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Mary Jo Gilmer

Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Jun. 25, 2020—Read about recent faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Vanderbilt Nursing professor launches study on therapy animals and children with cancer

Apr. 29, 2019—Mary Jo Gilmer is piloting new research into the effectiveness of therapy dogs in reducing the anxiety of children with cancer.

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Three from VUMC honored by NBJ for community health contributions

May. 7, 2015—Three members of the Vanderbilt community were recently named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 class of Health Care Heroes.

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VUMC’s Swoosh takes home ‘Top Dog’ pet therapy award

Dec. 11, 2014—A tiny Vanderbilt University Medical Center volunteer has received a giant award from a national organization.

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VUCast: Pet Partners

Jun. 10, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Learn more about the special role animals are playing for kids fighting cancer; find out how the sun could eat the Earth - and why it hasn't already; and see who you might know in our social media mashup. Watch now.

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Pet Therapy Research Aimed at Children with Cancer

Jun. 5, 2014—It’s not unusual to see dogs in a hospital setting, but is there scientific evidence that man’s best friend help’s children? Vanderbilt researchers are working to find that answer as Barb Cramer reports.                  

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Study tracks pet therapy’s impact on young patients

Jan. 30, 2014—A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy.

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