Spring 2018 Category

Professor inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

March 12, 2018

Sheila H. Ridner, PhD’03, MSN’00,  FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, joined an exclusive group of acclaimed researchers in July when she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is…

Frailty? Tai Chi? Constipation?

March 12, 2018

This wasn’t the kind of library they remembered from their childhood. The group of 14 older adults were enjoying a meal of seafood cannelloni, salad and cupcakes as sunshine beamed on the stacks of books just outside the room. Speaking above a whisper and asking questions was encouraged. They came to the Edmondson Pike Library…

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…

Tobacco, alcohol and the heart

March 12, 2018

After graduating from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mariann Piano worked in a coronary care unit as a cardiovascular nurse. The constant stream of patients as well as a new era in understanding contributing factors to heart disease drew the Chicago native to seek more education and the scientific premise behind…

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

March 12, 2018

Research Grants Michelle Collins Use of Nitrous Oxide During Labor and Birth & Perinatal Outcomes, Development of a U.S. Repository of Nitrous Use Porter Instrument Division — Parker Hannifin Corporation 1/14–10/18 $44,100 Michelle Collins Use of Nitrous Oxide During Labor and Birth & Perinatal Outcomes, Development of a U.S. Repository of Nitrous Use American College…

Welcome New Faculty

March 12, 2018

Jennifer David, DNP’17, MSN’14, CPNP, Instructor David is a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner who teaches in the PreSpecialty section of the MSN program. She has taught at the University of North Georgia, Berry College and Georgia State University and works in the anesthesia department at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. David also has a background…