June 26, 1998

News Briefs

Two VUMC researchers were recently elected as members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

They are: Dr. Terence S. Dermody, associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Elizabeth B. Lamb Center for Pediatric Research; and Alfred L. George Jr., associate professor of Medicine.


The Patient Care Innovation Committee is looking for proposals to improve the delivery of clinical care within VUMC.

This program is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Medical Group, and proposals must include a VMG member as one of the study leaders. Proposals will be judged on originality, the potential impact to improve patient care delivery and reduce costs, the likelihood of successful implementation, and project costs.

Funding for up to $7,500 is available for program support. The deadline is Aug. 1. Proposals and inquiries should be sent to: Doris Quinn, Ph.D., Office of Quality Education and Measurement, Room 514 MAB (phone 936-6620).


Graduate student Darlene McGhee has been awarded a Quest Diagnostics travel grant for a presentation she is set to give at the 1998 Endocrine Society annual meeting in New Orleans.

The grants are given to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or new faculty and are based solely on the quality of the science being presented at the annual meeting. Only 12 grants are awarded out of 650 abstracts submitted.