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Alumni of famed Student Health Coalition hold panel discussion May 19

May 16, 2017

Vanderbilt alumni who helped start the paradigm-changing Appalachian Student Health Coalition will present a panel discussion on campus from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Heard Library Community Room. The coalition was founded by Vanderbilt medical, law, nursing and undergraduate students in 1970 to reach out to medically underserved communities in upper…

Vanderbilt honors Bonnie Pilon and Ken Wallston as Faculty Emeriti

May 15, 2017

Bonita “Bonnie” Pilon, Ph.D., NEA-BC, FAAN, and Kenneth A. Wallston, Ph.D., were recognized as faculty emeriti during Vanderbilt University’s Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 12. The two faculty members were among 32 retiring Vanderbilt professors honored for their years of service and scholarship. Pilon, who joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1989, was named professor…

NPT “Aging Matters” episode features VUSN dean

April 24, 2017

Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., FAAN, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, talks about the aging health care workforce during a new episode of Nashville Public Television’s Aging Matters on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. NPT also shot footage of students in VUSN’s ASN to MSN PreSpecialty program for the show. In the…

The U.S. Surgeon General is a nurse!

April 24, 2017

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams has just been named U.S. Surgeon General She is a perfect choice–and a friend of VUSN. We were fortunate to have her speak here in January. Congratulations, Surgeon General Trent-Adams. Read more

National diversity expert speaks May 3 on going beyond rhetoric of equity and opportunity

April 20, 2017

G. Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, will present a talk Wednesday, May 3, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161, in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Lunch will be provided but requires an RSVP. Alexander, who is also professor and director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will speak on “Equity of Opportunity: Beyond the Rhetoric.”

Jana Lauderdale receives university leadership award

April 7, 2017

Jana Lauderdale, assistant dean for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Nursing, received the second Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award ever given by Vanderbilt University The honor recognizes faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion in academic endeavors and was presented during Vanderbilts spring faculty assembly. “I am so very honored,” Lauderdale said after receiving the award. “When you aren’t expecting something and it happens–it makes you all the more appreciative and grateful.”