Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Third-Party Advocacy of ImpediMed SOZO: A New Standard of Lymphedema Care for Primary Care Physicians, Health Plans and Payers

September 25, 2018

Sheila Ridner Ph.D., RN, FAAN, MSN, MSHSA, BSN, principal investigator of the PREVENT trial and the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing conducted an educational webinar series. The presentation proposed a new standard of care for health care providers and health plans that is aligned with the transition to value-based reimbursement.

Young drinkers beware: Binge drinking may cause heart risks

June 27, 2018

You might want to think before you go out drinking again tonight. Research by Mariann Piano, senior associate dean of research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular risk factors such as higher blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar at…

Genetics Identified for Alcohol-Related Heart Damage

May 17, 2018

Genetics may predispose some heavy drinkers to alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM), Spanish researchers found. Mariann Piano, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, wrote an accompanying editorial in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  “There are no specific histological, immunological, or biomarkers for the diagnosis of ACM. A key factor in ruling in ACM is a long-term history of heavy alcohol consumption in the absence of coronary artery disease,” Piano wrote. “A number of pathophysiologic mechanisms have been linked to the development of ACM; however, one of the most important unresolved questions has been related to how certain genetic mutations may influence susceptibility to ACM.”

Nursing professor’s video wins advertising’s ADDY awards, heads to nationals

March 29, 2018

A video created to recruit families for a research study run by Terrah Akard, PhD ‘08, MSN ‘01, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), has advanced to the national American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs) competition where it will compete for the advertising industry’s best Public Service Online Film/Video/Sound award. The…

Vanderbilt awards endowed chairs to two School of Nursing professors

February 9, 2018

Two Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) professors have been named to endowed chairs, the highest honor Vanderbilt University awards its faculty. Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, received the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education. Kleinpell, an internationally recognized researcher and educator, serves as VUSN’s assistant dean for clinical scholarship. She directs the school’s…

Life Lessons: Do pets improve your health?

January 11, 2018

Dog owners take 2,760 more steps per day on average compared to non-owners, which amounts to an additional 23 minutes of moderate exercise. And there are more reasons why having a pet is beneficial for your mind and your body.