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VUSN receives NIH award to teach genomics education to nursing faculty and clinicians

December 1, 2021

Associate Professor Laurie Connors, DNP, FAANP, has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute to train doctoral nurses—doctors of nursing practice and PhD nurses—in the translation and integration of genomics into academics, research and clinical practice. Genomics, the study of all of a person’s genes, is a…

HRSA grants awarded to increase NPs in rural and underserved areas

December 1, 2021

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing professors have received grants totaling more than $3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to educate nurse practitioners to provide critical health care in rural and underserved areas. Ginny Moore, MSN’90, DNP, associate professor and director of the women’s health nurse practitioner specialty, will receive $1.5 million over…

Cardiovascular scientist named Ambassador for Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research

December 1, 2021

Assistant Professor Mulubrhan Mogos, PhD, has been named an ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans. Mogos was one of 15 nurse leaders selected nationally for their abilities to advance public,…

Maternal health researcher to study cesarean disparities

December 1, 2021

Assistant Professor 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 findings will inform how health care providers can improve…

National initiatives tap Vanderbilt faculty

December 1, 2021

Tamika Hudson Rolanda Johnson Courtney Pitts Carol Ziegler Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Tamika Hudson, MSN’12, DNP, has accepted an appointment to the inaugural Diversity Committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. The committee will recommend and support activities needed to implement the NONPF’s Call for Greater Racial Diversity in NP Education. She…

Three faculty to head professional associations

December 1, 2021

April Kapu Laurie Connors Jennifer Kim Three of the nation’s professional nursing associations have elected Vanderbilt faculty to their highest offices. Professor April Kapu, DNP’13, MSN’05, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, took office July 1, 2021, as president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, which represents more than 325,000 nurse practitioners nationwide. In this high-visibility role,…