Oct. 9, 2019— by John Howser Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of the School of Medicine, has appointed a 20-member committee to conduct a national search for the new chair of the Department of Medicine. The committee will be chaired by Dane Chetkovich, MD, PhD, professor and chair...
Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leading a multicenter national study to evaluate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for preventing the flu’s most serious side effects — admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), organ failure and death.
Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital receives Joint Commission certification for hip, knee replacements
Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received certification from The Joint Commission for total hip replacement and total knee replacement, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care and continuous compliance with performance standards.
Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) Advisory Board recently hosted a community celebration dinner to commemorate the successful transition of the local hospital to Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.
Oct. 9, 2019—UCLA's Isla Garraway, MD, PhD, delivered Tuesday's Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture.
Oct. 8, 2019— by Bill Snyder Alice Coogan, MD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PM&I) in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, effective this week. Coogan, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, succeeds Samuel Santoro, MD, PhD, the Dorothy Beryl and Theodore R. Austin Professor of Pathology, who announced...
Oct. 7, 2019—William Kaelin Jr., MD, a member of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Biomedical Science Advisory Board, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Oct. 3, 2019—Rapid blood culture diagnostics for patients with bacterial bloodstream infections delivered final results in 12 hours versus the two to three days required for conventional testing.
Oct. 3, 2019—For patients in pediatric intensive care who are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), giving clinicians automated decision support during the electronic order entry process increased the rate of blood testing for AKI by 9%.