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Study examines new option for babies born addicted to narcotics

November 12, 2004

11/12/2004 – Researchers in the schools of Medicine and Nursing are teaming up on a new study designed to determine whether a new option could mean less severe withdrawal symptoms for the estimated 350,000 babies reportedly born addicted to narcotics each year.

Emergency preparedness center lauded by CDC

January 30, 2004

The National Center for Emergency Preparedness (NCEP) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been approved as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Specialty Centers for Public Health Preparedness to coordinate national efforts related to terrorism and emerging public health threats. The Centers for Public Health Preparedness program is designed to combine…

Colleen Conway-Welch Selected as Nashvillian of the Year

January 1, 2004

Colleen Conway-Welch, at the age of 22, didn’t appear afraid of anything. When she contemplated what to do with her life, she thought adventurously. When she considered where to go, she held the world in the palm of her hand.

VUMC helps influence policy change for infant flu shot

October 24, 2003

Flu prevention initiatives got a shot in the arm last week when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to recommend that all children 6- to 23-months old receive the influenza vaccine, starting with the 2004 flu season. The decision strengthens the CDC’s previous position, which only “encouraged” vaccines for healthy infants in that…

School of Nursing celebrates record high enrollment

August 29, 2003

The School of Nursing greeted nearly 300 new faces for the first day of orientation on Monday, before classes began today, with a record high number of new students. A total of 264 new students have enrolled at VUSN for the 2003-2004 academic year, compared to 243 last year. Linda Norman, DSN, senior associate dean…

Improving health through expressive writing

April 28, 2003

A series of studies at The Vanderbilt School of Nursing are examining whether expressive writing sessions can make a difference in emotional and physical health of patients with chronic illnesses- specifically patients with HIV, diabetes, and people looking for a way to stop smoking. Ken Wallston, PhD, Professor of Psychology in the School of Nursing,…