Posts Tagged ‘Karen Dapolito’

Longtime faculty and staff retire

November 26, 2021

The 2020-21 academic year saw a number of School of Nursing longtime faculty and staff retire and be honored with virtual retirement events. In fall 2020, longtime Admissions Coordinator Bernie Rimgale retired, as did then-assistant dean for student affairs Sarah Ramsey, BA’77, MEd’81. Rimgale joined VUSN in 1985 and worked with research, the FNIC and…

A grim and growing trend: Alabama sees increased cases of drug-dependent newborns

September 20, 2015

Anastasia Bair arrived last spring in Alabama with a fizzling heroin buzz, one-and-a-half tabs of leftover Subutex and the maternity clothes on her back. For the second time in her third pregnancy, Bair wanted a fresh start.

New therapy for addicted pregnant women promising

December 9, 2010

12/09/2010 – Babies born into the world addicted to drugs because of their mother’s dependence on pain medication, or opioids, may be weaned off the substance more comfortably, with a shorter hospital stay and at a reduced cost, if the mother receives a new treatment option during pregnancy.

Legal aspects of prenatal substance exposure explored

September 30, 2010

National experts came together last week to discuss methadone treatment, pregnancy and associated legal issues, a growing concern in Tennessee as, according to recent studies, 8.5 percent of new mothers in Tennessee reported using some sort of illicit drug during pregnancy.

Study examines new option for babies born addicted to narcotics

November 12, 2004

11/12/2004 – Researchers in the schools of Medicine and Nursing are teaming up on a new study designed to determine whether a new option could mean less severe withdrawal symptoms for the estimated 350,000 babies reportedly born addicted to narcotics each year.