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Cancer patient research and care continue in midst of pandemic

February 15, 2021

When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheila Ridner, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing and director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program, was the primary investigator on two research studies with oncology patients. Entering its sixth and final year, one of these studies involved…

Student groups program VUSN’s 2021 Diversity Month Activities

February 8, 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing traditionally celebrates February as Diversity Month, with student affinity groups providing programing and presentations.. The events kicked off Feb. 1, with a presentation by Emporia State University Assistant Professor Douglas Allen, PhD, and Mytrice Allen on “Beyond the Presidency: The Role of Nurses in the Continued Work of Anti-Racism.” The sponsor…

Muchira studys links in mother-child cardiovascular health, coronavirus anxiety

February 6, 2021

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began, School of Nursing postdoctoral fellow James Muchira designed a study to examine the relationship between maternal cardiovascular health and early childhood obesity and arterial stiffness in 1- to 5-year-old children. He altered his recruitment and data collection protocols to prioritize the safety of the participants and research personnel when he returned to the lab through Vanderbilt’s Research Ramp-up process.

Rosemark Women Care Specialists (ID) adds Maddie Harris, VUSN MN-FNP Alumna, to delivery team

February 4, 2021

VUSN MN-FNP Alumna, Maddie Harris, CNM, FNP was recently introduced as an addition to the Rosemark Women Care Specialists (ID) certified nurse-midwife team. Harris graduated from VUSN’s dual nurse-midwifery and family nurse practitioner program. She works with women not only through pregnancy and childbirth but also with gynecological heath care.

VUSN MSN Alumna, Alisa Haushalter, named Communicator of the Year for 2020 in Shelby County (TN)

January 28, 2021

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has selected VUSN MSN Alumna, Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN., Director of the Shelby County Health Department, as its Communicator of the Year for 2020. She has led media briefings exhibiting communications skills that are honest, direct, understandable, and always focused on protecting the community and…

“The tightest team that’s never met” keeps VU running during pandemic

January 26, 2021

They’ve been working together, side by side—or, rather, screen by screen—seven days a week for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of active students, faculty, researchers and staff open and running in the midst of a pandemic.
Andrea George, MS’94, PhD’07, director of environmental health and safety for the university, and Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, senior associate dean for clinical and community partnerships at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, are co-commanders of the university’s Public Health Central Command Center. They were instrumental in developing and leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan.

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