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Mobile vaccine program leaders receive Vanderbilt’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

January 19, 2022

Assistant Professors Christian Ketel, DNP’14, RN, and Carrie Plummer, PhD, MSN’05, ANP-BC, received Vanderbilt’s 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award on Monday, Jan. 17, for developing and leading the VUSN/VUMC Mobile Vaccine program. The award recognizes Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Medical Center staff or faculty who emulate the principles of Dr. Martin Luther…

Vanderbilt joins TSU, Meharry and the Congregational Health and Education Network on $4M NIH grant to address social factors in health

January 12, 2022

Sharon Jones, assistant professor of nursing, and David G. Schlundt, associate professor of psychology, are participating in a collaborative research project to address health disparities and advance health equity in Nashville. The five-year project—Engaging Partners in Caring Communities (EPICC): Building capacity to implement health promotion programs in African American churches—is being supported by a $4 million National Institutes of Health grant through…

Health experts to discuss COVID Perspectives & Vaccination Hesitancy

January 11, 2022

The School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion committee will host a webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. CST to discuss “COVID Perspectives, Values and Vaccination Hesitancy.” A panel of public health and prevention experts will  discuss the complexities of personal and professional communication with individuals who are hesitant or refuse to be vaccinated against…

Social determinants focus of Jan. 11 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

January 5, 2022

A researcher working on financial, legal and medical interventions for social determinants of health will give the winter 2022 Vanderbilt School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at noon-1 p.m. CST. The lecture will be presented virtually on Zoom. The event is free, but registration is necessary. Register

NBNA president to deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Jan. 17

January 5, 2022

Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m. CST. Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Vanderbilt School of Medicine, this year’s MLK Day lecture will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees…

VUSN spring 2022 semester starts Jan. 4; new health and safety protocols announced

December 30, 2021

Following Vanderbilt University’s announcement that undergraduate and most graduate schools would postpone the start of the spring 2022 semester until January 17, Dean Pamela Jeffries provided specific information for the School of Nursing. Highlights included the information that VUSN classes would start January 4 as previously scheduled, that staff would work remotely until January 18, and that most specialty program classes would start in hybrid/remote formats for the first few weeks of 2022. Read her message