Posts Tagged ‘Terrah Akard’

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…

Gilmer’s research about dogs helping children with cancer goes global, thanks to CNN

January 8, 2018

One of the top stories from CNN over the holidays featured Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer and research on the effectiveness of animal-assisted interactions for children with cancer. The story showcased Swoosh, a therapy dog at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and two boys he helped through cancer treatments….

Nursing Researcher Uses Experience as Student Athlete to Improve Life-Threatening Illnesses for Children

April 4, 2017

Our Nurse of the Week is Tarah Foster Akard, a pediatric palliative care researcher at Vanderbilt University who is working to improve coping and adjustment for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Nursing researcher aims to help children with life-threatening illnesses

February 24, 2017

As a college softball player, Terrah Foster Akard learned self-discipline, teamwork and collaboration. Now, Akard uses those same skills as a pediatric palliative care researcher. Her research focuses on ways to improve coping and adjustment for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Using the internet for good

February 8, 2017

Even before she began working directly with children with life-threatening conditions, Terrah Foster Akard, MSN ‘01, PhD ‘08, was moved by their stories. In one, a 7-year-old boy stuffed pictures and notes into egg-shaped hosiery containers and hid them around his house like Easter eggs. His family found them after he died. In another, a…

Web storytelling study helps children cope with cancer

October 23, 2014

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research. The four-year grant is in partnership with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), and will recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and develop a Web-based tool so they can…