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VUMC’s Were, Sengstack, Stead honored by ACMI

Oct. 20, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, have been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). William Stead, MD, has been named a Distinguished Fellows of ACMI.

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Kapu to direct VUSN’s clinical, community partnerships

Jul. 29, 2021—April Kapu, DNP, APRN, has left her role as associate nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center Advanced Practice and director of the Office of Advance Practice, and begun a new position as associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

Jun. 3, 2021—After a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), investigators analyzed comments received from the study’s participants to further shed light on barriers to care, which included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments.

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Ceremonies honor 2021 graduates

May. 19, 2021—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Graduate School held Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, for the Class of 2021.

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Special ceremonies celebrate students who graduated last year

May. 5, 2021—On Sunday, May 2, the Class of 2020 of Vanderbilt University Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the Graduate School held in-person commencement ceremonies for students earning degrees. While the classes participated in virtual ceremonies last year, many opted to return to campus to celebrate with friends, family and faculty.

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Self-care program for acute heart failure patients studied as standard practice

Apr. 15, 2021—Up to 25% of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) face mortality or hospital readmission within one month after being treated in the emergency department (ED).

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Jeffries named dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Mar. 24, 2021—Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nursing and health care education, will become dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective July 1, pending Board of Trust approval.

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Shade Tree Trot once again virtual, kicks off March 28

Mar. 17, 2021—The annual Shade Tree Trot, a vital and long-standing fundraiser for the Shade Tree Clinic, will be held virtually again this year. The weeklong event is open to the public.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of Tom Christenbery, beloved professor and champion of compassion in nursing

Feb. 19, 2021—Thomas L. Christenbery, PhD, CNE, professor of nursing and director of program evaluation at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died unexpectedly in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was 66.

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MLK Lecture set for Jan. 18

Jan. 14, 2021—The chief diversity and inclusion officer for the American Association of Medical Colleges will deliver the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration Event Lecture on Monday, Jan. 18.

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Kate Payne, Vanderbilt bioethicist and nurse, has died

Jan. 13, 2021—Associate Professor of Nursing Kate Payne, JD, RN, NC-BC, a bioethicist, attorney and beloved nurse leader at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died at the Alive Hospice Residence on Jan. 6 after a very brief and unexpected illness.

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School of Nursing names Steaban Honorary Alumna

Dec. 10, 2020—Robin Steaban, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH), has been honored by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) with the school’s Honorary Alumna distinction. The award was presented during a virtual celebration on Oct. 20.

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