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Life, and nursing, an adventure for Conway-Welch

October 24, 2008

It all started with a good book. As an eight-year-old, Colleen Conway was a voracious reader. During the summer after third grade, she visited the Gloversville, N.Y., public library and happened across a book about a fictitious nurse named Cherry Ames. “I read the whole series that summer and was so intrigued by all the…

Study suggests coffee may help alcoholics quit

July 25, 2008

Not all recovering alcoholics smoke cigarettes, but almost all of them drink coffee, according to a new Vanderbilt study suggesting that healthy consumatory behaviors could help addicts kick their habit. “Coffee and Cigarette Consumption and Perceived Effects in Recovering Alcoholics Participating in Alcoholics Anonymous in Nashville, TN” is being released today at OnlineEarly and will…

Study focuses on obesity in the lesbian community

July 11, 2008

7/11/2008 – Obesity is an epidemic, and lesbians are nearly twice as likely to be overweight than heterosexual women. Sarah Fogel, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, is using a successful, predominately lesbian weight loss group in Atlanta, as a model system for determining how to target obesity in a…

VUSN seminar series offers tips on caring for elderly loved ones

June 13, 2008

Vanderbilt University Nursing School recently kicked off a four-part summer series dedicated to providing much-needed tips on caring for elderly loved ones. The series, “Caring for Your Aging Parents,” is free and is designed to address key elements such as safety concerns, medicine issues, understanding dementia, legal protections and other issues.

VUSN names Keck assistant dean for Administration

March 14, 2008

Becky Keck, M.S.N., R.N., has been named assistant dean for Administration at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. “Becky is a talented administrator, instructor and nurse who brings with her a long track record of successes,” said Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., dean of VUSN. “She is uniquely suited to make important contributions to our work here.”

MIHOW: Outreach Program Offers Kitchen Table Advice to New Moms

February 28, 2008

For the last 25 years, the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) program has proven that the best advice for pregnant women and new mothers often comes from other moms themselves. Begun in 1982 to improve birth outcomes, MIHOW brings laywomen from the local community into the homes of women who are economically disadvantaged and/or…