Discovery Lecture to feature geriatric medicine expert Cassel

Christine Cassel, MD, a leading expert in geriatric medicine, medical ethics and the quality of care, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 25, at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Elderly caucasian woman with her hands on a cane

‘Smart cane’ could one day help flag gait problems, falling risks more quickly

Falling is no joke when you’re a senior citizen or have other balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a ‘smart cane’ that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.

Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group presents ‘Transitions of Care’

Operating Room

Predicting hospital readmission is risky business: study

Each year millions of Americans return to the hospital within 30 days of their previous discharge. Although many readmissions could be preventable, most statistical models for predicting them “perform poorly,” according to researchers at Vanderbilt and the Oregon Health and Science University and their affiliated VA medical centers.

Bariatric and metabolic surgery lecture Sept. 20

Lunchtime lecture on Alzheimer’s Sept. 6

Associate Professor of Medicine James Powers will present “Alzheimer’s Disease 2011.”