Posts Tagged ‘Melanie Lutenbacher’

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…

Vanderbilt University confers emerita status on five School of Nursing faculty; Dean Norman named dean emerita

May 20, 2021

During Commencement ceremonies on May 15, Vanderbilt University honored five distinguished Vanderbilt University School of Nursing faculty by naming them faculty emeriti. The university also announced that Dean Linda Norman, DSN, FAAN, would be designated dean emerita, effective July 1, 2021. Norman, who has been dean of the School of Nursing since 2013, will step…

Dean urges Class of 2021 to work for health equity and autonomy

May 17, 2021

Under a tent at Recreation Field 1 on Vanderbilt’s East side, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Class of 2021 reassembled for Investiture on May 15. The joyful celebration reflected a mix of tradition and variations necessitated by pandemic precautions, and marked the first time some participants had been on campus since COVID-19 hit in March…

Using Academic Community Partnerships to Improve Asthma Care in Elementary Schools with Limited School Nurse Services

December 8, 2019

McClure, N., O’Kelley, E. and Lutenbacher, M. (2019), Using Academic Community Partnerships to Improve Asthma Care in Elementary Schools with Limited School Nurse Services. J School Health. doi:10.1111/josh.12859

New study shows breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies

October 14, 2019

A new study suggests the gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants is widening. Dr. Melanie Lutenbacher, VUSN Associate Professor of Nursing and Medicine, commented on the findings “The results suggest that many women may need more support for breastfeeding than they currently receive. Most women can successfully breastfeed but often it is a learned…

Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

October 9, 2018

Research Grants Susie Adams Child Protective Services Assessment Track Training Academy VUMC — State of Tennessee 7/1/2018–6/30/2023 $147,727 Michelle Collins Use of Nitrous Oxide During Labor and Birth & Perinatal Outcomes, Development of a U.S. Repository of Nitrous Use Porter Instrument Division — Parker Hannifin Corporation 1/2014–10/2018 $44,100 Terrah Foster Akard Impact of a Palliative…