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Class Notes – Fall 2011

October 19, 2011

40s Helen Iola Manoogian, BSN ‘47B, celebrated her 90th birthday with a ride on a zip line. 50s Frances M. Edwards, BSN ‘53, MSN ‘76, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Tennessean’s recent Salute to Nurses ceremony.  According to her nomination, “no one in Tennessee has been more involved in promoting the health of…

Spotlight on Nursing Research/Swelling in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

April 23, 2011

Sheila Ridner, PhD, MSN, wants everyone to know that lymphedema (swelling) doesn’t just happen to breast cancer survivors.  So, she’s expanding her research to head and neck cancer patients. “This work is so important because lymphatic damage and the fibrosis happen from the shoulder to nasal area where our mechanisms for swallowing, nourishing and breathing…

Alumni Profile/Michael Briley, MSN ‘94, DNP, APN, Julia Hereford Society President

April 23, 2011

When people ask me about the practice I started more than 17 years ago, I tell them it’s more than a business.  It’s a philosophy.  I believe that wellness and preventions of problems are the keys to a better, richer life.  This philosophy is fundamental to all aspects of my practice and reflects the strong…

Class Notes – Spring 2011

April 23, 2011

40s Eunice Moe Brock, BSN ‘41, is honorary president of the Liaocheng International Peace Hospital in China.  She is writing a book “Search for a World View” that will harmonize the scientific concepts of the physical and spiritual realms, and hopes to have it translated into Chinese in 2011. Bess Winchester Isaacs, BSN ‘47B, lives…

VUMC Subject of New TV Series

April 19, 2011

Once again Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen as the subject of a new health care reality TV series scheduled to make its broadcast debut on a cable network this spring. The series, titled Baby’s First Day, was produced by New York-based True Entertainment.  It is a brand new effort for a daytime programming…

Got Blood?

April 19, 2011

Students and visitors at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have gotten used to seeing an American Red Cross Bloodmobile in the Godchaux Hall parking lot a few times this year.  During the fall and spring semesters, nearly 80 faculty, staff, and community members donated much-needed blood for the Tennessee Valley Region of the American Red…