Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Three nursing faculty receive Seeding Success Grants

July 6, 2022

Three nursing faculty were awarded 2022 Seeding Success Grants, which support early stage research identified as likely to obtain federal, foundation and industry funding. Assistant Professor Mulubrhan Mogos received funding for “Pathogenic Memory T-cells as Potential Therapeutic Targets for Preeclampsia,” Assistant Professor Jeremy Neal for “Differences in Labor-associated Inflammation Following Spontaneous Labor Onset Among Low-risk Black and White Nulliparous Women,” and Assistant Professor Lori Schirle for “The Feasibility of Incorporating Pain Sensitivity Testing into Total Knee Replacement Workflow.”

Ridner concludes five-year multisite trial to assess lymphedema prevention

May 12, 2022

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Sheila Ridner, PhD, FAAN, recently completed a large randomized trial to assess early detection methods coupled with a prevention intervention for a common side effect of breast-cancer treatments—lymphedema.

VUSN receives NIH award to teach genomics education to nursing faculty and clinicians

November 26, 2021

Associate Professor Laurie Connors, DNP, FAANP, has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Human Genome Research Institute to train doctoral nurses—doctors of nursing practice and PhD nurses—in the translation and integration of genomics into academics, research and clinical practice. Genomics, the study of all of a person’s genes, is a…

Cardiovascular scientist named Ambassador for Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research

November 26, 2021

Assistant Professor Mulubrhan Mogos, PhD, has been named an ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans. Mogos was one of 15 nurse leaders selected nationally for their abilities to advance public,…

Maternal health researcher to study cesarean disparities

November 26, 2021

Assistant Professor Jeremy Neal, PhD, FACNM, has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies. The study findings will inform how health care providers can improve…

Faculty Innovators: Sheila Ridner and Barbara Murphy spearhead trials for first at-home head and neck lymphedema treatment device

October 14, 2021

Vanderbilt University professors Sheila Ridner at the School of Nursing and Barbara Murphy at the School of Medicine have contributed to the development of a first-of-its-kind device to treat head and neck lymphedema–a chronic disease that causes fluid buildup in the body and can complicate normal functions. When this disease occurs in the head and neck, which is common…