Welcome New Faculty

July 1, 2023

Kelly Anne Davis, MSN’10, PhD’21, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC Assistant Professor Davis is a pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 15 years of experience in pediatric critical care, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, surgery, trauma, hematology and oncology. She has practiced at Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center and at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at VUMC….

Outstanding alumni and friends honored for accomplishment, service and impact

June 30, 2023

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Association recognized 11 alumni and friends during the 2022 alumni awards ceremony in October. Honorees were nominated by fellow alumni and colleagues and selected by the association’s board of directors. The awards recognize alumni at varying stages of their careers and in different areas of impact. 2022 Honorees…

Jeffery receives $2.3 million NIDA award

June 30, 2023

Assistant Professor Alvin Jeffery PhD’17, MS’21, has received a $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop technology that will use electronic health records to identify people who are likely to have substance use disorder. The specific application of the technology is to support genetic research across multiple organizations. “Opioid…

School of Nursing’s Ginny Moore selected as AANP fellow

June 16, 2023

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners has named School of Nursing Professor Ginny Moore, DNP, MSN’90, as an AANP fellow in honor of her outstanding achievements and exemplary service. Moore, who directs the Women’s Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner specialty, will be inducted on June 22 at the 2023 AANP National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.  “Membership…

McNelis to lead nursing science PhD program

June 14, 2023

Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE, has been selected as the new Vanderbilt School of Nursing assistant dean for its PhD in nursing science program. McNelis comes to Nashville from her role as professor and associate dean for scholarship of innovation and clinical science at George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington,…

VUSN Informatics expert named to VU AI advisory board

June 13, 2023

Vanderbilt University has tapped Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Nursing Informatics Patricia Sengstack, DNP, FAAN, FACMI, to serve on an advisory board for its new Future of Learning and Generative AI Initiative. The initiative and board will center Vanderbilt efforts around scholarship and opportunities connected to the growing use of nascent artificial intelligence technologies.