Posts Tagged ‘VUMC’

Quick guide on how to wear a mask

May 8, 2020

Masks are now part of our daily lives. They are recommended by the CDC and other health experts as a way to limit the spread of COVID-19. David Aronoff, MD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center has put together a quick tutorial on proper and safe masking. It’s a good refresher for those of us who are used to wearing masks and a valuable how-to for mask-wearing novices. This is also a great resource to forward to your friends, family and neighbors who may never have had to wear a mask before. A full article with illustration has been published online at the JAMA Patient Page.

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,…

Volunteers needed for pilot study regarding music’s effect on ICU patients

September 17, 2019

An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help. The pilot study, Therapeutic Music in the Intensive Care Unit, calls for volunteer musicians —…

VUSN faculty and alumni named March of Dimes Nurses of the Year

February 8, 2019

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards.

Former Dean Colleen Conway-Welch has died

October 12, 2018

Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., C.N.M., F.A.A.N., F.A.C.N.M., who during her 29 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer. “Colleen Conway-Welch was a prescient leader at Vanderbilt who had a tremendous positive impact on our university and on…

Alumna came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left — until now

August 15, 2018

Patty Hofstetter, BSN’77, RN, CPHQ, recently retired as Senior Quality and Safety Advisor for Vanderbilt University Medical Center after 41 years as a nurse. She came to Vanderbilt as a teenager and never left. When she started as a nurse in 1977, there were only two Medical Center buildings – the old Vanderbilt University Hospital…