Reporter Feb 8 2019

Lisa Bastarache, MS, Josh Denny, MD, MS, and colleagues are helping researchers study associations among de-identified genotype data and electronic health records data. (photo by John Russell)

PheWAS Core helps researchers make sense of electronic health record data

Some biomedical researchers may be unsure about routine electronic health record (EHR) data and how useful it ultimately may prove for drawing meaningful, actionable associations that warrant changes to clinical practice and lead to improved clinical outcomes.

New option could increase minority kidney transplants

People with blood type B who received a kidney transplant of blood type A2 kidneys had similar outcomes to those with blood type B who received blood type B kidneys.

Device helps heart patients ditch blood thinners

For the first time in 27 years, Jerry Flowers is looking at life without using blood thinners, thanks to a small device that was implanted in his heart in a clinical trial at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI).

Lorraine Ware, MD, center, poses with this year’s Medical Scholars Program students: from left, Justin Banerdt, Shilpa Mokshagundam, Nikhil Chavali, Jocelyn Gandelman, Jason Gandelman, Joshua Cockroft, Jennifer Marvin and Yemisi Dina.

Symposium shines light on research by medical students

The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Medical Scholars Research Symposium was held Feb. 4 and highlighted the work of eight medical students who spent the 2017-2018 academic year immersed in research experiences under the guidance of faculty mentors.

New clinics expand Women’s Health services

To meet the growing demand for specialized and comprehensive women’s care services, Vanderbilt’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) has opened three new clinics focusing on peripartum and perineal disorders, infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome.

March of Dimes chapter honors nine Vanderbilt nurses

Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards.

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