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Vanderbilt School of Nursing honors 2017 Alumni Award recipients

October 20, 2017

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recognized four distinguished health care professionals with its annual Alumni Association awards Oct. 6, one a tireless advocate for nurses in the state of Tennessee and three who are dedicated to women’s health and practice in the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School…

Student-voted awards recognize faculty teaching and mentoring in DNP and Ph.D. programs

October 19, 2017

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students recently honored professors Mary Dietrich and Karen Hande with the school’s student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch faculty awards. Dietrich, Ph.D., professor of Statistics/Measurement, was named the 2017 Ph.D. faculty award recipient. She teaches research design and statistics and supports Ph.D. students with their dissertation research. Student nominations noted that…

VUSN WHNP Alum, Alethea Robbins, Joins PeaceHealth Medical Group

October 7, 2017

Alethea Robbins, ARNP, became a member of PHMG’s Obstetrics and Gynecology team of providers. Alethea earned her degree as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee.

VUSN Alum, Nancy Anness, helps uninsured and underinsured patients seek free medical care at Saint Thomas Medical Mission

September 30, 2017

Nancy Anness, a Saint Thomas family nurse practitioner who helped launch the initiative in 2008, said the event was born out of a desire to help those struggling to obtain basic healthcare. Since then, the hospital, owned by Ascension, has helped 20,000 people through free clinic events. On Oct. 14, 2017, Saint Thomas Health will also…

American Cancer Society funds VUSN researcher’s study of cancer survivors and sexuality

September 26, 2017

When and in what manner do patients with head and neck canceer want to discuss the impact the disease may have on their sexuality? That’s one of the questions Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten, Ph.D., R.N., will investigate through a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center-administered pilot program from the American Cancer Society.

School of Nursing researcher receives federal Career Development award

September 25, 2017

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Assistant Professor Deonni P. Stolldorf, Ph.D., has received a career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The $138,059 mentored award (K01-HS-025486-01) is renewable for three years. Stolldorf will use the K01 Research Scientist Development Award to investigate…