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Bethany Rhoten examines quality of life among cancer survivors

October 15, 2015

Bethany Rhoten’s research focuses on issues that few people openly discuss—those surrounding body image and sexuality among cancer survivors. “While conducting research for my dissertation, I saw how difficult it is when a patient with head and neck cancer looks in the mirror and the person they see is not the person they saw six…

VUSN Study on Alzheimer’s to Explore Perception of Pain

October 15, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year $660,633 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study how psychophysical responses to acute experimental thermal pain differ between older adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Students Help Health Seniors with Medicare Enrollment

October 14, 2015

Students from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Lipscomb College of Pharmacy volunteered a recent Saturday (Halloween) to help residents of Trevecca Towers in Nashville learn about Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment options as well as provide some health screenings. “Medicare offers many options, and it can be confusing for many people to figure out which…

VUSN Announces Subscription Agreement with ReelDX

October 14, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has entered into an institutional subscription agreement to use ReelDX Education’s real patient video case studies in the School of Nursing’s nursing curriculum. The School of Nursing will integrate ReelDx Education case studies into both their in-person and distance learning programs, including 24/7 access to ReelDx’s 500+ short videos of…

VUSN’s Jamie Pope Unveils Her Latest Book

October 14, 2015

VUSN Instructor Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN, unveiled her latest book, “Nutrition for a Changing World.” The book represents an accumulation of over three years of research. The textbook was developed for non-nutrition majors in introductory nutrition courses, like the ones Pope teaches for more than 400 Vanderbilt undergraduate students each year. Each chapter uses…

Mickelson Receives VUSN PhD Student Excellence in Writing Award

October 14, 2015

Robin Mickelson, MS, RN, PhD(c) and a 5th year PhD student, recently received this year’s Dean’s Award for PhD Student Excellence in Writing. The award recognizes PhD students who demonstrate excellence in writing by an accepted, peer-reviewed first author publication. A selection committee comprised of PhD faculty rate submitted articles based on originality and potential…