The Invest in Nursing grant has had great success over the past three years in the partnership between UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing and Piedmont Health Services, Inc., with three cohorts of Student Scholars from UNC Chapel Hill, and with three cohorts of Faculty Fellows from across the State of North Carolina. This program is a time-limited grant funded opportunity, provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration, and will no longer continue programming in this current iteration after the 2021-2022 cohort year. It is our hope that other educational entities will use Invest in Nursing as a blueprint for implementing similar programming. Reach Out

Shelby Rimmler, MPH

Grant Project Manager/Partnership Liaison

Shelby Rimmler holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include health equity, rural health, and environmental justice with her most recent research and practice focusing on community engagement in project design and implementation, as well as developing community-academic partnerships. As a native North Carolinian, Ms. Rimmler has a strong commitment to serving and working with communities and systems impacted by North Carolina-specific contexts. Ms. Rimmler is a recipient of the May 2021 Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award out of the UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor’s Office.