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VUSN receives NIH award to teach genomics education to nursing faculty and clinicians

November 26, 2021

Associate Professor Laurie Connors, DNP, FAANP, has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute to train doctoral nurses—doctors of nursing practice and PhD nurses—in the translation and integration of genomics into academics, research and clinical practice. Genomics, the study of all of a person’s genes, is a…

HRSA grants awarded to increase NPs in rural and underserved areas

November 26, 2021

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing professors have received grants totaling more than $3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to educate nurse practitioners to provide critical health care in rural and underserved areas. Ginny Moore, MSN’90, DNP, associate professor and director of the women’s health nurse practitioner specialty, will receive $1.5 million over…

Cardiovascular scientist named Ambassador for Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research

November 26, 2021

Assistant Professor Mulubrhan Mogos, PhD, has been named an ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans. Mogos was one of 15 nurse leaders selected nationally for their abilities to advance public,…

Maternal health researcher to study cesarean disparities

November 26, 2021

Assistant Professor Jeremy Neal, PhD, FACNM, has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies. The study findings will inform how health care providers can improve…

In-person pinning celebrations held August 2021

November 26, 2021

The School of Nursing held August pinning ceremonies in person on Sunday, Aug. 8. More than 300 MSN, Post-Master’s Certificate and DNP students in 10 specialties received the VUSN pin, certificate or lavalier during the first in-person pinning held since December 2019. Family and friends were able to attend the two events, held in Langford…

Longtime faculty and staff retire

November 26, 2021

The 2020-21 academic year saw a number of School of Nursing longtime faculty and staff retire and be honored with virtual retirement events. In fall 2020, longtime Admissions Coordinator Bernie Rimgale retired, as did then-assistant dean for student affairs Sarah Ramsey, BA’77, MEd’81. Rimgale joined VUSN in 1985 and worked with research, the FNIC and…