Reporter July 20 2012

ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor

As we launched into a new academic year on July 1, I took some time to consider the road we have traveled together in the last 12 months. By any measure, it was remarkable.

VU to map gaps in physician coverage across nation

Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Two families create strong bond during hospital stays

If not for their daughters’ illnesses, Laura Meador and Amy Hamilton probably would never have met. But their paths crossed in an unlikely venue — the sixth floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — and a burgeoning friendship was born.

VICC adds colon cancer to gene mutation testing

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has initiated tumor mutation testing for a limited number of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

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Study tracks medication-related problems after hospital discharge

As more and better treatments are developed for heart disease, it is becoming more difficult to safely manage care as patients return home from the hospital. A new study led by Vanderbilt researchers highlights growing concern that the period after hospital discharge is a risky time, especially for cardiac patients.

Research makes case for prospective genotyping

Vanderbilt researchers are investigating the potential benefits of prospective genetic testing for drug safety.