Mary Jo GilmerVUSN’s Mary Jo Gilmer Researches Potential Impact of Pet Therapy on Patients and Animals

Four-year-old cancer patient Kaylee Molina completely forgot about having been stuck with a needle when she placed her head on Swoosh and said "soft like a pillow."

Swoosh, a friendly Pomeranian, gives Kaylee something to look forward during the hour-and-a-half drive from Tullahoma to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for weekly treatments. [article]

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Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN, VUSN Postdoctoral Fellow, has been named a V-POCKET Scholar

As such, she will develop a patient-centered outcomes study to address gaps in current knowledge about communication between surgeons and patients with recurrent head and neck cancer. The study will also identify factors that influence patient choice of treatment, desired outcome and patient satisfaction with their treatment. [article]


06/26/14 - D’Apolito Lands Grant to Study Drug Dependent Infants

06/05/14 - Check out Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation, co-authored by VUSN PhD Student Alvin Jeffrey

06/ 14 - Congratulations to VUSN’s Michelle Collins, PhD, CNM, who was recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwifery.

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