Reporter April 19 2019

Patient-centered design to be focus of StrategyShare19

StrategyShare19, an annual, interactive event at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to showcase innovations and initiatives to advance the Medical Center’s Strategic Directions, is focusing this year on Design for Patients and Families — one of the four Strategic Directions — and efforts to enhance patient, clinician and staff experiences.

Kachnic to step down as chair of Radiation Oncology

Lisa Kachnic, MD, Professor and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Children’s Hospital patient ambassador Jack Fancey and honorary co-chair Jennifer Najjar, MD, were recognized at the 78th Iroquois Steeplechase Spring Kickoff event on April 11.

Steeplechase ready to ride May 11 for Children’s Hospital

Jack Fancey, an 11-year-old patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is passionate about two things: horses and raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes.

Medical Societies honor multiple Vanderbilt faculty

Several Vanderbilt faculty members were recently honored during the joint annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians (AAP) and American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

MSA proclamation

A retired high school basketball coach from Murfreesboro was honored by the Tennessee State Senate on Thursday, March 21, for his efforts to shine a light on the rare disease that killed his wife six years ago.

Cardiac perfusion association honors VUMC’s Chinnappan

Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, a senior cardiopulmonary perfusionist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion (AACP), a distinction given to a select group of perfusion professionals.

1 2