Health care workforce shortages prompt Blue Ridge Academic Health Group report

The Blue Ridge Academic Health Group — formed in 1997 by leaders of several of the nation’s top academic health centers — studies and reports on issues of fundamental importance to improving the health care system. Its new report sets out innovations that health centers can undertake to address the ongoing health care workforce crisis.

Over 40% of Tennessee Families With Children Say They Are Food Insecure; 70% Have Changed Spending on Food

This year’s Vanderbilt Child Health Poll shows that over 40% of Tennessee families report they are food insecure ― a similar proportion from last year. Most families (71%) say they have continued to change food spending habits due to high prices.

Bariatric surgery linked to cardiometabolic health improvements: study

Bariatric surgery can lead to significant cardiometabolic health improvements using a variety of measures, including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin A1C, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.  

VUMC’s Jay Jerome honored by Microscopy Society of America

Jerome is the 2024 recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award, which honors “preeminent senior scientists for a long-standing record of achievement in the field of microscopy and microanalysis.”

VUMC’s Sunil Kripalani joins AHRQ Advisory Council

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Council helps guide national priorities for health services research that promotes improvements in the quality, safety and efficiency of clinical practice, and which provides equitable access to health care.

First baby born in the new Labor and Delivery Rooms on 4 North

The new rooms are the latest in a series of obstetrical enhancements, including the Vanderbilt University Hospital Labor and Delivery Entrance, that provide more space for the increased volume of mothers delivering at VUH.

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