Reporter March 13 2015

Panel examines real-world role of pragmatic research trials

The question of what’s different about pragmatic research was aired in a well-attended panel discussion last week in Light Hall sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research and the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN).

Initiative seeks to streamline lab test ordering process

A committee of physician leaders has embarked on a multi-year effort to take a close look at all types of lab work ordered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and in the process do away with unnecessary or obsolete tests.

Gregory to chair child health advocacy group’s board

Luke Gregory, chief executive officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’ Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to serve as chair of the Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee (CHAT) Board for 2015.

VUMC’s Barocas named to Commission on Cancer

Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently named a representative on the Commission on Cancer.

Photo: Having a blast

“Brain Blast” is sponsored annually by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute to raise awareness about the brain in health and disease.

National Cancer Institute’s Staudt set for Discovery Lecture

Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in gene expression profiling at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 19.

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