Dr. Bates works to support clinicians

October 3, 2018

In her current role as oncology precision medicine clinical pharmacist practitioner, Dr. Bates is leading a precision medicine program within UNC Healthcare. The UNC Healthcare precision medicine program focuses on targeted cancer treatments and using molecular information such as DNA to design a care plan. Dr. Bates works to support clinicians within the hematology/oncology service … Continued

Jennifer Fisk, CRNA Receives Patient Safety Excellence Award

September 10, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Jenni Fisk on her Patient Safety Excellence Award from Hillsborough. Jenni prevented a near miss for wrong site surgery in an ophthalmology case at Hillsborough. Thank you for always advocating for your patients Jenni. Way to go!

Jacqueline Gaillard Gibson, PA-C

September 7, 2018

Our patient comment this week recognizes Jennifer Woody, FNP, from the Departments of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery: “Jennifer is off the scales. I had talked to three other professionals about the issue I had. Jennifer thoroughly explained things in ways I could understand, talked to me about medication, what I could expect, more details about my condition, and made sure to schedule a followup…

Renee Edkins, ANP, DNP

April 4, 2018

Dr. Edkins is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Duke University. She has been with the Department of Surgery for the last nine years specializing in Burn Reconstruction with a focus on the laser based remodeling of scar tissue. She is the Director of the Laser Surgery Program for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In this role she is an educational leader providing training on the use of lasers in burn care to staff, medical students, resident surgeons and attending physicians from UNC as well as those visiting form other sites across the country.


January 5, 2018

Assistant Dean for Practice, Tom Bush, was voted president-elect of the Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs (APGAP) at its annual meeting held in Phoenix, AZ in October. He will assume the role of president in October 2018.
Founded in 2014, APGAP’s focus is on the development and operationalization of Nurse Practitioner fellowship programs nationwide. The annual meeting is geared towards program design, learning methods, competency development, and outcomes evaluation of APRN postgraduate programs.

Congratulations, Tom, and thanks for your leadership in this area!

Janelle Bludorn

November 28, 2017

With roots in the rural Great Plains, UNC Physician Assistant Program faculty member Janelle Bludorn’s interest in emergency medicine was sparked while working in the emergency department of a small-town South Dakota hospital. She completed her Bachelor of Science studies in Psychology, Biology and Native American Studies at the University of South Dakota, and then … Continued

Sujatha Cumaran

September 18, 2017

Dr. Cumaran earned her Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree through Virginia Common Wealth University in August 2017. Her capstone project during her Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice was to “Develop a checklist to improve patient safety during transport of patients post anesthesia from OR to ICU.” Her capstone project has been identified as … Continued