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CDC taps School of Nursing informaticist to analyze nation’s PPE supply

CDC taps School of Nursing informaticist to analyze nation’s PPE supply

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding research led by Kelly Aldrich, DNP, FHIMSS, associate professor of nursing informatics, to analyze daily hospital personal protective equipment on-hand inventory to measure trends, patterns or statistically significant changes in PPE supply in the nation’s nearly 7,000 U.S. hospitals. The project will support the CDC’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory,…

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

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

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…

School receives more than $3 million in HRSA grants to increase SANE and rural/underserved area providers

Two Vanderbilt School of Nursing professors have received grants totaling more than $3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to educate nurse practitioners to provide critical health care particularly in rural and underserved areas. Ginny Moore, director of the women’s health nurse practitioner specialty and associate professor of nursing, will receive $1.5 million over…

Five faculty named VU Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Five faculty members from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have been named to the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program in the Center for Teaching, part of the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost. VUSN Assistant Professors Janelle Delle, DNP’16, Melinda (Mindy) Johnson, DNP’18, MSN’16, Colleen Moss, DNP, MSN’01, BS’00, and Julia Steed, PhD’18, MSN’10,…

‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

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.”

Maternal health expert wins NIH grant to study disparity in births among Black and white women

Assistant Professor of Nursing Jeremy Neal, PhD, FACNM, has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies. The study will focus on the frequency of cesarean births among the two groups. It will be the first to describe obstetric care in this way at a high-volume, academic medical center, and its findings will inform how health care providers can improve standards of care to ultimately decrease the disparity in cesarean births.

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