Mary Jo Gilmer

Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, MBA, with Misha, a teddy bear goldendoodle that provides animal-assisted therapy. (photo by Anne Rayner)

Gilmer named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, MBA, professor of Nursing, has been selected for induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Therapy animals’ impact on children with cancer studied

The sight of a dog in a therapy vest trotting down a hospital hallway or being petted by a child lying in a hospital bed is familiar to many, yet the scientific research showing the impact of therapy animals is largely anecdotal, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD. Her work is changing that.

Three from VUMC honored by NBJ for community health contributions

Three members of the Vanderbilt community were recently named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 class of Health Care Heroes.

VUMC’s Swoosh takes home ‘Top Dog’ pet therapy award

A tiny Vanderbilt University Medical Center volunteer has received a giant award from a national organization.

VUCast: Pet Partners

In the latest VUCast: Learn more about the special role animals are playing for kids fighting cancer; find out how the sun could eat the Earth – and why it hasn’t already; and see who you might know in our social media mashup. Watch now.

Pet Therapy Research Aimed at Children with Cancer