News Releases

Recent and archived press releases with clinical and research news

Wilkins named Senior Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Vice President for Health Equity for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Associate Dean for Health Equity for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has been named Senior Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for VUMC and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for VUSM.

Dusetzina appointed to federal Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

Life-saving transplant marks milestone for pediatric program

Petyon Smith’s answered prayers became the best birthday wish ever on Jan. 31 — the date his younger brother received the first-ever dual kidney-liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

VUMC’s Lee among group to earn Kenneth J. Arrow Award for health economics research

Scott Lee, MD, PhD, MPA, MPhil, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for health economics research given by the International Health Economics Association.

Study finds increased risk of serious opioid events in mothers, regardless of dose

A new study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers finds that new mothers who receive opioids after uncomplicated vaginal births face an increased risk of serious opioid-related events regardless of the opioid dosage, a finding that could significantly impact care delivery.

Maj. Gen. Telita Crosland and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, sign the agreement for VUMC to become an official site of the U.S. Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training.

U.S. Army and Vanderbilt University Medical Center formalize trauma training program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is becoming an official site of the U.S. Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3), formalizing a longstanding relationship between the two entities that is built on a history of collaborative success.

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