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Jan. 07, 2013 @ 03:12 PM

Two professors inducted
DURHAM — Two faculty members at the Duke University School of Nursing have been inducted into the Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing.
The two inductees are professors Paula Tanabe and Donald “Chip” Bailey Jr.
Induction as a Fellow is one of the highest honors in the nation a nurse can receive. Academy Fellows fulfill the Academy’s mission to serve the public and nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
Carson scholarship winners named
CHAPEL HILL — Two UNC Chapel Hill students — one from Durham and one from Chapel Hill — have been named as the university’s newest Eve Carson Scholars.
Durham resident Emma DeWitt and Chapel Hillian Paige Holmes, both juniors, will receive funding for half the cost of attendance in their senior year, plus $5,000 each for a summer enrichment experience.
DeWitt plans to travel next summer to London to work in an alternative education unit that serves previously incarcerated youths. Holmes plans to travel next summer to California to volunteer at a summer camp for children with chronic diseases.
A nine-member selection committee composed of students, faculty, staff and alumni chose DeWitt and Holmes from among 70 applicants for the scholarships that commemorate the life and vision of former student body president Eve Carson, who was murdered in 2008.
Husain chosen for post
DURHAM — Musta Husain has been appointed as the director of the geriatric psychiatry division and vice chair for faculty development at the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Husain takes over from Dan Blazer, who served for many years as the vice chair for faculty and, for the last few months, as interim director of geriatric psychiatry.
Husain comes to Duke from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where he served as professor of psychiatry, neurology and internal medicine as well as distinguished professor in psychiatry research, chief of the geriatric psychiatry division and director of the Neuro Stimulation Research Lab.
Durham student wins award
CHAPEL HILL — UNC Chapel Hill senior Camille McGirt of Durham is one of 17 college students across the state to receive the 2012 Community Impact Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact.
The Community Impact Award recognizes college students who make significant, innovative efforts to address local community needs.
In fall 2010, McGirt participated in the White House Internship, a public service leadership program in the Office of Presidential Personnel. This experience, along with McGirt’s interest in preventative health, led her to establish Healthy Girls Save the World, a program that promotes healthy lifestyles for girls ages 8 to 15 years old in the Chapel Hill area.
Local students honored
ASHEBORO — Several local students have been honored by Randolph Community College for their academic achievements during the fall 2012 semester.
Ariel Peet of Carrboro was named to the president’s list. To make that list, a student must have a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Erik Bourgeois and Kacy Johnson, both of Durham, and Pittsboro’s Roger Phillips and Logan C. Reneau all were named to the honor’s list. A student must have a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49 to quality for that list.
Corazzini selected
DURHAM — Kirsten Corazzini, a professor at the Duke University School of Nursing, has been selected as a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.
The status of fellow is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections. Corazzini, a social gerontologist, was selected for the health sciences section.
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