Reporter Jan 31 2014
Jan. 30, 2014—Tina Hartert, M.D., MPH, professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been named assistant vice chancellor for Translational Science.
Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched a new lung cancer screening program to provide low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk for the deadly disease. Current or former smokers ages 55 to 74 who have a history of 30 or more pack years of smoking are eligible for the scans.
Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is one of 11 centers selected by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to implement a new program designed to reduce readmission rates for patients with myocardial infarction, heart failure and acute coronary syndrome.
Jan. 30, 2014—Research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shows that routine administration of the Brief Health Literacy Screen (BHLS) by nurses provides a valid measure for large-scale studies of the influence of health literacy on clinical outcomes.
Jan. 30, 2014—Alvin Powers, M.D., professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been named to the American Diabetes Association Board of Directors.
Jan. 30, 2014—The American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) recently presented Ronald Biernacki, associate in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, the Lancaster Award, the highest award an orthoptist can receive.
Jan. 30, 2014—The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is honoring Vanderbilt registered dietitians Dianne Killebrew, M.Ed., R.D., LDN, and Elizabeth Robinson, M.Ed., R.D., LDN, as Top Innovators in Dietetics Practice for their display entitled The GPS Strategy: A Tool Kit to Find Your Voice as a Leader.
Jan. 30, 2014—A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy.
Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) has received a seven-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).