Posts Tagged ‘pediatric’

Class of 2021: Social justice activist strives to make change through health care

April 16, 2021

A family legacy of fighting for civil rights fuels Chicago native Anana Upton, whose mission is creating positive change in underserved communities. With a major in child development through Peabody College of education and human development and a plan to become a pediatric nurse, Upton aims to bring social justice through delivering quality, affordable health care. She’ll enter Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s PreSpecialty program in August as the first step in becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Vanderbilt Nursing professor launches study on therapy animals and children with cancer

April 26, 2019

The sight of a dog in a therapy vest trotting down a hospital hallway or being petted by a child lying in a hospital bed is familiar to many, yet the scientific research showing the impact of therapy animals is largely anecdotal, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, FAAN. Her…