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Maternal health expert wins NIH grant to study disparity in births among Black and white women

June 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Nursing 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 will focus on the frequency of cesarean births among the two groups. It will be the first to describe obstetric care in this way at a high-volume, academic medical center, and its findings will inform how health care providers can improve standards of care to ultimately decrease the disparity in cesarean births.

School of Nursing receives 10-year CCNE accreditation

June 24, 2021

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has reaccredited Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for its master of science in nursing, doctorate in nursing practice and post-master’s certificate programs for a 10-year period through 2031. The prestigious accreditation comes after an extensive self-study followed by rigorous review by a peer-review team of CCNE examiners and the…

VUSN Nurse-Midwives step up to save lives in two emergencies

June 21, 2021

The mother of the groom was choking at a wedding reception. A person needed CPR on a plane. Two Vanderbilt Faculty Nurse-Midwives stepped up and saved lives. Read about CNMs Grace Zimmerman and Alexandra Speros, MSN’19, in “VUMC Voice.”

2021 Founder’s Medalist has global reach

May 26, 2021

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…

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

May 25, 2021

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…

School of Nursing among nation’s best in 2022 “U.S. News & World Report” rankings

May 20, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing was again named a Top 10 graduate nursing school, as ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School survey. Read more for full rankings.

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