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Sheila Ridner Archives

Bioimpedance spectroscopy better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

May. 3, 2019—Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema.

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Ridner named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Apr. 18, 2017—Sheila H. Ridner, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International with induction into its International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held in July in Dublin, Ireland.

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School of Nursing faculty and staff recognized with spring awards

May. 23, 2016—Linda Norman, Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, announced faculty and staff awards during the school’s spring faculty meeting May 17.

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Study shows compression device helps ease lymphedema

Oct. 8, 2015—Lymphedema patients saw a nearly 80 percent reduction in cellulitis episodes by using an advanced pneumatic compression device at home, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology co-authored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., and University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Ph.D.

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VUSN study tracking yoga therapy for cancer patients

Jan. 29, 2015—Cancer is bad enough. But cancer patients who receive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy may suffer from side effects that run from irritating to crippling — problems that are postural, musculoskeletal and respiratory, along with lowered self-esteem.

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VUSN study seeks to improve lymphedema care

Oct. 16, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) study may lead to earlier detection and better outcomes for the 20-30 percent of breast cancer patients with lymphedema, the painful and stigmatizing arm swelling that often results from treatment.

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Nine faculty honored with endowed chairs

Jan. 24, 2014—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 22 at the Student Life Center.

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New faculty: Jie Deng’s care for patients inspires lymphedema research

Nov. 28, 2012—For Jie Deng, the desire to further nursing research and education began with the SARS outbreak in China in 2003. At the time, she was the associate chief nursing officer at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing. “Our nurses were incredible—the sacrifices they made for their patients,” Deng remembered. “We had very limited knowledge...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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