Reporter Oct 5 2018

New center formed to treat, study ICU delirium, dementia

Millions of patients in intensive care units each year develop delirium during their hospitalization and often leave the hospital with cognitive deficits similar to those suffering from traumatic brain injury or mild Alzheimer’s disease.

VICC’s Levy to lead Rush University Cancer Center

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, director of Cancer Health Informatics and Strategy at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, has been named director of Rush University Cancer Center and Systems Vice President for Cancer Service at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Initiative to promote awareness of need for advance directives

During last week’s Flulapalooza, the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, the Palliative Care Service, the Office for Strategy and Innovation and the Office for Health Sciences Education hosted a booth with information about advance directives for health care.

Smith named associate director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

Seth Smith, PhD, director of the Center for Human Imaging in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), has been appointed the institute’s first associate director.

Talking bioethics

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, spoke about the role of bioethics in precision medicine during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

Cochran celebrates cancer treatment’s end in style

Singer Anita Cochran had famous friends in the room when she celebrated her last cancer treatment, but the person with her who mattered the most was her 89-year-old father.