Posts Tagged ‘VUMC’

Mobile vaccine program leaders receive Vanderbilt’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

January 19, 2022

Assistant Professors Christian Ketel, DNP’14, RN, and Carrie Plummer, PhD, MSN’05, ANP-BC, received Vanderbilt’s 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award on Monday, Jan. 17, for developing and leading the VUSN/VUMC Mobile Vaccine program. The award recognizes Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Medical Center staff or faculty who emulate the principles of Dr. Martin Luther…

Health experts to discuss COVID Perspectives & Vaccination Hesitancy

January 11, 2022

The School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion committee will host a webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. CST to discuss “COVID Perspectives, Values and Vaccination Hesitancy.” A panel of public health and prevention experts will  discuss the complexities of personal and professional communication with individuals who are hesitant or refuse to be vaccinated against…

45 years of service: Marilyn Dubree celebrates a milestone of dedication to Vanderbilt Nursing

October 26, 2021

When Marilyn Dubree, MSN’76, graduated with her master’s degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she had no intention of remaining at Vanderbilt for the rest of her career. Thankfully for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and for the more than 7,000 nurses she serves, Marilyn did just that. For 45 years, Marilyn has been…

‘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.”

VUSN Nurse-Midwives step up to save lives in two emergencies

June 21, 2021

The mother of the groom was choking at a wedding reception. A person needed CPR on a plane. Two Vanderbilt Faculty Nurse-Midwives stepped up and saved lives. Read about CNMs Grace Zimmerman and Alexandra Speros, MSN’19, in “VUMC Voice.”

Tears of joy, tears of sorrow — College sweethearts, a COVID unit wedding, and a love story that ended too soon

March 16, 2021

The first week of October, 2020, Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumna Sherri Randolph, MSN’97, planned to marry her college sweetheart, Stacey Bruff. As things turned out, Sherri and Stacey got married a few days earlier, Sept. 21, in the only wedding ever to take place in the COVID unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Tragically and unexpectedly, Stacey died two days after the wedding. Sherri was devastated, and she still has a hard time talking about Stacey without tears welling up. There is a lot of sadness about how things turned out. She knows that all over the world there are millions of lives that have been changed forever by the COVID-19 pandemic, and hers is one of them. So, this is a story rooted in the devastation of the pandemic. But don’t lose sight of this: it is still a love story.