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Dr. Carolyn Jones

Jones Named School of Nursing's Interim Associate Director for Academic Programs

August 4, 2022 - Carolyn W. Jones, PhD, RN, NNP-BC has been named the School of Nursing’s new interim associate director for academic programs, effective August 1. Dr. Jones has been with UNCW since 2012. In this new role, she will be responsible for oversight of all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral academic degree programs and certificates across all levels and instruction modalities. "Her experience with curriculum processes and curriculum development will be an asset to this position," says Dr. Matt Gallek, interim director of the School of Nursing. More...

Dr. Ashley Wells

Wells Named to 2023 Leadership Wilmington Class

August 3, 2022 - Dr. Ashley Wells, associate director for quality assurance in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, is among the 36 individuals selected for the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 class of Leadership Wilmington. The 10-month program challenges and motivates local leaders to use their skills to improve the community. Reacting to the news, Wells said, “I am looking forward to this opportunity to learn with, from and about leaders in our community and to continue to serve on behalf of UNCW.” More...

Jacqueline Vaughn

Vaughn Named Leadership Fellow for Innovation and Interprofessional Education

July 27, 2022 - Dr. Jacqueline Vaughn, clinical assistant professor in the School of of Nursing, has been named the Leadership Fellow for Innovation and Interprofessional Education. She will serve as co-chair of the Interprofessional and Innovation Advisory Council and support partnerships of interprofessional clinics, School of Medicine spaces and other facilities within the College of Health and Human Services. Vaughn will strengthen relationships with community and clinical partners, while focusing on health equity and IPE, and will continue the CHHS signature project (mega-simulation) in collaboration with other faculty members, staff and students. More..

NIna Ziemba

MHA Student Awarded Healthcare Management Scholarship

July 20, 2022 - UNC Wilmington Master of Healthcare Administration student Nina Ziemba is among the 2022 recipients of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Foster G. McGaw graduate student scholarship for healthcare management. The $5,000 scholarship is designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. More...

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CHHS Faculty Awarded 2022 Cahill Grants

June 29, 2022 - Charles L. Cahill Grants for Faculty Scholarship are granted annually to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty to provide seed money for the initiation of projects that subsequently may:

  • Attract funding from other sources,
  • Motivate new research or artistic endeavors,
  • Support travel to research collections, and
  • Encourage the development of specific professional skills.