Reporter March 21 2014
Mar. 20, 2014—Knowing when to take a medication — and what to do if a dose is missed — could greatly improve adherence to diabetes medications and glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the journal Diabetes Care.
Mar. 20, 2014—The Physician Council for Clinical Service Excellence helps ensure that clinical faculty have a clear voice in shaping major initiatives affecting patients, clinicians and clinical staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Mar. 20, 2014—Implementation science is a new and growing field concerned with the transfer of research findings and medical evidence into routine health care.
Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched an automated system for processing and managing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), which govern the transfer of biological materials, chemicals, human tissue samples and other materials between institutions to facilitate academic research.
Mar. 20, 2014—“Doctor shopping,” or going to multiple doctors for narcotic prescriptions, is prevalent among more than 20 percent of orthopaedic trauma patients, according to a Vanderbilt study released at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans.
Mar. 20, 2014—Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was celebrated for his contributions to cancer research during the 6th Annual Nashville Honors Gala benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Mar. 20, 2014—Researchers at Vanderbilt have been able to alter mouse behavior by silencing gene expression in interneurons, distinct populations of nerve cells that are the main regulators of brain circuits.
Mar. 20, 2014—Pratik Pandharipande, M.D., MSCI, professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, has been named chief of the Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, succeeding C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., who was named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital earlier this month.