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VUSN graduates ready to be positive force in health care

May 14, 2015

Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Vanderbilt’s Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “nursing today is as influential as when Florence Nightingale defined and organized nursing in the United Kingdom in the 1800s. We are one of the most…

Gilmer Selected as Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Hero

May 12, 2015

Gilmer has received numerous awards for her research and teaching expertise and has been a leader in several international health projects. She helped establish the core palliative care service at Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital and is director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Research team. Her newest project is advancing knowledge of pediatric oncology and animal assisted…

Three from VUMC honored by NBJ for community health contributions

May 7, 2015

Three members of the Vanderbilt community were recently named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 class of Health Care Heroes. • Roy Elam III, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and medical director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. • Mary Jo Gilmer, Ph.D., MSN, MBA, professor of…

Lync users enjoy new features, cloud technology with updated 2013 client

April 29, 2015

Vanderbilt IT’s deployment of Lync 2013 reached completion on March 31, and since then, users have been able to enjoy the latest features—among them the freedom that comes with mobile applications, cloud technology and Skype federation. “With the latest version of Lync, we are full-on embracing cloud technology,” said Scott Hogan, director of core infrastructure…

Cooke Encourages Nurse Practitioner Advocacy and Leadership

April 20, 2015

Patients should have full and direct access to the health provider of their choice, according to Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Cooke recently presented to a packed audience of faculty, students and members of the community at the Vanderbilt University School Nursing (VUSN). Cooke, who practices…

Health Coaching for Positive Change

April 15, 2015

The first cohort of Health Coaching certificate program students at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) recently completed their 28-week course of study, preparing them to help patients set realistic health goals and provide support in reaching those goals.

Nurse-Midwifery Program Earns Golden Commendation from the American College of Nurse-Midwives

April 15, 2015

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Nurse-Midwifery Program has earned the Lifetime Golden Commendation by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) – one of only four educational programs in the country to achieve this recognition. “We are delighted to have our Nurse-Midwifery program honored in this way,” said Linda Norman, Dean of the Vanderbilt…

Pilon wins Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award at Spring Faculty Assembly

March 31, 2015

“The award recognizes scholarship that increases and informs our understanding of social challenges and honors faculty members who seek and propose solutions to the issues that confront humanity,” Zeppos said. “With health care reform at the forefront of America’s political and policy discussion, Bonnie’s dedication to finding and implementing effective solutions to ensure access for…

Grant to boost head and neck lymphedema research

March 5, 2015

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to establish a valid, clinically useful measurement battery for head and neck lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF). Principal investigator Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., developed the proposal because she commonly sees…

Schorn Recognized by Shade Tree Clinic

March 2, 2015

Mavis Schorn, PhD, CNM, professor and senior associate dean for Academics at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored at this year’s Shade Tree Clinic and Silent Auction on March 25.  Through the Shade Tree Clinic, medical and nursing students from Vanderbilt and Meharry receive valuable hands-on training while providing health care to…

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