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

Mar. 1, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Norman named ambassador for nursing research advocacy

Feb. 23, 2017—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, has been named ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR), an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans.

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Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.

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Norman selected as national ambassador for nursing research advocacy

Feb. 15, 2017—Linda D. Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, has been named ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans.

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Using the Internet for good

Feb. 14, 2017—Terrah Foster Akard is helping children facing serious and life-threatening illness create a digital record of their lives, and measuring the impact the practice has on their emotional wellbeing.

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MLK lecturer sees teamwork as crucial to health care diversity

Jan. 19, 2017—David Gordon, M.D., dean of the University of Akron College of Health Professions, gave the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday at Vanderbilt, touching on the theme of teamwork as it relates to health care diversity.

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Learn how to help older adults with mental health issues Jan. 18

Jan. 13, 2017—If you care for parents or elders and are concerned they may be dealing with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, you’ll want to attend January’s Boomers, Elders & More session.

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Distinguished visitor

Jan. 12, 2017—An overflow crowd greeted Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, the U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, for her lecture Monday at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The nation’s top nurse gave an overview of factors that influence the health policy process and health care delivery system, and discussed the value nurses bring to policy discussions at all levels....

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Nine Vanderbilt nurses honored by March of Dimes Tennessee

Jan. 12, 2017—Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards, held on Dec. 12 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

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‘Pharmacy Services Impact on Health of Pharmacy Desert Residents’ Jan. 13

Jan. 11, 2017—This month’s Community Research Partners meeting will feature Organized Neighbors of Edgehill (ONE) and their Vanderbilt University School of Nursing research partners. The presentation will focus on a study of how access to pharmacy services impacts the health of Edgehill residents.

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Ceremony highlights VUSN students’ achievements

Jan. 5, 2017—Family and friends of 17 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students gathered in Benton Chapel Dec. 9 for pinning ceremonies. Among those receiving the nursing pin were two Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and nine Nurse-Midwifery Nurse Practitioners.

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Study to explore lymphedema self care for cancer survivors

Dec. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF).

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