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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter term

Nov. 16, 2017—African American pioneers in sports and entertainment, media in a time of fake news, and climate change and human health are among the winter offerings of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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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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Cross-disciplinary paths to racial justice focus of Vanderbilt conference

Nov. 6, 2017—Experts from disciplines including divinity, education, law, medicine and nursing will come together at Vanderbilt Nov. 10 to collaborate strategically on achieving racial justice.

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Disparities in influenza outcomes

Oct. 30, 2017—Neighborhood determinants – represented by census tract data – contribute to the risk of influenza hospitalization and could be used to guide interventions such as vaccinations to high-risk areas.

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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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Midwifery clinics adding primary care services

Oct. 26, 2017—Two midwifery clinics operated by a partnership of Vanderbilt School of Nursing (VUSN) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have begun offering primary care for women, making them one-stop locations for women’s health services.

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Gender, pain and dementia

Oct. 16, 2017—Understanding sex differences in pain perception could lead to more targeted and effective pain assessment and management strategies in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Pain and Alzheimer’s disease

Sep. 5, 2017—Clinicians should use a structured interview in people with Alzheimer’s disease to identify pain that might be otherwise overlooked.

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Poverty simulation event helps attendees gain new perspective

Aug. 31, 2017—How do you cash your paycheck if the banks are closed when you get off work? What is your alternative to leaving your underage children home alone if you don’t have child care? And how can you get to work, meet with assistance providers or attend health care appointments when you don’t have transportation?

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