May retreat recognized 2015-16 Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program fellows

Monday, June 13, 2016
By Claudia Graham, MBA, MPH

The Duke Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program welcomed back its 2015-16 program year fellows and its new 2016-17 program year fellows at the May 21-25 leadership retreat held at the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill.

Program advisory board members, program core faculty from Duke University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, fellows’ project coaches and program partners from Johnson & Johnson were also in attendance at the retreat, which is the last session for the 28 fellows in the 2015-16 graduating cohort and the first session for the 29 fellows in the 2016-17 incoming cohort.

These leadership retreats are a core component of the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership program with fellows attending three on-site retreats during the course of the program year. The retreat theme this May for the graduating 2015-16 cohort was “Professional and Personal Life Strategies.” In concurrent sessions, the retreat theme for the entering 2016-17 cohort was “Transformative Leadership and Program Planning.” Thirty-seven guest discussion leaders and presenters led sessions related to these themes throughout the five-day event.

The highlights of the retreat were the events that recognized the accomplishments of the fellows completing the program. It was a rewarding experience when the 2015-16 program fellows gave oral presentations and exhibited project posters sharing the results of their Fellow’s Projects. A celebratory dinner was also held in their honor at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel.

The program wishes to extend sincere congratulations to the 2015-16 program fellows for their work this past year and for their contributions to improving health care for their patients and communities.

Claudia Graham is a training coordinator in the Division of Community Health. She coordinates theDuke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program and the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership program. Contact her at