Author: Doug Campbell
Jul. 18, 2019—Joseph Gigante, MD, recently began his two-year term as president of the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics after serving as president-elect.
Jul. 15, 2019—The nation’s opioid crisis is a factor in the recent increase in the number of infants entering the nation’s foster care system, with at least half of all infant placements now a result of parental substance use.
Jun. 6, 2019—Bioethics study focuses on comprehension of informed consent for research
Jun. 6, 2019—VUMC's Specialty Pharmacy has been selected as a finalist for a 2019 Patient Choice Award.
May. 16, 2019—Joseph Smith Jr., MD, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).
May. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital was once again named among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.
May. 9, 2019—About 35 pounds of over-the-counter and prescription medication were collected on April 12 at a Drug Take Back event hosted by Team Hope, in collaboration with the Tennessee Poison Center and Vanderbilt University Police Department.
May. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt's Arie Nettles, PhD, was named as the 2019 recipient of Nashville Cable’s Power of Inclusion Individual Award at a luncheon and ceremony held May 8.
May. 2, 2019—To accommodate weekday and seasonal variations in case volume, continual adjustment of operating room resources is imperative. Unlike other health systems, at Vanderbilt Health the OR planning process taps into predictive analytics running automatically on the back of the OR scheduling system.
Apr. 25, 2019—Chloie Jacobs, 9, prepares for a follow-up scan of her congenital scoliosis — a sideways curvature of the spine present at birth — and climbs into a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopaedic clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Apr. 11, 2019—M. Kevin Smith, MD, PhD, MMHC, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) effective in May. He will serve as president from May 2020-May 2021.