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…

Grant bolsters VKC mental health program

February 15, 2008

 The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is receiving $640,000 over the next three years from the John Merck Fund to facilitate a mental health treatment program for adolescents and young adults who have both a psychiatric disorder and intellectual or other developmental disability. Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., the center’s director,…

VUSN program helps ease former inmates’ journeys

January 25, 2008

Women leaving prison are receiving behavioral health and addiction recovery services through a partnership between the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and The Next Door residential recovery program. During the last three years, more than 400 formerly incarcerated women have participated in the six-month program, which focuses on recovery from co-occurring disorders and helping the…

Pin ceremony honors VUSN students

August 10, 2007

More than 200 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students received their professional pins of Nursing at a ceremony on Sunday. VUSN Dean Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., welcomed a crowd of more than 2,000 family members and supporters to the ceremony, held at Belmont’s Curb Center due to construction at Langford Auditorium.

Infertility support group to assist couples

July 13, 2007

Couples who undergo infertility treatment often find the road both arduous and lonely. Although the woman and her partner receive ample information about the medical side of treatments like in vitro fertilization, for example, they can often be unprepared for the anxiety and depression that can accompany the path to either parenthood or child-free living.