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Lori Schirle Presentation

Please join The VUSN Center for Research Development & Scholarship Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00pm 140 Frist Hall as we welcome Lori Schirle, PhD(c), RN “Studies In Health services research: AN OVERVIEW OF WORK BY LORI SCHIRLE” VUSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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DNP Scholarly Project Presentations: Thursday May 12

2016 DNP Scholarly Project Presentations Thursday, May 12 Sponsored by VUSN and Sigma Theta Tau Iota Chapter Poster Presentations 10:00-12:00 in VUSN Atrium Podium Presentations 12:30-3:00 in 140 Frist Hall

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Ragnhildur (Raga) Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir Lecture

Please join The VUSN Center for Research Development & Scholarship Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:00pm 167Godchaux Hall Nursing Annex as we welcome Ragnhildur (Raga) Ingibjargardottir Bjarnadottir, PhD(c), MPH, BSN Presenting “Assessment and Documentation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Home Care ” VUSN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Giving Day Activities – April 21st

Join us for Giving Day activities on Thursday, April 21st! Faculty & Staff Lunch, 11:30-12:30, Living Room Drop-By for Pre-Nursing Society, 12:30-2:30, Atrium All-School Social (alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends), 4:00-6:00, Living Room

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Healthy Aging: Lunch and Learn

LUNCH AND LEARN Tips for Healthy & Successful Aging Special Guest: Janet Hawley-Whitmore, MSN, RN Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 Noon-1pm VUSN Living Room Please bring you r lunch & join us! * Hosted by the AGPCNP Faculty

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Sexual Assault Awareness: Brown Bag Discussion

  Join us for a Brown Bag discussion: Sexual Assault Awareness March 14, 2016 12-1 p.m. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Godchaux Hall Nursing Annex Room 167 If you would like more information or volunteer to help with this event please contact our co-chairs: Adrienn Myers: adrienn.e.myers@vanderbilt.edu Nancy Wilfong: nancy.e.wilfong@vanderbilt.edu

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Nursing Leadership in Global Health

“Nursing Leadership in Global Health” John C. Welch, CRNA, MSN Friday, Feb. 12, 3-4 pm VUSN Nursing Annex 167

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Dr. James Powers, “Demential and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting”

SPRING SEMESTER LECTURE SERIES Interprofessional Approach to Mental Health “Dementia and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting” Thursday/JAN 21, 2016   202 LIGHT HALL   12-1 PM VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER James S. Powers, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. James Powers received his MD from the  University of Rochester and did his residency…

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Dean Linda Norman presents “Patient Safety at VUMC”

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Dr. Rita K. Adeniran Presentation

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and School of Medicine in conjunction with the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series are proud to present Dr. Rita K. Adeniran, President and CEO Innovative and Inclusive Global Solutions Presentation: “Rising above the scars: My journey to overcoming adversity and how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s teachings mirror…

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The VUSN 4th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Join us as we salute our veterans “The Influence of Military Medicine” Tuesday November 10th 11:00am – 12:00pm 155 Nursing Annex RSVP for a boxed lunch

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Dean’s Message

Dear Alumni, Colleagues and Supporters, Fall 2015 at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing began with welcoming a new group of MSN, DNP and PhD students. We have been busy orienting the students and integrating them with our returning students. We have 821 nursing students this year—625 enrolled in the MSN program, 165 in the DNP…

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Selected Works

Journals Abanes JJ, Adams S. Using a web-based patient-provider messaging system to enhance patient satisfaction among active duty sailors and marines seen in the psychiatric outpatient clinic: A pilot study. Nursing Clinics of North America. Jan 2014;49(1),91-103. Akard TF, Gilmer, MJ. Invisible communities of dying children and their loved ones. Palliative and Supportive Care. Oct…

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Currently Funded Grants and Contracts

Research Grants Jie Deng Establishing Lymphedema and Fibrosis Measures in Oral Cancer Patients National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 3/1/2015 – 2/28/2019 $2,408,422   Todd Monroe Age-Related Differences in Psychophysical and Neurobiological Response to Pain National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging 04/1/2014 – 3/31/2016 $431,750   Shelagh Mulvaney…

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VUSN Congratulates new FAANs

 Congratulations to VUSN faculty and alumni who were recently inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing at the annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.  Pictured L to R:  Dean Linda Norman,  VUSN Professor Susie Adams, Cecilia Page (BSN ’79, DNP ’13, Founder’s Medalist), VUSN Assistant Professor Kelly Wolgast (MSN ’93, Founder’s Medalist), Patrick Palmeri (MSN ’00) and…

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Emergency Nurse Practitioner Students Participate in Emergency Medicine Day

Vanderbilt Emergency Nurse Practitioner students participated in the inaugural Emergency Medicine Day of Service this month by assisting at Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E helps to bridge the gap in health resources in the developing world, empowering doctors and nurses with the…

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Vanderbilt and Lipscomb Students Help Health Seniors with Medicare Enrollment

Students from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Lipscomb College of Pharmacy volunteered a recent Saturday (Halloween) to help residents of Trevecca Towers in Nashville learn about Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment options as well as provide some health screenings. “Medicare offers many options, and it can be confusing for many people to figure out which…

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VUSN Announces Subscription Agreement with ReelDX

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has entered into an institutional subscription agreement to use ReelDX Education’s real patient video case studies in the School of Nursing’s nursing curriculum. The School of Nursing will integrate ReelDx Education case studies into both their in-person and distance learning programs, including 24/7 access to ReelDx’s 500+ short videos of…

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VUSN’s Jamie Pope Unveils Her Latest Book

VUSN Instructor Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN, unveiled her latest book, “Nutrition for a Changing World.” The book represents an accumulation of over three years of research. The textbook was developed for non-nutrition majors in introductory nutrition courses, like the ones Pope teaches for more than 400 Vanderbilt undergraduate students each year. Each chapter uses…

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Mickelson Receives VUSN PhD Student Excellence in Writing Award

Robin Mickelson, MS, RN, PhD(c) and a 5th year PhD student, recently received this year’s Dean’s Award for PhD Student Excellence in Writing. The award recognizes PhD students who demonstrate excellence in writing by an accepted, peer-reviewed first author publication. A selection committee comprised of PhD faculty rate submitted articles based on originality and potential…

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