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Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

November 5, 2019

This list includes research grants, nonresearch grants and clinical-community partnership grants that are active as of July 1, 2019.

Welcome New Faculty

November 5, 2019

We welcome noted nurse scientists, experienced clinicians and stellar educators to Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

Selected Works 2018

November 5, 2019

VUSN faculty are recognized for discovery, scholarship and leadership in higher education and the nursing profession. Here is an abridged list of their work and honors, followed by a sampling of student accomplishments.

Patient-oriented discovery

November 5, 2019

What drives a nurse-scientist? A problem to be solved, curiosity, observation, inquiry and passion — and a deeper, simpler motivation. Nurses want the best outcomes for their patients. Nurse-scientists and researchers are determined to find ways to make them happen. For Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, it was wanting to help parents like a father…

From Vietnam to Vanderbilt

November 5, 2019

Duc Pham, MD’98, often speaks about how lucky he has been in his life. He recounts acts of kindness by teachers who helped him succeed in school, by organizations that offered him scholarships to attend medical school, and by the United States for welcoming his family after they fled Vietnam following the Vietnam War. Pham…

Partnership for diversity

November 5, 2019

Clark Atlanta University junior ShaVaughn Thomas admits she knew little about nurse practitioners and their role in patient care, but after taking part in an intensive, hands-on summer program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she not only knows what advanced practice nurses do, she has great respect for their contributions.