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Fourteen faculty selected as 2019-20 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows

Jul. 12, 2019—Fourteen exemplary faculty members from across the university have been named to the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The 2019-20 cohort comprises faculty from the College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, School of Nursing and Vanderbilt Law School.

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School of Nursing dedicates atrium to former dean Colleen Conway-Welch

Jun. 11, 2019—The School of Nursing has named the atrium in its new $23.6 million building after former dean Colleen Conway-Welch. Conway-Welch, an internationally recognized nurse leader, served as dean for 29 years and is credited with transforming nursing education at Vanderbilt and across the country.

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Nursing faculty named Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows

May. 30, 2019—Assistant Professor Cathy Maxwell, Associate Professor Shelagh Mulvaney and Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten have been named the School of Nursing’s first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows. The new fellows program supports tenure-track faculty in their research and scholarship.

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In Vanderbilt’s new simulation lab, nursing and divinity students train together

May. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's $23.6 million expansion includes the state-of-the-art Simulation and Skills Lab, where nurse practitioner students and divinity students learn together.

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Vanderbilt honors Class of 2019 Founder’s Medalists

May. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University recognized exceptional graduating students from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 10, during this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

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New head of Nursing’s highly ranked nurse-midwifery program appointed

May. 7, 2019—Julia Phillippi, assistant professor of nursing, has been named academic director of the Nurse-Midwifery program.

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ANA president to give Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture May 13

May. 7, 2019—Ernest J. Grant, the 36th president of the American Nurses Association and the first man elected to that office, will give the School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 13. Grant’s lecture, “Nursing at the Crossroads: The Future of Health Care,” is open to the Vanderbilt community.

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Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

May. 6, 2019—New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing a common complication resulting from damaged lymph nodes.

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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning summer classes announced

May. 6, 2019—A harmonica learning lab, nutrition and health, and the history of Fisk University are among the topics offered in June and July by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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Nursing professor named American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador

May. 2, 2019—Sheila Ridner, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor and director of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s Ph.D. in nursing science program, has been named a 2019 American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador. In this role, Ridner will advocate for her fellow women researchers and raise funds to support their work.

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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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Special-needs Siblings Inspire a Career in Care: Alexandra Vierling, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago.

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