Dr. Sheila Cannon, Assistant Professor
Traeger, L., Cannon, S., Pirl, W., Keating, N., & Park, E.R. (Mar/April 2013). Depression and under-treatment of depression: Potential risks and outcomes in Black patients with lung cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 31 (2), 123-135.
In the United States, Black men are at higher risk than White men for lung cancer mortality whereas rates are comparable between Black and White women. This article draws from empirical work in lung cancer, mental health, and health disparities to hightlight that race and depression may overlap in predicting lower treatment access and utilization and poorer quality of life among patients. Racial barriers to depression identification and treatment in the general population may compound these risks. Prospective data are needed to examine whether depression plays a role in racial disparities in lung cancer outcomes.
Dr. Afua Arhin, Department Chair Dr. Sheila Cannon, Assistant Professor
The Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. held their 26th Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference June 12-16, 2013 in Los Angelos, CA. The theme for this conference was Leadership in Nursing: Managing the Future of Professional Engagement. Dr. Afua Arhin, Department Chair and Dr. Sheila Cannon, Assistant Professor presented on Establishing an Interprofessional Behavioral Institute.
Mrs. Sharon Gallagher and Ms. Carrie Hamlin, Lecturers Ms. Karla Sessoms, RN, SBSN
The North Carolina Service-Learning Coalition's 2nd Annual Service-Learning Summit was held on October 19, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. The Department of Nursing fosters civic engagement and service-learning through NURS 430, Community Health Nursing. Sharon and Carrie presented reflections from the RN-BSN students in the poster session. Highlighted was the project completed by Karla Sessoms, RN, SBSN while taking Community Health Nursing. Her project, entitled "Black Barbershop" involved providing information and motivation to clients at a neighborhood barbershop populated predominately by Black men regarding Hypertension disease management.
Jacinta Williams at Myrtle Beach
Kendall Smith and Judi Mann