Posts Tagged ‘Mary Dietrich’

Student-voted awards recognize faculty teaching and mentoring in DNP and Ph.D. programs

October 19, 2017

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students recently honored professors Mary Dietrich and Karen Hande with the school’s student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch faculty awards. Dietrich, Ph.D., professor of Statistics/Measurement, was named the 2017 Ph.D. faculty award recipient. She teaches research design and statistics and supports Ph.D. students with their dissertation research. Student nominations noted that…

Professors Honored with Colleen Conway-Welch Awards

September 20, 2015

VUSN faculty members Mary Dietrich, PhD, MS, and Karen Hande, DNP, ANP-BC, RN, were each recently awarded with the Colleen Conway-Welch Award.  The award recognizes a faculty member in both the PhD program and DNP program who make significant contributions to student learning in their courses and/or encourage the student as their adviser or mentor…

Study examines factors that boost suicide risk for doctors

August 21, 2014

A retrospective analysis of 141 Tennessee physicians evaluated for fitness-for-duty assessment by the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (V-CAP) found an “astoundingly” high rate of suicide among the physicians who were evaluated if they: were found unfit to practice; were in solo practice; or if they were taking benzodiazepine (anti-anxiety) drugs.

Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings

March 4, 2011

Vanderbilt researchers are studying heavy users of marijuana to help understand what exercise does for the brain, contributing to a field of research that uses exercise as a modality for prevention and treatment. Participants saw a significant decrease in their cravings and daily use after just a few sessions of running on the treadmill, according…

Study shows alcoholics’ brains must work harder to complete some tasks

June 17, 2010

Alcoholics can perform simple motor tasks, like finger tapping, as competently as those who don’t suffer from alcoholism, but they go about it a slightly different way and their brains have to work harder to complete the task, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. The Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research study compared 10 patients…

Study suggests coffee may help alcoholics quit

July 25, 2008

Not all recovering alcoholics smoke cigarettes, but almost all of them drink coffee, according to a new Vanderbilt study suggesting that healthy consumatory behaviors could help addicts kick their habit. “Coffee and Cigarette Consumption and Perceived Effects in Recovering Alcoholics Participating in Alcoholics Anonymous in Nashville, TN” is being released today at OnlineEarly and will…