Reporter Oct 25 2013
Oct. 28, 2013—A non-invasive measure of electrical brain activity in preterm infants predicts cognitive and communication functioning during early childhood, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.
Oct. 24, 2013—Neurologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and patient care teams 18 miles away at Williamson Medical Center (WMC) will take advantage of network technology to provide remote neurological patient examinations on an urgent basis.
Oct. 24, 2013—Beginning Oct. 29, Vanderbilt University Hospital will use a new process for patient handovers between nurses in the adult Emergency Department and nurses on inpatient units.
Oct. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to register online to attend the 2013 State of the Adult Clinical Enterprise address by David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics and executive director of Vanderbilt Medical Group, to be delivered Wednesday, Nov. 6 at two locations — at 7 a.m. in Williamson County at the Franklin Marriott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., and again at 4 p.m. on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus at 208 Light Hall.
Oct. 24, 2013—A new Web-based tool is helping Vanderbilt research coordinators assemble accurate billing plans more quickly.
Oct. 24, 2013—With the aid of a two-year, $487,000 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a Vanderbilt research team will develop a reusable model to promote better patient engagement with the health care team through delivery of consumer-friendly pharmacogenetic information.
Oct. 24, 2013—The IDIOM study is designed to compare how a diet with moderate caloric restriction, alone or with long-acting insulin, affects areas of the brain’s dopamine system that are involved in food intake, reward and the sense of pleasure people get from eating.
Oct. 24, 2013—Inactivation by oxidative stress of specific transcription factors essential for pancreatic islet beta cell function is a key event in the development of type 2 diabetes, Vanderbilt University researchers and their colleagues have found.