Author: Matt Batcheldor
Study seeks to improve gender equity for liver transplantation waiting list
May. 25, 2022—Women who need a liver transplant are more likely to spend more time on a waiting list, become too sick for transplant or die compared to men. To improve equity, a recently published Vanderbilt-led study suggests a sex adjustment to criteria for MELD (model for end-stage liver disease), which determines allocation of transplanted livers.
Paws on the Plaza event aims to unleash puppy love
May. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with the Nashville Humane Association for “Paws on the Plaza,” a new event that will bring a litter of puppies to the Medical Center Plaza each month from May through October.
Liver transplant program marks 30th anniversary
May. 4, 2022—This May, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first liver transplant.
VUMC debuts new loan repayment benefit for nurses
Apr. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has began offering a new nursing loan repayment benefit.
Donate Life honors those who gave the ultimate gift
Apr. 13, 2022—April is National Donate Life Month. A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at VUMC in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, according to Tennessee Donor Services (TDS). A total of 203 people were tissue donors, enhancing the lives of 3,165 people, reported TDS, the federally designated donor network that facilitates organ and tissue donation in the region.
Patient’s amyloidosis awareness efforts recognized
Apr. 7, 2022—Charlotte Haffner, who was Vanderbilt's first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat primary AL amyloidosis, was recently recognized by Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore.
Schaefer named Adult Solid Organ Transplant Center medical director
Apr. 6, 2022—Heidi Schaefer, MD, has been named medical director of the Adult Solid Organ Transplant Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Magnet site visit
Mar. 31, 2022—Nurses at Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics held a welcome party Monday to kick off the site visit from appraisers of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Mohammad to direct Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center
Mar. 24, 2022—Saeed Mohammad, MD, MS, has been named director of the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Adult clinics prepare for upcoming site visit from Magnet appraisers
Mar. 17, 2022—Nurses in Vanderbilt Adult Ambulatory Clinics are busy preparing for a site visit from appraisers of the American Nurses Credentialing Center as part of the Fourth Magnet Designation process.
ECMO fellowship program provides lifesaving training
Mar. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's extracorporeal life support fellowship gives new doctors two years of hands-on experience with a lifesaving critical care tool, one that has only become more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
American College of Cardiology honors Vanderbilt’s Dixon, Thomas
Mar. 10, 2022—Two fellows in Vanderbilt's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine have received awards from the American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists.