Reporter June 19 2015
Jun. 18, 2015—The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Telethon raised more than $2.2 million in pledges on June 7. All proceeds benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Every spring, WTVF-NewsChannel 5 partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to highlight inspiring stories from patients and families at Children’s Hospital. The...
Jun. 18, 2015—Underserved patients with sub-optimally controlled type 2 diabetes who were cared for by pharmacists were more adherent to their medication regimen and had better blood sugar control than those who did not have a pharmacist in their care team.
Jun. 18, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s 50th recent Anniversary Community Celebration celebrated the strides made in half a century and concentrated on steps to be taken for the future.
Jun. 18, 2015—Approximately 300 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows recently attended a symposium at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center to learn about “science careers that put your communication skills to work.”
Jun. 18, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons and biomedical engineers has developed a nanoparticle delivery system that may significantly improve the success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts.
Jun. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized for a strong and enduring commitment to helping employees and their families live healthy lives.
Jun. 18, 2015—A new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found new diagnoses of prostate cancer in the U.S. declined 28 percent in the year following the draft recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force against routine PSA screening for men.
Jun. 17, 2015—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded a five-year, $10 million training grant to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), continuing a 16-year partnership to provide education and training opportunities for school personnel throughout the state.
Jun. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute now offers patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative treatment to reduce their risk of stroke, potentially avoiding the long-term use of blood thinners such as warfarin.
Jun. 16, 2015—A new process is in place for Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinical and administrative workstation users in need of expedited assistance with workstation issues to have requests for service quickly evaluated and prioritized.