Reporter Feb 26 2016
Feb. 25, 2016—The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Feb. 25, 2016—C. Michael Stein, MBChB., and his colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a five-year, $1.35 million award from the Arthritis Foundation to develop new biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis that also may revolutionize treatment.
Feb. 25, 2016—At Vanderbilt University Hospital, on a pilot basis, pharmacists have begun delivering discharge prescriptions and counseling to patients at the bedside prior to discharge.
Feb. 25, 2016—A multicenter study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators found that pancreatic cancer patients who underwent surgery and received chemotherapy lived longer and had fewer cancer recurrences in other parts of the body than patients who also received chemoradiation therapy.
Feb. 25, 2016—As the largest heart transplant program in the Southeast, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is ranked No. 1 in volume for the combined adult and pediatric heart transplant program, according to the latest Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) data.
Feb. 25, 2016—The smiling face of Maddy Christison, a 7-year-old who has spinal muscular atrophy, greets customers at Speedway convenience store locations in Middle Tennessee. As the most recent Speedway Miracle Child representing Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, her photo has appeared on life-size cardboard cutouts in Speedway’s 21 Middle Tennessee locations with the goal of encouraging customers to help more children like her.
Feb. 25, 2016—Federal officials with the White House and National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will lead the Direct Volunteers Pilot Studies under the first grant to be awarded in the federal Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.
Feb. 23, 2016—Among doctors, it is widely believed that a class of drugs called statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, might help patients tolerate the stress of cardiac surgery. Not so, according to a five-year, placebo-controlled, double-blinded randomized clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association....
Feb. 19, 2016—Thirteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Feb. 18 at the Student Life Center.