Paul Govern

NIH grant boosts international TB research consortium

A new grant will help support Vanderbilt’s RePORT Brazil, one of an international consortium’s six regional tuberculosis research programs.

Images predict functional decline

MRI brain scans at baseline for study participants 60 and older — who were free of clinical dementia at study entry — predicted a decline in independent function five years later.

Jenny Slayton, DNP, RN, receives the Outstanding Operational Partner Award from Gordon Bernard, MD.

Slayton receives award for uniting research, clinical operations

Jenny Slayton, DNP, RN, received the Outstanding Operational Partner Award recently at the Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System.

photo of David Charles and Mallory Hacker

Deep brain sweet spot might be key to halt Parkinson’s

A sweet spot in the deep brain with direct lines of communication to motor regions far out on the cerebral cortex might hold a key to halting the progression of early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

ChatGPT tested for clinical decision support

VUMC app used by research participants around the world

MyCap is a secure, customizable mobile computing application (for smartphone or tablet) used to collect data from research participants on a remote basis.

At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where MyCap was created and launched in 2018, some 107 projects have used the app, and by 2021, research participants in 135 countries had installed the free app.

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