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.