Reporter Aug 2 2013

E2E update: VUMC operational efficiency effort making strides

Evolve to Excel (E2E), a comprehensive initiative designed to strengthen operational practices throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure long-term success of the organization, is moving ahead.

VUSM’s new curriculum gains technological support

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has created a new office to manage the technical support necessary to make the dramatic shift in educational techniques under Curriculum 2.0.

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Cognitive complaints, Alzheimer’s risk studied

A study of cognitive complaints in older adults showed that memory concerns from both the patient and an informant was most predictive of converting to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia within three years.

Study explores race differences of lung cancer risk

Vanderbilt research scientist Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., MPH, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Academic Career Award to investigate some of the genetic secrets behind a greater risk of lung cancer among African-Americans compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

Murley to oversee VUSN’s educational informatics

Jerry Murley, M.Ed., was recently named assistant dean for Educational Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN.

Grant to support team-based compassionate care training

The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) has received a $183,000 Baptist Healing Trust (BHT) grant to support team-based training called “Coaching for Compassionate Care: Developing a new model for health professions education.”

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