Reporter Dec 21 2018
Dec. 31, 2018— by Bill Snyder In one of the largest studies of its kind, an international research team led by 20 Vanderbilt University scientists has discovered more than 200 new genetic variations associated with high blood pressure. The study, published December 21 by the journal Nature Genetics, also identified specific tissues where blood pressure genes exert...
Dec. 20, 2018—Zeena M. Abdulahad, joined VUMC on Sept. 1 as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. She is responsible for creating a multi-year development plan that will help fund the Medical Center’s strategic priorities. Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery as an associate professor and the surgical director of...
Dec. 20, 2018—A research team led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, has been approved for a $7 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a randomized, multi-center trial comparing clinic and consumer information technology approaches to promote healthy behaviors and prevent early childhood obesity.
Dec. 20, 2018—Craig Lindsley, PhD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Dec. 20, 2018—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center transplanted 63 patients in October, setting a Medical Center record for the most ever in a month.
Dec. 20, 2018—Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN, has returned as Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH) after nearly three years as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.
Dec. 20, 2018—Raymond Harris, MD, Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Professor of Nephrology and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease, has been appointed co-chair of the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney Health Initiative (KHI).
Dec. 20, 2018—Seven Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees are among an inaugural group of 130 fellows of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).