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Healthy Head Start

August 25, 2010

More than 120 community children converged on Alumni Lawn this fall for relay races, tug-of-war contests and healthy snacks at the Fall Field Day Festival. The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University Healthy Head Start, a group of students dedicated to promoting healthy living through education and active lifestyles. Like many good ideas, Healthy Head…

Easing Lymphedema

August 25, 2010

There is only one standard treatment for lymphedema – a chronic condition in which the lymph drainage system is compromised and fluid accumulates in the body – but Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., M.S.N., is investigating a promising laser treatment. Ridner, assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the…

Examining Health Disparities as Social Justice

August 25, 2010

Students, faculty and staff packed the auditorium to hear Wayne Riley, M.D., M.P.H., MBA, deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture in January. Riley, CEO of Meharry Medical College and professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, shared what he believes King would think about health care disparity and inequity in America…

Supporting Tomorrow’s Faculty

August 25, 2010

Becoming a nursing professor is a little easier for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students thanks to a $512,800 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant will help fund a loan forgiveness program for nursing students who want to become full-time faculty upon graduation. “The only way we, as a…

Diabetes Self-Management

August 25, 2010

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes have a new, effective tool to improve self-management called YourWay.

Two Key Promotions at VUSN

August 25, 2010

Becky Keck and Sarah Ramsey have both been promoted to key positions at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Keck, pictured above left, has been named to a newly created role as Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Operations/ Chief Administrative Officer, and Ramsey to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Keck, M.S.N., R.N., NEA, BC, has…