Reporter Dec 21 2018

Hundreds of new blood pressure gene variations discovered

2018 a year of growth, achievement for VUMC

The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2018.

VUMC again featured in multiple national rankings

Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings, including the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report during the past year.

Additions, appointments strengthen Medical Center

Study uses IT to prevent early childhood obesity

A research team led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, has been approved for a $7 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a randomized, multi-center trial comparing clinic and consumer information technology approaches to promote healthy behaviors and prevent early childhood obesity.

Lindsley named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Craig Lindsley, PhD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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