Metzl to discuss political allegiances, health decisions and racial anxiety in Jan. 11 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

December 8, 2020

Why do some Americans put their health at risk by allegiance to a political policy, issue or leader? What motivates them? How do politicians use those allegiances, as well as racial anxiety? And what can health care practitioners do for these patients? Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, will address these questions and…

Making an Impact

December 1, 2020

Each year, Vanderbilt School of Nursing publishes a report that covers awards and grants received, new faculty arrivals, and a listing of significant publications, awards and appointments from the previous calendar year. This report is called “Making an Impact” and it is printed in the fall Vanderbilt Nurse magazine. This is not a usual year….

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

December 1, 2020

Susie Adams Integrated Addiction Medicine Project Meharry Medical College Health Resources and Services Administration 7/1/19–6/30/24 $213,937 Terrah Akard Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow Vanderbilt University 7/1/19­–6/30/21 $80,000 Lindsey Baksh Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Expectant Mothers (MOMs VUMC National Institutes of Health 10/1/2019­–5/31/2021 $14,844 Leanne M. Boehm Improving ICU Recovery in Survivors of Critical Illness…

Welcome New Faculty

December 1, 2020

We welcome noted nurse scientists, experienced clinicians and stellar educators to VUSN.   Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN Professor Julie Barroso focuses on people living with HIV and long-term survivorship. A highly respected scientist in HIV/AIDS research, she has a history of more than two decades of research funding, including serving as principal investigator…

Selected Works and Accomplishments, 2019

December 1, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty are recognized for discovery, scholarship and leadership in the nursing profession and higher education. Here is an abridged list of their work, followed by a sampling of student accomplishments. (This information is reported by most recent full calendar year.) Selected Works Cockroft JD, Adams SM, Bonnet K, Matlock D,…

Ridner returns to cancer patient research and care during Research Ramp-up to advance intervention studies

November 20, 2020

When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheila Ridner, PhD’03, MSN’00, FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program, was the primary investigator on two research studies with oncology patients. “The participants in the lymphedema prevention study had given us five years of their lives, and so we also felt an ethical responsibility to finish our work in supporting them,” Ridner said.