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Nancy Jallo elected chair of Physicians for Peace

April 21, 2017

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Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS, associate professor, is the first nurse to be elected chair of the Physicians for Peace (PFP) Board of Directors. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., PFP is a nonprofit corporation with partner locations in Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Malawi. PFP partners with communities in underserved regions globally […]

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Jean Giddens is the newly elected president of VACN

April 20, 2017

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Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor at the VCU School of Nursing, is the newly elected president of the Virginia Association of Colleges of Nursing (VACN).  VACN’s mission is to advance the quality of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education in Virginia in order to improve health care. Membership is comprised of nursing deans […]

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Victoria Menzies receives CCTR grant

April 7, 2017

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Victoria Menzies, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems at the VCU School of Nursing, has been awarded a $25,680 grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Endowment Fund for her research project, “Metabolic Snapshot in women with fibromyalgia: a secondary analysis.”  Menzies will study […]

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Marianne Baernholdt to be awarded the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care

March 14, 2017

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Marianne Baernholdt, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, FAAN, director of the Langston Center for Quality, Safety and Innovation, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Anthony J. Jannetti Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Health Care, awarded by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). This is the most prestigious award presented by AMSN. Selection criteria include […]

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Debbie McGuire serves on National Cancer Institute subcommittee

March 9, 2017

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Debbie McGuire, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean of Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, recently served on the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Subcommittee F (study section) reviewing cancer research training and education grants. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, […]

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Beth Rodgers discusses sleep apnea for VCU News Center article

March 8, 2017

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In recognition of March 6–13 as the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week, Beth Rodgers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, chair of the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems, was recently featured in a VCU News Center expert Q&A. She discussed the causes, treatment and preventative steps to guard against sleep apnea.

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Kimberly Davis develops interprofessional care coordination certificate program

March 7, 2017

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A new post-baccalaureate graduate certificate program at VCU will provide health care professionals with strategies to become effective care coordinators for individuals with complex health needs. Kimberly D. Davis, M.S., RN, CNE, clinical instructor at the School of Nursing, is the program director for the Care Coordination Certificate and will be teaching two of the […]

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Gary Huff joins School of Nursing as associate dean of business and administration

February 22, 2017

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Gary Huff has joined the VCU School of Nursing as associate dean of business and administration. Huff most recently served as associate dean of administration at VCU’s School of the Arts in Qatar. As associate dean of business and administration, Huff will oversee the business and administrative enterprise for the School of Nursing, including budget […]

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Theresa Swift-Scanlan appointed to CCTR Endowment Fund Research Advisory Committee

February 16, 2017

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Theresa Swift-Scanlan, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor in the Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems and the Ellen Fontaine Winston Distinguished Professor, has been appointed to VCU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) Endowment Fund Research Advisory Committee. Under the CCTR Endowment Fund program, investigators may apply for money to support all stages of […]

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Kyungeh An discusses heart disease for Urban Views Weekly column

February 16, 2017

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In observance of February as heart month, Kyungeh An, Ph.D., RN, associate professor, was featured in a second Urban Views Weekly’s health column focused on heart disease risk factors and prevention. Dr. Kyungeh An

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