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    • Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP receives the CARN-AP Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship June 23, 2020
      In 2018, the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB) initiated the annual Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” Scholarship to honor Carolyn’s work in providing care for patients with addictions and to encourage others to promote the mission of healing. Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, UNC Horizons’ Director of Health Services, was awarded the CARN-AP Carolyn Jewell “Steel Magnolia” […]
    • UNC Horizons to receive portion of $10.1 million in grant to increase access to opioid treatment March 12, 2020
      UNC Horizons Program is included in a group of 19 organizations across the country who will receive a total of $10.1 million in grants from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to address opioid use disorder treatment. UNC Horizons will receive $428,899 for the 18-month project. Hendrée Jones, PhD, executive director of Horizons and […]
    • New positions open at UNC Horizons Program February 27, 2020
      The UNC Horizons Program has a number of new positions open: Residential Advisor (temporary) Early Childhood Development Practitioner Social Work Practitioner The UNC Horizons Program (part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC-Chapel Hill) is a substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives […]
    • UNC OB-GYN awards honors for staff excellence in 2019 January 19, 2020
      We extend our many congratulations to the winners of UNC OB-GYN’s 2019 Star Awards and the 2019 Staff Excellence Award. Each year the department recognizes employees who are outstanding, committed, dedicated, dependable, have a positive and supportive attitude, and consistently exceed requirements and go beyond the usual expectation of their job requirements. Kelly Scurlock-Cross, of […]
    • UNC Hospitals implements new visitor restrictions due to flu January 8, 2020
      In order to protect patients during the peak of flu season, UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh will implement new visitor restrictions: Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, children less than 12 years old are prohibited from visiting inpatients at UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh (including patients in the Emergency Department), and […]
    • Create warm holiday memories for UNC Horizons clients and their families December 3, 2019
      The UNC Horizons Holiday Tree offers our community a chance to help clients create warm holiday memories for their children on Christmas morning. The tree is located in the OB-GYN Chair’s Office in 3009 Old Clinic Building. Each ornament or candy cane on the tree has one suggested gift item, which should be placed under […]
    • Honoring Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Recovery Role Model Dawn Haywood for their support of Horizons October 11, 2019
      In mid-September, UNC Horizons honored two amazing women for their help and support of Horizons’ programs. The Horizons team voted and chose Mayor Lydia Lavelle to be the 2019 recipient of the Big Heart Award. This is an award established in honor of Horizons’ founding medical director and his wife, John and Joe Carol Thorp. […]
    • Chelsea G. receives a life-changing gift to complete her education and become economically self-sufficient October 11, 2019
      Chelsea G. has worked hard to overcome every obstacle life puts in her way. She grew up in Wake County and has called Chapel Hill home for many years. During her formative years she experienced many difficulties. She turned to drugs to help ease the pain of life and its memories. Soon she found drugs […]
    • Janet Thompson makes legacy gift to Horizons for women to pursue their education October 11, 2019
      Janet Thompson, otherwise known as Ack to her friends and family, made two extraordinary gifts to UNC Horizons in memory of her late husband, Jim. When talking about her family and her beloved Jim, Ack’s eyes sparkle, and her entire face lights up.  Ack and “her honey” met on a blind date, got married four […]
    • Treating women with opioid use disorders during pregnancy requires integrated, collaborative care July 29, 2019
      Building models of integrated, trauma-informed prenatal care for pregnant women with substance use disorders takes time and collaboration. And, it’s a worthy task that could save the lives of women and children and stop harmful cycles for healthier generations. A new paper from UNC Horizons’ Director of Health Services Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP, outlines the […]