Posts Tagged ‘VUSN’

Vanderbilt joins TSU, Meharry and the Congregational Health and Education Network on $4M NIH grant to address social factors in health

January 12, 2022

Sharon Jones, assistant professor of nursing, and David G. Schlundt, associate professor of psychology, are participating in a collaborative research project to address health disparities and advance health equity in Nashville. The five-year project—Engaging Partners in Caring Communities (EPICC): Building capacity to implement health promotion programs in African American churches—is being supported by a $4 million National Institutes of Health grant through…

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…

Social determinants focus of Jan. 11 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

January 5, 2022

A researcher working on financial, legal and medical interventions for social determinants of health will give the winter 2022 Vanderbilt School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at noon-1 p.m. CST. The lecture will be presented virtually on Zoom. The event is free, but registration is necessary. Register

NBNA president to deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Jan. 17

January 5, 2022

Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m. CST. Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Vanderbilt School of Medicine, this year’s MLK Day lecture will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendees…

Faculty Innovators: Sheila Ridner and Barbara Murphy spearhead trials for first at-home head and neck lymphedema treatment device

October 14, 2021

Vanderbilt University professors Sheila Ridner at the School of Nursing and Barbara Murphy at the School of Medicine have contributed to the development of a first-of-its-kind device to treat head and neck lymphedema–a chronic disease that causes fluid buildup in the body and can complicate normal functions. When this disease occurs in the head and neck, which is common…

Pam Jones appointed associate vice chancellor for health and wellness at Vanderbilt University

September 14, 2021

Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, FAAN, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for health and wellness at Vanderbilt University, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain announced today. In her new role, Jones will oversee all aspects of the university’s strategic health and wellness priorities, including the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborative health…