Posts Tagged ‘Research News’

School of Nursing awarded NIH grant to provide genomics education to nurse researchers and educators

August 15, 2021

Associate Professor of Nursing Laurie Connors, DNP, FAANP, has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute to train doctors of nursing practice and PhD nurses in the translation and integration of genomics into academics, research and clinical practice. “We will deploy a ‘train the trainer’ model,” Connors said. “Our participants will take their skills back to their universities to serve as champions to incorporate genomics into curriculum, research, scholarship and clinical practice.”

‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

June 25, 2021

Investigators analyzing comments received during a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study that showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) have shed further light on barriers to care. Those included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments, said Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, lead author on the qualitative study published in “Women’s Health Issues.”

Vanderbilt cancer researcher pairs with LGBTQI+ expert on OUT: The National Cancer Survey

October 26, 2020

Despite research that shows LGBTQI+ people are at increased risk for cancer, resources tailored to this population are few and little is known about their specific health care experiences and needs. Vanderbilt School of Nursing cancer researcher Bethany Rhoten, PhD’13, MSN’09, is co-primary investigator for OUT: The National Cancer Survey, a major research project that…

VUSN receives $3.2 million federal grant to increase diversity in health care providers

October 21, 2020

  Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has launched a scholarship program for family nurse practitioner, nurse-midwifery and dual nurse-midwifery/FNP master’s students that aims to increase diversity in primary health care providers, particularly in medically underserved areas. Funded by a new $3.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration under its Bureau of Health…