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VUMC’s Jahangir elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County

Sep. 23, 2019—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery, has been elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County.

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Former Surgeon General Satcher to speak Sept. 18

Sep. 11, 2019—Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, will deliver the 10th annual David Satcher Lecture at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 18, in room 208 Light Hall.

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VUMC forms new Center for Improving the Public’s Health Using Informatics (CIPHI)

Jun. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is forming a new Center for Improving the Public’s Health Using Informatics (CIPHI, pronounced “Sci Fi”) to be co-directed by Michael Matheny, MD, MS, MPH, and Melissa McPheeters, PhD, MPH.

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Public health expert Galea set for Discovery Lecture

Jan. 17, 2019—Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 24.

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Grant set to boost patient-centered outcomes research

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year federal grant to train investigators in Learning Healthcare Systems research, aimed at improving patient outcomes and the community’s overall health.

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New staph virulence factor

Jun. 28, 2018—Jun. 28, 2018—The new factor, an enzyme involved in host-pathogen interactions, may be a viable target for treating staph infections.

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Early experience with federal health coverage suggests how future Medicaid reforms may work

Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.

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Dittus named to AHRQ’s National Advisory Council

Oct. 6, 2016—Robert Dittus, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President, Public Health and Health Care for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named to the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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State public health award named for Schaffner

Sep. 18, 2014—The Tennessee Public Health Association and the Tennessee Medical Association are collaborating to establish the “William Schaffner, M.D., Public Health Hero Award,” to be presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary efforts in the advancement of public health in Tennessee.

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VU to map gaps in physician coverage across nation

Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

Jun. 12, 2012—Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card.

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Chronic diseases in Africa topic of VUSM dean’s lecture Sept. 27

Sep. 24, 2011—Michelle Holmes, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the H
arvard School of Public Health, will talk about “The Next Health Frontier: Chronic Diseases in Africa” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Light Hall, Room 208. Holmes will give the David Satcher Lecture as part of the 2011-12 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dean’s...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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