School of Nursing alumni recognized in VNF 40 under 40 awards.
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Alumni selected for VNF 40 Under 40 awards

Congratulations to SON alumni who have been selected as emerging leaders and who have been recognized with honorable mention for the Virginia Nurses Foundation 40 Under 40 Awards. The following were selected as emerging leaders: Sarah Holt (B.S.’05/N), Virginia Hospital Center; Wendy Lugo (B.S.’01/N), VCU Health; Liz Nottingham (B.S.’00/N), VCU Health; Charity Storm (B.S.’10/N), Virginia Hospital Center; and Kimberli Tate (B.S.’04/N), VCU Health. The following were recognized with honorable mention: Courtney Darden (B.S.’13/N), Paul D. Camp Community College; Katherine Gordon (B.S.’14/N), Riverside Regional Medical Center; Michelle Muse (B.S.’07/N), VCU Health; Rebecca Myers (B.S.’04/N; M.S.’07/N), Fauquier Overlook; and Brett Neville (B.S.’08/N; M.S.’14/N), VCU Health. Emerging leaders will be recognized at the 2015 Virginia Nurses Foundation Gala on Nov. 21

Neva White honored as a Distinguished Diabetes Educator

Neva WhiteNeva White, DNP, CRNP- BC, CDE (M.S.’91/N), senior health educator at the Jefferson Center for Urban Health, was recognized as a Distinguished Diabetes Educator on Oct. 7 at the 2015 American Diabetes Association’s 75th anniversary and awards celebration. At the Jefferson Diabetes Center in Philadelphia, White is the coordinator for community-based diabetes education, the lead diabetes educator for the Department of Family and Community Medicine shared medical visit, and the coordinator for the Philadelphia Chapter of Divabetic, a national diabetes support group. She also coordinates several grant-funded initiatives to address health disparities in underserved areas of Philadelphia. White is a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association and a member of Theta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Inc.

RSVP for the Cabaniss Dinner

Donors who made a gift of $500 or more between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 should have recently received an invitation in the mail for the 21st Annual Sadie Heath Cabaniss Society Dinner scheduled for Nov. 19. Be sure to RSVP by Nov 6.

Suzanne Ameringer receives NIH R21 grant for Sickle Cell study

Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, has been awarded a $250,000 R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study that is the first to examine improved approaches to self-managing exercises in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell anemia. Ameringer received a two-year NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for her project, "Subjective Responses and Metabolic State During Exercise in Sickle Cell Anemia."

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Kay Seidenberg’s nursing postcard collection featured at VCU Libraries

The Kay Seidenberg Nursing Postcard Collection consists of American and European postcards relating to the nursing profession. Kay Seidenberg (B.S.’85/N) began collecting postcards shortly after embarking on her nursing career. At first she was more of a generalist in her collecting, but she gradually began to acquire nursing-related cards. While building her collection she learned about Edith Cavell, an English nurse who was executed by the Germans in 1915 for assisting Allied soldiers' escape from occupied Belgium. The “Edith Cavell: A Nurse Who Did Her Duty,” at VCU Libraries’ Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, is now on exhibit and will run through Feb. 5.

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School of Nursing holds vesting ceremony for Accelerated B.S. students

Vesting Ceremony
The School of Nursing held a vesting ceremony this fall for members of the Accelerated B.S. Class of 2016 to mark their start in the nursing profession. The vesting ceremony has replaced the school’s white coat ceremony to be in alignment with the “bare below the elbows” movement in the health care environment. View more photos on the School of Nursing Facebook page.

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