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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 30, 2012—Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her...

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New faculty: Jie Deng’s care for patients inspires lymphedema research

Nov. 28, 2012—For Jie Deng, the desire to further nursing research and education began with the SARS outbreak in China in 2003. At the time, she was the associate chief nursing officer at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing. “Our nurses were incredible—the sacrifices they made for their patients,” Deng remembered. “We had very limited knowledge...

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 14, 2012—Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. A nominee’s service...

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New Medical Faculty 2012

Nov. 9, 2012—A complete list of new School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty for 2012 School of Medicine Aqeela Afzal, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of neurological surgery Francisco Aguirre, M.D. Instructor in clinical obstetrics and gynecology Neda Ahmadi, M.D. Instructor in otolaryngology Syed Toufeeq Ahmed, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of biomedical informatics Joseph A. Akamah,...

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Nurses’ investigative efforts highlighted at Research Day

Oct. 25, 2012—A bright spotlight shone on nursing research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Committee’s annual Research Day on Oct. 17.

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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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Peterman takes post in Buffalo

Aug. 23, 2012—Debianne Peterman, Ph.D., MSN, director of Nursing Education and Professional Development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been appointed vice president and chief nursing officer of Women’s & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo — the hospital where she was born.

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Photo: Nurse Residency Program

Jul. 26, 2012—Tanya Prytvskach, BSN, R.N., left, gets an introduction to nurse wellness from Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., during Nurse Residency orientation. Vanderbilt’s Nurse Residency Program helps new nurses transition from nursing school to professional practice through hands-on clinical experience, interactive education sessions and the support and guidance of staff. The Summer 2012 cohort started this month...

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center achieves Magnet status

Apr. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been granted its second consecutive Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®, a rigorous multi-year appraisal process reflecting the strength and quality of nursing and interdisciplinary collaboration at Vanderbilt. VUMC received its first Magnet designation in 2006.  

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Lecture on social media and diabetes education March 23

Mar. 21, 2012—Using social media to communicate and educate about diabetes is the topic of a lunchtime lecture on March 23. Shelagh Mulvaney, assistant professor of nursing, biomedical informatics and pediatrics at Vanderbilt, will discuss “The Rules of Engagement: Using Social Technologies to Enhance Diabetes Education” at noon Friday, March 23, in Preston Research Building, Room 206....

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Staff notice: Magnet Recognition Program site visit

Jan. 30, 2012—Your organization has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program for re-designation of the prestigious Magnet designation. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. You have an opportunity to participate in the evaluation process and are encouraged to do so. We will be coming to your hospital Feb. 20, 21, 22,...

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Study uses art to spur patients to walk after surgery

Jan. 5, 2012—Following cardiac surgery, patients are encouraged to get out of bed and walk as soon as possible, a daunting task to many who may be experiencing pain or a reluctance to exert themselves. Protocol has cardiac surgery patients walk three laps around the halls of 5 South and 6 South of Vanderbilt University Hospital three...

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