Diane Lauver

Diane Lauver Interviews by Student Health Coalition Members, 6-7 November 2019

This series consists of interviews conducted by Student Health Coalition members, 6-7 November 2019 in Oneida, Elgin, and Robbins, Scott County, Tenn. The interviews were conducted by Diane Lauver, Anne Dierdorff Thomas, and Irwin Venick, and the interviewees were James Lovett, Sharon Neal, June Burress Sharpe, Shelia J. Chambers, Debra Thompson, Donna Frogge, James Walker, …

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Diane Lauver’s response to sexism with pivot toward becoming a Nurse Practitioner

In exploration of how sexism influenced Coalitioners’ career paths, Diane Lauver describes her introduction to the Nurse Practitioner role that Loretta Ford championed and that Bill Dow and Leah Albers advocated for in the SHC approach to community healthcare. Following her participation as a nursing student at health fairs, Diane, along with several others who …

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On Vanderbilt’s first PrimEx program and its role in the movement toward Nurse Practitioners

Rosie Hammond describes her life post-SHC, beginning with an invitation to participate in Vanderbilt’s first PrimEx program during her Senior year. PrimEx was a government-sponsored initiative designed to provide primary care training for nurses. It functioned as a pivotal step along the way to better defining the concept of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and establishing graduate-level …

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“What it took” – Nine nurses reconvene fifty years later and discover the power of common denominators

Nine nurses gathered in Nashville in May 2019 to reminisce about their beginnings as nurses. Nursing practice underwent radical changes in those days. These nine nurses stood apart from their peers and in conflict with convention. Here, they discuss what it took to make that happen. Reminisces by Diane Cushman, Linda Hart, Diane Lauver, Carolyn …

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Diane Lauver Materials on the Center for Health Services and the North Carolina Rural Student Health Coalition, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Diane Lauver volunteered with the Appalachian Student Health Coalition (ASHC) at Vanderbilt and with the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition. In both coalitions, she trained Community Health Workers to act as embedded advocates for community health. The collected materials include information on role of the Community Health Workers, including their work providing basic health …

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Student Health Coalition Project Collection, Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill

Link to the Collection Finding Aid in the Southern Historical Collection, UNC Chapel Hill: https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/05649/ This collection includes materials documenting the work of the Student Health Coalition, an organization developed at Vanderbilt University in 1969 to reach out to medically underserved communities in East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, and Southwest Virginia, and to join with local leaders …

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