Reporter January 2024

January Leadership Assembly — Care That Changes Our World

Ongoing initiatives to reduce acts of violence or other disrespectful behaviors toward VUMC health care workers are vital for the well-being of both our people and our patients were among the topics discussed at the Leadership Assembly.

Long-term follow-up pinpoints side effects of treatments for prostate cancer patients

A 10-year follow up study of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment will help inform decision making in terms of treatments and side effects for a diverse population.

Stokes Peebles appointed to the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council

Vanderbilt’s Stokes Peebles, MD, has been appointed to the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council.

VUMC establishes Realizing Accelerated Progress, Investigation, Implementation, and Dissemination in Learning Health Systems (RAPID-LHS) Center

The new center, supported by a $5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will focus on training scientists and supporting research to minimize gaps between the generation of clinical evidence, implementation of proven interventions and development of informed public health policy.

Beth Malow receives grant to mount sleep program for children with autism

Vanderbilt neurologist Beth Malow, MD, has received a grant from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to mount a community-based educational program for improving sleep in children with autism spectrum disorder.

Molecular profiles of tissue plus circulating tumor DNA can better guide cancer care

Vanderbilt research indicates that adding liquid biopsy testing for circulating tumor DNA mutations increases targetable mutation detection rates.

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