Reporter Aug 10 2018

Study finds behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention ever conducted. But, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity.

Results show on-site clinics lower school district care costs

Onsite health clinics that provide primary care to teachers and their families can lower a school district’s health care costs, according to a new study that found these outcomes at Vanderbilt’s nurse-managed clinics at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).

Study to explore how rising medication costs impact elderly

As both drug prices and out-of-pocket expense for prescription medications continue to climb, a team of Health Policy experts at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have received a grant to determine if these factors are causing older Americans enrolled in Medicare Part D for medication coverage to delay or never fill their prescriptions.

Kropski, Shoemaker honored by Doris Duke Foundation

Two early-career physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are among 18 recipients of 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Awards announced July 31 by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Rising star

Music artist Riley Clemmons, right, visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Aug. 3 — which was also the day her self-titled debut album was released. She performed and visited with patients and families in Seacrest Studios.

VUSM’s Umutesi, Shemwell land Global Health Corps fellowships

Two alumni of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) program have been awarded highly competitive fellowships with the Global Health Corps (GHC).

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