Reporter March 21 2014

Diabetes study offers medication adherence options

Knowing when to take a medication — and what to do if a dose is missed — could greatly improve adherence to diabetes medications and glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

Physician Council helps bolster clinical enterprise

The Physician Council for Clinical Service Excellence helps ensure that clinical faculty have a clear voice in shaping major initiatives affecting patients, clinicians and clinical staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

New center to focus on ‘implementation science’ initiatives

Implementation science is a new and growing field concerned with the transfer of research findings and medical evidence into routine health care.

New system helps speed transfer of research materials

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched an automated system for processing and managing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), which govern the transfer of biological materials, chemicals, human tissue samples and other materials between institutions to facilitate academic research.

‘Doctor shopping’ common among trauma patients

“Doctor shopping,” or going to multiple doctors for narcotic prescriptions, is prevalent among more than 20 percent of orthopaedic trauma patients, according to a Vanderbilt study released at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans.

Photo: Pharmacology Forum

The 2014 Pharmacology Teaching Award was presented Tuesday during the 23rd annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum in Light Hall.

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