Reporter Jan 19 2018

Jeff Balser

State of Medical Center Address set for Feb. 14

Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will deliver the 2018 State of the Medical Center Address, from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Langford Auditorium.

four african american women posing for a photo outside. some are overweight.

Rising obesity rates in South leading to rapid increase in diabetes

Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults. A new study helmed by investigators at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) found the risk of diabetes is double for black patients.

Grant bolsters peripheral artery disease research

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently secured its third American Heart Association (AHA) Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) award to address the challenges of limb problems in peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Radiology’s diversity office expands leadership team

The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences’ Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has expanded its leadership team to include Marques Bradshaw, MD, MSCR, Kate Hartley, MD, and third-year diagnostic radiology resident Eleby Washington, MD.

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Study finds higher death rates in poor neighborhoods

Living in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood is likely to lead to death at an earlier age, especially among African-Americans, new research shows. The death rate is even more pronounced among disadvantaged individuals with unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Paslay pays a visit

Singer Eric Paslay visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently.

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