Reporter Feb 26 2016

Berkman, Schwarz join Vanderbilt Spine Center

Neurosurgeons Richard Alan Berkman, M.D., and Jacob Schwarz, M.D., have joined Vanderbilt Spine Center, where they will begin seeing patients March 1.

Sleep research for parents of children with ASD expanded

The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.


Grant bolsters rheumatoid arthritis research

C. Michael Stein, MBChB., and his colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a five-year, $1.35 million award from the Arthritis Foundation to develop new biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis that also may revolutionize treatment.

Project brings discharge medications to patients’ bedsides

At Vanderbilt University Hospital, on a pilot basis, pharmacists have begun delivering discharge prescriptions and counseling to patients at the bedside prior to discharge.

Chemo better option following pancreatic cancer surgery: study

A multicenter study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators found that pancreatic cancer patients who underwent surgery and received chemotherapy lived longer and had fewer cancer recurrences in other parts of the body than patients who also received chemoradiation therapy.

Events on tap to raise awareness about the brain

March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt University, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders.

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