Posts Tagged ‘Mariann Piano’

Special School of Nursing Giving Day Challenges for April 7

March 30, 2021

When Vanderbilt University’s Giving Day kicks off on Wed. April 7, School of Nursing supporters will have three distinct opportunities to increase donations to the school, including one in honor of Professor Tom Christenbery, PhD’04, MSN’87, who died earlier this year and a $5,000 challenge from Dean Linda Norman. The Tom Christenbery Challenge will unlock…

Akard appointed to lead PhD in Nursing Science program

March 20, 2021

Associate Professor Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, FAAN, has been named director of the PhD in Nursing Science program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Akard, a Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow and noted scholar in pediatric palliative care, had been co-director with Professor Sheila Ridner, PhD’03, MSN’00, FAAN, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing,…

COVID-19 and alcohol consumption don’t mix

April 23, 2020

News outlets have reported that more than 190 people in Iran died from drinking bootleg alcohol, possibly related to the mistaken belief that drinking alcohol can prevent COVID-19 infection. Vanderbilt School of Nursing professor Mariann Piano, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, sets the facts straight about Coronavirus 2019 and alcohol, including reasons to monitor your alcohol consumption during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Piano, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research, studies the adverse effects of unhealthy alcohol drinking on the cardiovascular system. Her current research focuses on binge drinking and young adults.

VUSN’s Mariann Piano named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

March 26, 2019

Mariann R. Piano, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held July 27 during the…

Genetics Identified for Alcohol-Related Heart Damage

May 17, 2018

Genetics may predispose some heavy drinkers to alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM), Spanish researchers found. Mariann Piano, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, wrote an accompanying editorial in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  “There are no specific histological, immunological, or biomarkers for the diagnosis of ACM. A key factor in ruling in ACM is a long-term history of heavy alcohol consumption in the absence of coronary artery disease,” Piano wrote. “A number of pathophysiologic mechanisms have been linked to the development of ACM; however, one of the most important unresolved questions has been related to how certain genetic mutations may influence susceptibility to ACM.”

Mariann Piano Inducted Into Distinguished McAuley Alumnae In Hall of Honor

April 1, 2018

Dr. Mariann Piano will be inducted into Mother McAuley Liberal Arts Hall of Honor on Sunday, April 22. She has a distinguished career in substance abuse research, focusing on understanding the adverse effects of unhealthy alcohol drinking patterns on the cardiovascular system.