Reporter Nov 14 2014

Vanderbilt University and Medical Center Announce Steps to Strengthen Future

Transplant Center celebrates 25 years of giving gift of life

The charter that was written in 1989 upon the creation of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) continues to hold true to its mission — to propel and direct organ transplantation, research, medicine, technology, education and the public education of transplantation into the future as the recognized leader and national authority of multi-organ transplantation.

Grant bolsters inguinal hernia repair research

Martin Blakely, M.D., M.S., has been awarded a $3 million federal grant for a multi-center, multi-disciplinary study to examine the safety outcomes of early versus later inguinal hernia repair for premature infants.

Standardized social, behavioral data key to EHR success

In recent years the federal government has used financial incentives and penalties to promote use of electronic health records (EHR), but in these regulations the issue of EHR data interoperability — that is, data standardization — has been left largely unresolved, dimming prospects for data exchange, population health surveillance and systematic improvement across health networks.

Speaker explores promise of ‘bioelectronic medicine’

Can an implanted electrical device like a cardiac pacemaker effectively treat inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, including cases that have not responded to drug therapy?

VUSM students land Sarnoff Foundation awards

Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students are among 11 individuals nationwide to receive Sarnoff Foundation Medical Student Research Fellowship awards for 2014-2015.

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