School of Nursing
Oct. 28, 2020—Assistant Professor of Nursing Bethany Rhoten is the co-primary investigator for OUT: The National Cancer Survey, a major research project that seeks to document the experiences of LGBTQI+ people with cancer.
Oct. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will use a $3.2 million federal grant for a scholarship program for economically disadvantaged students from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. The program aims to increase diversity in primary health care providers, particularly in medically underserved areas.
Oct. 12, 2020—Julie Barroso, a new professor at the School of Nursing, has made the care of people living with HIV the focus of her research career.
Oct. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from "INSIGHT Into Diversity" magazine. The award recognizes schools and universities in health care education that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Oct. 2, 2020—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Linda Norman, current dean and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced last week that she will step down from the position in June 2021.
Sep. 23, 2020—Linda D. Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021.
Sep. 18, 2020—Students, faculty and staff from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the need for social justice during the VUSN Social Justice Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Sep. 11, 2020—Gary H. Cheek, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who has served as the inaugural director of Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program since 2019, has announced that he will be stepping down in 2021.
Sep. 10, 2020—Student Advocates for Public Health, a new student group, will engage undergraduates in education, training and dialogue to promote the safest possible campus for everyone at Vanderbilt.
Aug. 28, 2020—Alice Randall, a "New York Times" best-selling author and Vanderbilt writer in residence in African American and diaspora studies, will present “A Novel Approach to Building Your Anti-Racism Toolkit and Self-Care in a Time of Reckoning” on Thursday, Sept. 10, at noon. Registration is required for the online event.
Aug. 27, 2020—Among the nine new Bass Scholars, who are pursuing graduate and professional degrees across several Vanderbilt schools, are a former Army Ranger who served in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Naval Academy graduate who flew jet fighter combat missions from an aircraft carrier, and two of the first female officers to serve in previously all-male Army field artillery units.
Aug. 24, 2020—Surgical patients are being given more opioids than they need for postsurgical pain management, raising the risk of addiction.