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Author: Kathy Rivers

Operational Control Center to provide seamless patient flow

Feb. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s (VUAH) new Operational Control Center will improve coordination of patient care, ensuring patients get the care they need without unnecessary delays.

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Murphy named to Perioperative Services leadership role

Dec. 3, 2020—Shawn Murphy, MSM, RN, has been named the Vice President of Perioperative Services for Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH).

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Liska named adult hospital chief operating officer

Oct. 1, 2020—Lee Ann Liska, a 30-year veteran of the health care industry, has been named chief operating officer of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH). She will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Oct. 19.

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Osheroff elected IAMSE president

Dec. 12, 2019—Neil Osheroff, PhD, was elected president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and will serve from January 2020-December 2021.

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Kavanaugh-McHugh keeps patients close to her heart

Dec. 10, 2015—In her office, Ann Kavanaugh-McHugh, M.D., reaches up to a high shelf and pulls down a stack of notebooks. Reminders, she says, of the 4,000 families she has cared for over the course of her nearly 25-year career as a pediatric cardiologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUSN Reunion showcases strong bond among classmates

Dec. 3, 2015—Reunion 2015 was a time to celebrate Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) past, present and future. Founded in 1908, VUSN has more than 9,200 nursing alumni living and working in all 50 states and several countries.

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Schools of Nursing, Medicine create new LGBT health course

Nov. 12, 2015—The needs and nuances of providing health care to members of the LGBT community is the focus of a new course jointly offered by the Vanderbilt Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

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New faculty: Bethany Rhoten examines quality of life among cancer survivors

Oct. 15, 2015—Bethany Rhoten’s research focuses on issues that few people openly discuss—those surrounding body image and sexuality among cancer survivors.

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VUSN Alzheimer’s study to explore perception of pain

Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year $660,633 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Aging to study how psychophysical responses to acute experimental thermal pain differ between older adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

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New faculty: Deonni Stolldorf studies the effectiveness of nursing innovations

Oct. 8, 2015—Deonni Stolldorf’s research focuses on determining how innovations in health care can be sustained to enhance organizational performance related to patient safety and the quality and effectiveness of care.

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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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Nursing School lands AANA postdoctoral fellowship

Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) was recently awarded support for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation for a health services research topic related to anesthetic operative phenomena.

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