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Author: Kathy Rivers

Kavanaugh-McHugh keeps patients close to her heart

Dec. 10, 2015—In her office, Ann Kavanaugh-McHugh, M.D., reaches up to a high shelf and pulls down a stack of notebooks. Reminders, she says, of the 4,000 families she has cared for over the course of her nearly 25-year career as a pediatric cardiologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUSN Reunion showcases strong bond among classmates

Dec. 3, 2015—Reunion 2015 was a time to celebrate Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) past, present and future. Founded in 1908, VUSN has more than 9,200 nursing alumni living and working in all 50 states and several countries.

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Schools of Nursing, Medicine create new LGBT health course

Nov. 12, 2015—The needs and nuances of providing health care to members of the LGBT community is the focus of a new course jointly offered by the Vanderbilt Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

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New faculty: Bethany Rhoten examines quality of life among cancer survivors

Oct. 15, 2015—Bethany Rhoten’s research focuses on issues that few people openly discuss—those surrounding body image and sexuality among cancer survivors.

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VUSN Alzheimer’s study to explore perception of pain

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year $660,633 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study how psychophysical responses to acute experimental thermal pain differ between older adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

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New faculty: Deonni Stolldorf studies the effectiveness of nursing innovations

Oct. 8, 2015—Deonni Stolldorf’s research focuses on determining how innovations in health care can be sustained to enhance organizational performance related to patient safety and the quality and effectiveness of care.

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Study shows compression device helps ease lymphedema

Oct. 8, 2015—Lymphedema patients saw a nearly 80 percent reduction in cellulitis episodes by using an advanced pneumatic compression device at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology co-authored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., and University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Ph.D.

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Nursing School lands AANA postdoctoral fellowship

Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) was recently awarded support for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation for a health services research topic related to anesthetic operative phenomena.

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VUSN’s Jamie Pope unveils new book

Sep. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing instructor Jamie Pope has published a new book, "Nutrition for a Changing World." The book represents an accumulation of more than three years of research and was developed for non-nutrition majors in introductory nutrition courses.

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New VUSN students’ diverse backgrounds enhance learning

Aug. 20, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) is welcoming 427 new students pursuing Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice or Ph.D. degrees.

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Vanderhoef to direct Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program

Aug. 20, 2015—Dawn Vanderhoef, Ph.D., DNP, has been named director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Geriatric nursing group honors two from VUSN

Aug. 20, 2015—Two Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) faculty members were recently honored by the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

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