225 years of Tar Heels: Ernest Grant

In honor of the University’s 225th anniversary, UNC.edu is sharing profiles throughout the academic year of some of the many Tar Heels who have left their heelprint on the campus, their communities, the state, the nation, and the world. Ernest Grant, burn outreach coordinator at the NC Jaycee Burn Center, was featured this week.

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When Ernest Grant moved to Chapel Hill in 1982 and began his career as a nurse at the Jaycee Burn Center at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, he quickly became a man with a mission.

He was determined to educate the public on burn prevention and fire safety.

Grant, an adjunct professor for the School of Nursing and the burn outreach coordinator for the Jaycee Burn Center, was recently elected as the president of the American Nurses Association. He is the first male to be elected to the position, which represents the interest of 4 million nurses across the country. His two-year term will begin on Jan. 1.

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