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Author: Nancy Wise

School of Nursing pinning ceremony recognizes student completion of programs

Jan. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recognized Nurse-Midwifery and Doctor of Nursing Practice students with pinning ceremonies that marked the completion of their programs in December.

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Phillippi’s study of team-based maternity care bolstered by grant

Jan. 4, 2018—Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, has received a K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Phillippi, a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor and certified nurse-midwife, will use the three-year, $399,374 mentored award to conduct a randomized trial of an interdisciplinary team-based maternity care model and examine the preferences of patients and providers.

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Nursing advocate set for VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Dec. 14, 2017—Alicia Georges, EdD, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of 38 million member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) 2018 Dean’s Diversity Lecture series.

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Advocate for nurses and Americans 50-plus to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

Dec. 12, 2017—Alicia Georges, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of the 38 million-member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean's Diversity Lecture series.

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School of Nursing presents first Divisional Commodore Award

Dec. 8, 2017—Ryan E. McNew, manager of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Frist Nursing Informatics Center (FNIC) Support, has been named the school’s first Divisional Commodore Award recipient.

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VUSN doctoral students honor Dietrich, Hande

Nov. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing doctoral students recently recognized Mary Dietrich, PhD, and Karen Hande, DNP, ANP-BC, with the school’s student-voted Dean Colleen Conway-Welch faculty awards.

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Study to explore cancer survivorship, sexuality

Nov. 9, 2017—Amid the intense discussions around head and neck cancer (HNC) treatment and survivorship planning, sexuality — an important quality of life issue — may understandably not be discussed. When and in what manner do patients with HNC want to talk about the impact the disease may have on their sexuality?

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School of Nursing receives HRSA grant for Clinic at Mercury Courts mental health providers

Oct. 26, 2017—The two-year Title VIII grant from the Health and Human Services Administration allows the Clinic at Mercury Courts, a nurse-managed primary care clinic located in one of Nashville’s most economically depressed areas, to add a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, social worker and psychiatrist to its existing primary care team.

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New faculty: Mariann Piano, professor of nursing and senior associate dean for research

Oct. 16, 2017—Four to five drinks in an evening. Starting the weekend on Thursday with happy hour. No big deal, right? Wrong, according to Mariann Piano, whose work indicates that binge drinking by young adults 18-30 may lead to vascular dysfunction and increased vulnerability to cardiovascular disease.

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VUSN names Kleinpell assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship

Sep. 21, 2017—Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D., R.N., an internationally recognized nurse researcher, scholar and educator, has joined Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) as assistant dean for Clinical Scholarship and professor of Nursing.

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Piano named to lead School of Nursing research program

Sep. 14, 2017—Mariann Piano, Ph.D., a distinguished researcher in cardiovascular disease and expert on the effects of binge drinking and young adults, has been named senior associate dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Two from VU take roles with Nashville Metro Board of Health

Sep. 14, 2017—Carol Etherington, MSN, R.N., associate professor of Nursing, emerita, was recently elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County, and Alex Jahangir, M.D., MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery, joined the board as a member.

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