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‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

Investigators analyzing comments received during a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study that showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) have shed further light on barriers to care. Those included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments, said Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, lead author on the qualitative study published in “Women’s Health Issues.”

University announces new vaccine requirements and protocols for masking, gatherings and activities

University announces new vaccine requirements and protocols for masking, gatherings and activities

Following revised  CDC recommendations  indicating that fully vaccinated people  no longer need to wear masks or physically distance, Vanderbilt University today announced it is modifying many  COVID-19 protocols surrounding masking, gathering size, off-campus activities and campus visits. Additionally, the university will require all Vanderbilt University–employed faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic school year.  The deadline for faculty, staff and postdocs to submit…

2021 Founder’s Medalist has global reach

Rebecca Silvers has had a love for global travel and immersing herself in the diverse cultures of the world all her life. She began global health work on international medical missions in 2006, but her experiences in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake changed her path. One of the first responders with Project Hope on…

Dean urges Class of 2021 to work for health equity and autonomy

Under a tent at Recreation Field 1 on Vanderbilt’s East side, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Class of 2021 reassembled for Investiture on May 15. The joyful celebration reflected a mix of tradition and variations necessitated by pandemic precautions, and marked the first time some participants had been on campus since COVID-19 hit in March…

Class of 2020 called “the hope of nursing” during Investiture celebration

After a 12-month wait, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Class of 2020 celebrated—and was celebrated—in person during Investiture ceremonies held on campus May 2. The intimate ceremony for graduates, family and friends was both traditional and innovative as it accommodated COVID-19 safety protocols while still retaining appropriate pomp and circumstance. In her address to graduates,…

Vanderbilt Chancellor Diermeier recognizes VUSN faculty, staff and students on Nurses Day

Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier recorded a video message to the School of Nursing, sending good wishes to its students, faculty and staff on National Nurses Day, May 6, 2021, and thanking the school for its part in Vanderbilt University’s successful return to campus.

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