Reporter March 6 2015
Mar. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first “image fusion” of mass spectrometry and microscopy — a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Mar. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to establish a valid, clinically useful measurement battery for head and neck lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF).
Mar. 5, 2015—Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) leaders have been named to a panel of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to help shape national policies on the use of biomarkers for targeted cancer therapies.
Mar. 5, 2015—To get a sense of how big a change it will be when a new medical coding and reporting system goes into effect later this year, consider this: The current system contains more than 14,000 codes for unique medical diagnoses. The new one has more than 68,000.
Mar. 5, 2015—Mavis Schorn, Ph.D., CNM, senior associate dean for Academics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored at this year’s Shade Tree Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction on Wednesday, March 25.
Mar. 5, 2015—The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Vernon Carl Pierce the Jimmy Studdard EMT of the Year.
Mar. 5, 2015—A team of Kenyan medical and technology professionals is spending February and March at Vanderbilt to learn how to train health care providers in their country through the use of simulation technology and to receive guidance on establishing the first medical simulation lab in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mar. 3, 2015—A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.