Reporter Jan 27 2017

Frontera to step down as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation chair

Walter Frontera, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), will step down from his role as the department’s leader on Feb. 28.

Chance to sing for the Pope motivates cancer patient

Cancer patient Sharon Edwards will lift her voice toward what she hopes is a better year when she sings for Pope Francis later this month.

Sealy named to VUSM diversity leadership role

Linda Sealy, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Automation speeds clinical safety surveillance: study

Using patient outcomes data from approximately 1,800 hospitals, the largest demonstration to date of automated safety surveillance of a medical device is reported in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.

Mid adult African American female pediatrician uses a tongue depressor to look at her young Filipino patient's throat.

Studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review conducted by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Spring Faculty Meeting set for April 27

The annual Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting and Awards Program will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in 208 Light Hall.

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