Reporter May 16 2014

Dayani Center embraces new relationships, strategies

The Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness is adjusting its focus since its recent alignment with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, but is keeping its emphasis on excellence and national leadership in medical fitness.

VUSM clinical care course lands award

The Continuity Clinical Experience (CCX), an initiative of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Curriculum 2.0, was recently selected as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Clinical Care Challenge winner.

Perfusion students win international skills competition

Three first-year students in the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program, one of the Allied Health programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, demonstrated their depth of knowledge in their field by winning the second annual Perfusion Bowl, held at the 52nd International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology in San Diego.

VUMC’s e-prescription quality efforts lauded

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named to receive a White Coat of Quality Award from Surescripts that recognizes the institution’s e-prescription quality efforts.

Lehmann to advise on health informatics

Chris Lehmann, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt, has been appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office as the first pediatrician to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee.

Bedside Matters set for May 21

The next Bedside Matters, an hourlong, monthly rounds geared toward helping Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will be on Wednesday, May 21.