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SON News Reunion Edition

Reunion Weekend 2019

The first weekend of April brought a lot of excitement to the School of Nursing as we celebrated alumni from class years ending in 4 and 9, along with our St. Philip alumnae and grand alumni. Reunion attendees were invited back to campus for a weekend of activities including a lunch and tour at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, a health care entrepreneurship panel, the School of Nursing all-classes reception and dinner, the State of the School address and alumni awards presentation, tours of the school’s Clinical Learning Center and Biobehavioral Laboratory Services and a breakfast with the dean. It was such a pleasure to see so many nursing alumni come back to reconnect with one another and the school. View photos from School of Nursing events. 

If you were unable to attend Reunion Weekend or it wasn’t your reunion year and you have an interest in visiting the school, please contact Amber Yancey, alumni relations and stewardship specialist, at or (804) 828-2993. Amber would be happy to coordinate a visit for you to see the school and other areas around the MCV Campus.

Save the date for next year’s Reunion Weekend, April 17-19, when we will be celebrating alumni from class years ending in 0 and 5.

Alumni awards

Nursing Alumni Award Winners
Nursing Alumni Award Winners
In conjunction with Reunion Weekend, the VCU School of Nursing held the annual alumni awards ceremony. This past winter we invited the School of Nursing community to nominate alumni who they thought were deserving of one of four nursing alumni awards. The winners of these awards were recognized at the State of the School address. Learn more about this year’s awardees.

Recent news

Richmond Health and Wellness Program led by School of Nursing alumna

The Richmond Health and Wellness Program, led by Pam Parsons, Ph.D. (M.S.’84/N; Ph.D.’04/N), director of practice and community engagement in VCU School of Nursing, is a community-based care coordination initiative that has become an interprofessional training ground for future nurses and a national model for community engagement. Read more.
Can a vibrating shoe help people with Parkinson’s walk? VCU School of Nursing researcher, Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., received a $434,715 grant to find out
Can a vibrating shoe help people with Parkinson’s walk?
A team of five Virginia Commonwealth University researchers — led by Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., senior nurse researcher in the School of Nursing, and Leslie Cloud, M.D., neurologist in the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center — are testing a vibrating device worn inside the shoe that could put an end to the freeze nearly 60% of people with Parkinson’s disease experience when walking. A $434,715 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation is funding the vibration therapy research. Read more.

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