June 30, 2023
Assistant Professor Alvin Jeffery PhD’17, MS’21, has received a $2.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop technology that will use electronic health records to identify people who are likely to have substance use disorder. The specific application of the technology is to support genetic research across multiple organizations. “Opioid…
Steed chosen to direct Family Nurse Practitioner program
May 25, 2023
Assistant Professor Julia Steed, PhD’18, MSN’10, will become academic director of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program, effective Aug. 1, 2023. She replaces Professor Courtney Pitts, DNP, FAANP, who led the top-ranked specialty for the past seven years. “We’re pleased to have Julia serve as our next FNP director. Her expertise…
Bryant chosen to direct AGACNP program
March 1, 2023
Assistant Professor Sharon Bryant, DNP, MSN’99, has been named academic director for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective May 1. The specialty is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Grad Schools rankings “Sharon’s extensive experience in…
Nursing faculty hope to diversify graduate health science programs with Sesquicentennial Grant
February 9, 2023
Assistant Professors Julia Steed, PhD’18, MSN’10, and LeTizia Smith, DNP, MSN’07, were selected for a Vanderbilt University Sesquicentennial Grant for “Project SHARE: Sharing Strategies for Academic Faculty and Student Recruitment.” The project will evaluate new ways to recruit and retain faculty and students of color in Vanderbilt’s graduate health science programs.
Vanderbilt School of Nursing Approved for a $250,000 Engagement Award for Project on Overcoming Barriers to Patient- and Family-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research
January 30, 2023
A team at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been approved for a $250,000 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, an initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The funds will support identifying and disseminating strategies for overcoming barriers to patient- and family-centered comparative effectiveness research with patients who are critically ill and hospitalized in an intensive care unit setting.
School of Nursing receives HRSA grant to train community health workers
January 17, 2023
Vanderbilt School of Nursing has received a $3 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to create a training program, standardized set of competencies and certification for community health workers in Tennessee. The new initiative is in partnership with the Tennessee Community Health Worker Association and Rural Health Association of Tennessee. The Community Health Worker Training Program of Tennessee, which kicks off with informational sessions in early 2023, will train up to 90 people per year to help their communities.