Posts Tagged ‘MaryJo Gilmer’

Vanderbilt nursing students recognized by March of Dimes Tennessee

December 8, 2017

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) were chosen from among 5,000 nominees nationwide to receive honors from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter.

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…

VUMC’s Swoosh takes home ‘Top Dog’ pet therapy award

December 11, 2014

A tiny Vanderbilt University Medical Center volunteer has received a giant award from a national organization. Swoosh, a 7-year-old toy Pomeranian, and his owner Michelle Thompson of Franklin, Tennessee, received the Animal Medical Center’s Top Dog award in New York City on Tuesday. The Animal Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital for companion animals and…

Pets Help Cancer Patients

September 1, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — More than 13,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of these kids have to endure painful treatments that trigger stress, anxiety and depression. Researchers are studying a drug-free and inexpensive way to help the kids feel better. Bryce Greenwell is no stranger to tests or hospitals. He has leukemia…

Pet Therapy Research Aimed at Children with Cancer [Video]

June 5, 2014

It’s not unusual to see dogs in a hospital setting, but is there scientific evidence that man’s best friend help’s children? Vanderbilt researchers are working to find that answer as Barb Cramer reports.

Study tracks pet therapy’s impact on young patients

January 30, 2014

A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy. This novel grant, coordinated by the American Humane Association and funded by animal health company Zoetis, was recently awarded to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Mary Jo Gilmer, Ph.D., MBA, R.N. “Many studies have anecdotally documented the benefits…