Spring 2010 Category

Spotlight on Nursing Research / Heart Failure and Depression

August 25, 2010

As a researcher at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Michael Vollman, Ph.D., R.N., is examining the impact of depression in patients with heart disease, and especially those diagnosed with heart failure. “We have at least 10 years worth of solid research evidence indicating that once a patient with heart disease develops a clinically significant depression,…

Healthy Head Start

August 25, 2010

More than 120 community children converged on Alumni Lawn this fall for relay races, tug-of-war contests and healthy snacks at the Fall Field Day Festival. The event was hosted by Vanderbilt University Healthy Head Start, a group of students dedicated to promoting healthy living through education and active lifestyles. Like many good ideas, Healthy Head…

Easing Lymphedema

August 25, 2010

There is only one standard treatment for lymphedema – a chronic condition in which the lymph drainage system is compromised and fluid accumulates in the body – but Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., M.S.N., is investigating a promising laser treatment. Ridner, assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the…

Examining Health Disparities as Social Justice

August 25, 2010

Students, faculty and staff packed the auditorium to hear Wayne Riley, M.D., M.P.H., MBA, deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture in January. Riley, CEO of Meharry Medical College and professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, shared what he believes King would think about health care disparity and inequity in America…

Supporting Tomorrow’s Faculty

August 25, 2010

Becoming a nursing professor is a little easier for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students thanks to a $512,800 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant will help fund a loan forgiveness program for nursing students who want to become full-time faculty upon graduation. “The only way we, as a…

Diabetes Self-Management

August 25, 2010

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes have a new, effective tool to improve self-management called YourWay.