Study discovers that tumor mutation burden predicts survival outcome
Jun. 5, 2023—The expected course of a patient's cancer prognosis has traditionally been judged by its type, stage and microscopic aggressiveness, but patients with the same presentation can still have widely divergent outcomes. Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have discovered that differences in tumor mutation burden are a major reason for this divergence.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of renowned clinical pharmacologist Jackson Roberts II, MD
Jun. 5, 2023—Jackson Roberts II, MD, an internationally known clinical pharmacologist in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who helped define the role of lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in human disease, died May 31 in Nashville. He was 79.
Address highlights crucial contributions of nursing workforce
Jun. 1, 2023—In her 2023 State of Nursing Address, Executive Chief Nursing Officer Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC, looked back on another extraordinary year as nearly 9,000 Vanderbilt nurses cared for patients and families and the health system continued to grow to meet the needs of patients and families.
Vanderbilt Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System collects millionth report
Jun. 1, 2023—The Vanderbilt Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System has collected its millionth patient-reported outcome measure (PROM), or pre-appointment survey that patients complete about their health, making it one of the largest collections of such surveys in the United States.
Patel named chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery
Jun. 1, 2023—Mayur Patel, MD, MPH, has been named chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Novel surgery helps infant’s esophageal condition
Jun. 1, 2023—Surgeons at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently performed an innovative surgery to repair a rare esophageal condition in a 9-month-old patient.
ChatGPT tested for clinical decision support
Jun. 1, 2023—by Paul Govern A recent study finds promise in the artificial intelligence program ChatGPT for speeding review and improvement of computer system alerts used to support day-to-day clinical decision-making. In a blinded test at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a panel of four physicians and one pharmacist reviewed suggestions from ChatGPT 3.5 mixed with suggestions from...
Four named to academic health leadership program
Jun. 1, 2023—Four Vanderbilt faculty members have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.
Planz named section chief of Body Imaging for VUMC Radiology
May. 31, 2023—Virginia Planz, MD, has been named section chief of Body Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Four from VUMC receive Heart Rhythm Society awards
May. 31, 2023—Four physician-scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center won awards during the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual meeting.
Liquid biopsy test may detect early-stage and low DNA-shedding cancers
May. 31, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows that a liquid biopsy-based multicancer early detection (MCED) test could detect 12 types of cancers, including low DNA-shedding cancers and early-stage cancers.
Pediatric trauma experts add multipassenger UTVs, golf carts to list of dangerous vehicles that includes ATVs
May. 31, 2023—While ATV accidents are commonly associated with high-profiled injuries, trauma prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt want the community to add UTVs and golf carts to the list of motorized vehicles that can be dangerous.