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Dean Linda Norman to step down in June 2021

February 23, 2021

Linda D. Norman, DSN, FAAN, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021. A transformational leader, Norman has served as dean since 2013 and spent nearly 30 years in various academic and administrative roles at Vanderbilt….

Philosophy of care for women of all ages

February 19, 2021

The first baby Vernicia Winford helped deliver into the world as a certified nurse-midwife was her own niece, born just a few days after the nursing graduate student passed her American Midwifery Certification Board exam in December 2019. As a dual nurse-midwifery/family nurse practitioner student in the School of Nursing, Winford saw patients of all ages and genders…

Cancer patient research and care continue in midst of pandemic

February 15, 2021

When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheila Ridner, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing and director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program, was the primary investigator on two research studies with oncology patients. Entering its sixth and final year, one of these studies involved…

Godchaux family’s legacy continues with $6.6 million in gifts to the School of Nursing

December 15, 2020

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received gifts this year totaling $6.6 million from the estates of Agnes G. Kirkpatrick Godchaux and Frank Godchaux III, BS’49, and Charles Godchaux, BA’52. These are among the largest scholarship gifts that the nursing school has ever received. They will support the Godchaux family’s endowed scholarships—the Elijah Nevins Kirkpatrick…

Making an Impact

December 1, 2020

Each year, Vanderbilt School of Nursing publishes a report that covers awards and grants received, new faculty arrivals, and a listing of significant publications, awards and appointments from the previous calendar year. This report is called “Making an Impact” and it is printed in the fall Vanderbilt Nurse magazine. This is not a usual year….

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

December 1, 2020

Susie Adams Integrated Addiction Medicine Project Meharry Medical College Health Resources and Services Administration 7/1/19–6/30/24 $213,937 Terrah Akard Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow Vanderbilt University 7/1/19­–6/30/21 $80,000 Lindsey Baksh Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Expectant Mothers (MOMs VUMC National Institutes of Health 10/1/2019­–5/31/2021 $14,844 Leanne M. Boehm Improving ICU Recovery in Survivors of Critical Illness…