Author: Emily Stembridge
Gifts bolster otolaryngology, Alzheimer’s disease programs
Sep. 15, 2022—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.
VWCH relaunches interventional cardiology program
Aug. 1, 2022—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
Jul. 21, 2022—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
Jul. 20, 2022—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
Jul. 14, 2022—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.
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital adds social work fellowship program
Jul. 7, 2022—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.
Pruthi succeeds Schulman as chief of Pediatric Radiology
Jul. 5, 2022—Sumit Pruthi, MD, MBBS, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has succeeded Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, as chief of Pediatric Radiology and medical director of Diagnostic Imaging at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Evaluation of hearing brochures
Jun. 21, 2022—Most brochures given to parents about newborn hearing screening results need to be modified to make them more understandable, Vanderbilt hearing researchers found.
Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and 23andMe find genetic link to people’s ability to move to a musical beat
Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers, in collaboration with 23andMe, have made a significant discovery about the biological underpinnings of musical rhythm.
Nettles presented with State Resolution from Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Jun. 7, 2022—Arie Nettles, PhD, NCSP, HSP, professor of Clinical Pediatrics and director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity (OIHE), was presented with a State Resolution from the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) passed in honor of her work as chair of the Statewide Planning and Policy Council (SPPC).
Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health merges with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon
May. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health will merge with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon (WHCL) on May 28, expanding access to care.
Fissell receives Medal of Excellence from the American Association of Kidney Patients
May. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt's William Fissell, MD, recently received the 2022 Medal of Excellence Award in the physician category from the American Association of Kidney Patients.