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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…

Welcome New Faculty

December 1, 2020

We welcome noted nurse scientists, experienced clinicians and stellar educators to VUSN.   Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN Professor Julie Barroso focuses on people living with HIV and long-term survivorship. A highly respected scientist in HIV/AIDS research, she has a history of more than two decades of research funding, including serving as principal investigator…

Selected Works and Accomplishments, 2019

December 1, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty are recognized for discovery, scholarship and leadership in the nursing profession and higher education. Here is an abridged list of their work, followed by a sampling of student accomplishments. (This information is reported by most recent full calendar year.) Selected Works Cockroft JD, Adams SM, Bonnet K, Matlock D,…

Vanderbilt Nurse Faculty Practices Anchor Down, Step Up

September 17, 2020

As Vanderbilt University leadership considered whether it could bring students, faculty and staff back to campus safely in the fall, they knew that COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and symptom management were going to be necessary to protect the campus community. Fortunately for Vanderbilt, it has a world-renowned School of Nursing that stepped up to collaboratively…