Emily Stembridge

Former patient Herbert Christopher poses for a photo with Elizabeth Perkins, MD, the first Christopher fellow of Otolaryngology.

Gifts bolster otolaryngology, Alzheimer’s disease programs

Herbert Christopher, a grateful Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery patient who received cochlear hearing implants from David Haynes, MD, has funded the training of otolaryngology fellows and leaders in Alzheimer’s disease care through several outright endowed gifts and additional gift planning with his estate.

Officials with Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital cut the ribbon celebrating the relaunch of the hospital’s percutaneous coronary intervention program. (photo by Donn Jones)

VWCH relaunches interventional cardiology program

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital has launched a percutaneous coronary intervention program to treat patients diagnosed with heart attacks and coronary artery disease.

Study shows benefits of health coaching for chronic conditions

A study led by Vanderbilt’s Ruth Wolever, PhD, found that 10 sessions of health coaching for people at risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes or both led to increased physical activity which was sustained six months after the intervention ended.

Remote radiology option expands coverage, enhances care

A new initiative within Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences allows some physicians to work remotely, thereby increasing the number of specialists available to enhance care.

New implant helps ease spinal lumbar fusion surgery

Vanderbilt’s Raymond Gardocki, MD, played an instrumental role in developing and implanting the Flarehawk 9 — a first-of-its-kind interbody implant that can be placed endoscopically during spinal lumbar fusion surgery.

Amy Hulings, LCSW, left, and Amy Hulings, LCSW, helped lauch Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s new social work fellowship program. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital adds social work fellowship program

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital has launched a new social work fellowship which will prepare master’s degree-level graduates for social work in the behavioral health field.

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