcome to three new faculty members: Catherine Vena, Susan Bauer-Wu, and Ron Barrett. Cathy is already here and recently completed a two-year interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship in sleep research with the Emory School of Medicine Department of Neurology, the Emory Program in Sleep Medicine, and the School of Nursing. Her research focuses on sleep disturbances in patients with lung cancer.
Bauer-Wu will arrive in the summer from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she served as director of the Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services. She is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scientist and currently is the principal investigator of a National Institute of Nursing Research R01 grant on “Mindfulness Meditation in Bone Marrow Transplantation.”
Barrett, a medical anthropologist and assistant professor in anthropological science at Stanford University, also will arrive in the summer. His teaching experience included overseas seminars in religion and healing in Tibet, Nepal, and India and service learning courses on the anthropology of death and dying in which he trained students as hospice volunteers in greater San Francisco. Currently, he is conducting an extensive study of the original hospice program in Great Britain.
|UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS RECRUITING
The first applicants for the new position of assistant dean for development and alumni relations visited the SON in mid-to-late April. The assistant dean will be part of the SON leadership team and will recruit an alumni relations officer, a stewardship/events officer, and an administrative assistant. "We want to find a candidate for the assistant dean position who is very enthusiastic about the school and sees it as a career destination," says Susan Eckert, senior associate dean for administration. "Having stability in the leadership of our development and alumni affairs operation will be important as we go into the comprehensive fundraising campaign." Of course, the assistant dean and the staff will have a lot of contact with SON alumni. "We have some of the most active and involved alumni groups at Emory, and they will play an important role in the campaign,” she says.
PROFILE: SANDRA DUNBAR, CHARLES HOWARD CANDLER PROFESSOR OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING
Dunbar hopes all the interesting projects she has worked on will both make a difference in the lives of cardiac patients and families as well as serve as an impetus to young nurses to become nurse-scientists. She’s been active in cardiovascular research for more than two decades, conducting psychosocial and outcomes research with high risk cardiac patients and was appointed in September director of Center for Research on Symptoms, Symptom Interactions, and Health Outcomes.
STAFF PROFILE: ERNESTO INCE, MANAGER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
|STUDENT PROFILE: BRANDON LEE, 07N
The first thing Lee will tell you about his life is that he doesn’t have one. “I have no life and study whenever I’m not at school or work.” Lee works as a patient care assistant in Emory University Hospital’s cardiovascular intensive care unit and works all kinds of hours—days, nights, and weekends. But the experience is great, he says, and he enjoys working with patients with complex conditions.
National Nursing Week – May 6-12
“Nursing: A Profession and a Passion” is this year’s theme for National Nursing Week. We hope all nurses will wear their nursing school pins and see who has most experience as an RN.
All-Faculty Meeting – May 7
Research Roundtable – May 8
Lay Recognition of Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Challenge for Global Safe Motherhood, by Lyn Sibley, PhD, CNM
Pinning Ceremony – May 13
Commencement and Diploma Ceremony – May 14
Scholarship in Progress – May 16