Reporter June 21 2013
Jun. 20, 2013—With a desire toward process improvement that will result in lasting change, and in response to ongoing financial pressures from declining reimbursements for the treatment of Medicare and Medicaid patients along with reductions to federal research funding due to the nation’s ballooning deficit, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is embarking on a comprehensive program designed to sharpen operational practices throughout the institution to better meet the economic realities facing the future of health care delivery and research.
Jun. 20, 2013—Willie Melvin, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery, trains residents and more advanced medical students, so he was pleasantly surprised by first year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students Darin Diiorio and Shaun Mansour, who had no clinical experience before arriving in his clinic last September.
Jun. 20, 2013—The American Gastroentero-logical Association (AGA) has honored Pelayo Correa, M.D., with its Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual for contributions to research that have advanced the science and practice of gastroenterology.
Jun. 20, 2013—Osteomyelitis, a debilitating bone infection most frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”) bacteria, is particularly challenging to treat.
Jun. 20, 2013—Caleb Clark is a soft-spoken, polite 10-year-old boy who’s not overly talkative. But what emotions and feelings he doesn’t express with words come pouring out with a splash of water colors on paper — joy, sadness, anger, happiness and peace.
Jun. 20, 2013—Over the past 18 years perhaps no program of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has undergone more change than Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL).