Reporter April 19 2019
Apr. 18, 2019—StrategyShare19, an annual, interactive event at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to showcase innovations and initiatives to advance the Medical Center’s Strategic Directions, is focusing this year on Design for Patients and Families — one of the four Strategic Directions — and efforts to enhance patient, clinician and staff experiences.
Apr. 18, 2019—Lisa Kachnic, MD, Professor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Apr. 18, 2019—Jack Fancey, an 11-year-old patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is passionate about two things: horses and raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes.
Apr. 18, 2019—Several Vanderbilt faculty members were recently honored during the joint annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
Apr. 18, 2019—Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, a senior cardiopulmonary perfusionist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion (AACP), a distinction given to a select group of perfusion professionals.
Apr. 18, 2019—Mariann Piano, PhD, RN, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
Apr. 18, 2019—Learning to drive can be scary for teens and parents. But for the families of teens with developmental and physical disabilities, learning whether they have the potential to drive can be just as unnerving.
Apr. 18, 2019—Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI) has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.
Apr. 18, 2019—Serving a region that lies within the tobacco belt, clinicians at Vanderbilt Health face challenges distinguishing lung cancer from histoplasmosis, a fungal infection that creates cancer-mimicking lesions in the lungs.