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Mayor appoints faculty, staff representatives to Metro boards

July 19, 2016

Metro Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has made a number of appointments to boards, committees and advisory committees in recent weeks. Among them are a number of members of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities, including: Melanie Lutenbacher, associate professor of nursing and associate professor of medicine;

VUSN to begin testing next generation device

July 19, 2016

BRISBANE, Australia and CARLSBAD, Calif., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ImpediMed Limited (ASX:IPD) announces that it is partnering with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for a series of patient and clinician human factors testing for the company’s next generation technology platform. Under the direction of Principal Investigator Sheila H. Ridner, PhD, FAAN, researchers at the Vanderbilt…

Study shows people with Alzheimer’s have a lower ability to detect pain but they feel it as intensely as healthy adults

July 12, 2016

People with Alzheimer’s disease don’t perceive pain as readily as healthy older adults, and this may lead to delays and underreporting of pain. This alteration in pain detection may be one reason that people with Alzheimer’s disease and pain tend to be undermedicated and suffer unnecessarily, a trans-institutional group of Vanderbilt researchers reported recently in…

VIDL awards funding to enhance teaching, learning through digital technology

July 1, 2016

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL) distributed more than $46,000 in grants and awards this spring as part of its Innovation Programs initiative. Faculty, staff and students were invited to apply for VIDL funding for their projects that met criteria in one of four categories: MacroGrants, MicroGrants, Student Innovation Awards or Faculty Working Groups….

VUSN Alum Craig Hutto reflects on anniversary as a shark attack survivor

June 29, 2016

“It was June 27, 2005,” a now nearly 28-year-old Craig Hutto remembered. It was a day that would change his outlook – and his life. Craig, a 16-year-old Lebanon High School athlete at the time, was enjoying a beach vacation in Cape San Blas, Fla. with his parents Lou Ann and Roger Hutto, eldest brother,…

VUSN Alum Sasha (Levine) Bergeron active in opening of depression treatment facility in San Francisco

June 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, TMS Health Solutions today announced it has further expanded its practice to include a second clinic in San Francisco, bringing the company’s practice to four depression treatment centers in Northern California. The following clinicians will be accepting new patients at the new facility: Sasha Bergeron, MSN, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified family psychiatric…