Research News Category

Growth Plans

March 12, 2018

New senior associate dean seeks to increase research from the inside and out Despite saying that she’s not completely settled in, there are no unpacked boxes cluttering Mariann R. Piano’s new office on the fourth floor of Godchaux Hall. Her desk displays photos of her husband and two sons. Framed prints of iconic South Shore…

When They Can’t Tell You Where It Hurts

February 1, 2017

Already suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Todd Monroe’s grandmother was dealt a second blow — breast cancer. Because she couldn’t articulate what was wrong, the cancer was advanced when she was diagnosed. Managing her pain became a top priority, but that was a challenge: she couldn’t tell the caregivers in the nursing home where she lived…

Ph.D. Student Support Fund Update

November 14, 2014

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Ph.D. Student Support Fund was established by Graduate faculty and program alumni in 2010. Its purpose is to assist students in meeting non-tuition related expenses associated with dissertation completion. To date, seven students have been awarded financial support. Of those, four have been awarded the Ph.D. degree. The…

Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation, co-authored by VUSN PhD Student Alvin Jeffrey

June 5, 2014

In the Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing PhD student Alvin D. Jeffery, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FNP-BC, and Robin L. Jarvis, MS, SPHR, presents a pragmatic, realistic approach to clinical orientation to meet the needs of the nurses, organization and patients.  Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta…

Spotlight on Nursing Research//Socially Assistive Robots and Senior Care

April 29, 2014

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Lorraine Mion believes nursing resources are going to be stretched to their limits with a growing senior population.  To help shore up these anticipated gaps, she thinks robots can play a role in complementing or supplementing some senior care needs.  Collaborating with some of the best minds from the realms…

Spotlight on Nursing Research//Rapid Response Team Sustainability

November 5, 2013

Incoming Veterans Administration Quality Scholar Deonni Stolldorf, PhD, MSN, RN, is passionate about innovation in health care. She’s been interested in medicine since she was a child growing up in South Africa. She was a high achiever with good grades who applied to medical school at a time when very few women were admitted, and,…