Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Cathy Ivory named director of VUMC Nursing Research

November 19, 2019

Catherine Ivory, PhD’11, assistant professor of Nursing, has been named senior director of Nursing Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. For Ivory, it’s a homecoming. Her passion for obstetrics nursing and a lifelong interest in technology led her to Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for her PhD and then a faculty appointment. Two years ago,…

Patient-oriented discovery

November 5, 2019

What drives a nurse-scientist? A problem to be solved, curiosity, observation, inquiry and passion — and a deeper, simpler motivation. Nurses want the best outcomes for their patients. Nurse-scientists and researchers are determined to find ways to make them happen. For Terrah Foster Akard, PhD’08, MSN’01, it was wanting to help parents like a father…

New faculty member Mulubrhan Mogos researches heart-healthy pregnancies

October 24, 2019

Early in his career, as Assistant Professor of Nursing Mulubrhan Mogos cared for fragile babies in a neonatal ICU, he questioned whether the mother’s experience during pregnancy and delivery could provide clues to what went wrong, setting him on a path to study the long-term impact of cardiovascular disease on mothers and babies.

VUSN Assistant Professor, Leanne Boehm, announced as a recipient of the AACN Impact Research Grant

October 16, 2019

VUSN’s Leanne Boehm was announced as recipient of the annual AACN Impact Research Grant.  AACN Impact Research Grants support clinical inquiry that drives change in high-acuity and critical care nursing practice. Dr. Boehm will lead the research project at the Vanderbilt ICU Recovery Center. This study will examine the outcomes of patients who visit either an in-person…

Three School of Nursing faculty named first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows

May 29, 2019

Assistant Professor Cathy Maxwell, PhD, FAAN, Associate Professor Shelagh Mulvaney, PhD, and Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten, PhD, have been named the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows. The new program supports tenure-track faculty in their research and scholarship. The designation includes funding for two fiscal years and is part of an overall Vanderbilt University initiative to expand support for faculty throughout their careers.

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

May 3, 2019

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.