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Lyon, Jackson-Cook awarded $3 million NIH grant

The VCU School of Nursing is pleased to announce that Debra Lyon, Ph.D., R.N., chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, and Colleen Jackson-Cook, Ph.D., professor in the VCU School of Medicine, have received a five-year, $3.6 million NIH grant to study Epigenetics and Psychoneurologic Symptoms in Women with Breast Cancer. The […]

Nursing Students Without Borders announces guest speakers

During the month of October, Nursing Students Without Borders of VCU will host a series of guest speakers. All students, faculty and staff from all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Monday Oct. 4, Noon-1p.m., Room 1-013 Jason Barnes from the Medical Reserve Corps will discuss volunteer opportunities. Monday Oct. 11, Noon-1p.m., Room 1-015 Rebecca Bowers-Lanier, […]

VCU faculty, students present at CANS congress

VCU doctoral candidates Barbara Reyna, pictured right, and Pallavi Ramnarain (biomedical engineering) presented posters of preliminary data from their dissertations at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science(CANS) State of the Science Congress in Washington D.C., Sept. 27-29. Yui Matsuda, another nursing doctoral student, also presented a poster as did faculty Jacqueline McGrath, Nancy […]

Gregory appointed to the Virginia Board of Nursing

Allison Gregory, a clinical instructor at the VCU School of Nursing and VCU alumna, has been appointed to the Virginia Board of Nursing. Her appointment was announced Friday by Gov. Bob McDonnell. “Allison is an experienced nurse and committed educator. In addition to her work at the VCU School of Nursing, she is engaged with […]

Community Nursing Organization hosts Family Fun Night

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the VCU School of Nursing’s Community Nursing Organization will host a Family Fun Night at the Boys and Girls Club, located in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond. Held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., this event will feature activities for the whole family. Sessions for parents and kids will focus on […]

Family Community Health Nursing Retreat

The VCU School of Nursing department of Family Community Health Nursing held a faculty retreat on August 24th at the Roslyn Conference and Retreat Center. What a beautiful and amazing place! Below is a picture of our department members.

Brown and Lyon receive Faculty Research Awards

The AD Williams Committee allocates funds to award to faculty within the Schools of the MCV campus to recognize achievements in research. The recipients of this year’s awards in the School of Nursing are: Dr. Lisa Brown, – New Investigator Award Dr. Debra Lyon – Exceptional Researcher Award Dr. Brown is an associate professor in […]

Brown receives two grants to study infant feeding

Dr. Lisa Brown, assistant professor in the VCU School of Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, has been designated as a 2010 Academy of Neonatal Nursing/ANF Scholar. She received a grant for her study Mothers’ Attention and Preterm Infant Feeding. This is the second grant that Dr. Brown has received recently. Mothers’ Attention […]

Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants

Developmental Care of Newborns & Infants, 2nd Edition Edited by Carole Kenne, PhD RNC-NIC FAAN and Jacqueline M. McGrath, PhD RN FNAP FAAN Developmental Care of Newborns and Infants offers evidence-based guidelines for interdisciplinary, developmentally supportive caregiving for infants and their families, beginning with contemplation of the birth and continuing through the delivery room and […]

Starkweather receives research grants

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Starkweather, assistant professor in the VCU School of Nursing’s Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, on several recent awards. She was selected as a 2010 Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)/American Nurses Foundation Scholar. She also received a 2010 American Nurses Foundation grant for the proposal entitled Glial Activation and Depressive […]