Reporter Feb 2 2018

Echocardiography pioneer Greene endows directorship

His hands have flickered across saxophones, guided airplanes and held stethoscopes. With a nimble skill set and a steady demeanor, R. Glenn Greene, MD, excelled in careers that others just dream of pursuing. He was a union musician before graduating college, a physician who helped pioneer echocardiography and a commercial pilot.

New database to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Using technology developed here, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has organized a large database of children who are deaf or hard of hearing that combines data from 48 programs in four countries — about 7,000 children so far.

Epic Thank You

From left, Perioperative Services’ Jessica Cooper, RN, Lauren Huffines, RN, Emily Ellerbeck, CST, and Chawntia Johnson, RN, pose for a photo at last week’s Epic thank you event in Langford Autitorium. The event featured photos and videos taken during Go Live for eStar and served as an opportunity to celebrate employees’ dedication and commitment to the system’s successful launch.

Sberna named VICC Strategy and Analytics director

Theresa Sberna, MPH, has been named director of Strategy and Analytics for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Sberna, who previously served as associate director, has been with the Cancer Center for five years.

senior women exercising

Study evaluates community-based health efforts

A new study from researchers at Vanderbilt and Harvard universities, published this week in the journal Health Affairs, uses federal health survey data to evaluate community-based efforts to address smoking, obesity and other health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

AAAS, chemistry society honor Lindsley’s research contributions

Craig Lindsley, PhD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD), has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and elected chair-elect of the Section of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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