Dec. 14, 2023—Connie Rankin of Memphis, Tennessee, received Vanderbilt's first combined lung and liver transplant, which involved dozens of specialists, including transplant teams for both organs.
Dec. 14, 2023—James Newman, MBA, CPA, Associate Vice President for Finance, has been named Vice President of Finance and Divisional Chief Financial Officer for the Clinical Support Services Division for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dec. 12, 2023—Lenny Leedy was attending a law enforcement conference in Nashville when he started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. Today, Leedy is thankful the friend who offered to drive him to the hospital said, "We're going to Vanderbilt."
Dec. 12, 2023—Chad Fitzgerald, JD, Senior Vice President for Health System Emergency Operations, has been named Executive Vice President and will lead Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Clinical Support Services Division.
Dec. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have discovered why most colorectal tumors escape detection and destruction by the body’s immune system.
Dec. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt Colorectal cancer expert Bob Coffey, MD, was recently invited to present his research to representatives of President Joe Biden’s reignited Cancer Moonshot initiative.
Dec. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that beneficial bacteria in the small intestines produce a compound that protects against obesity.
Dec. 8, 2023—The traditional definition of health care-associated influenza leads to gross undercounting, a Vanderbilt study suggests.
Dec. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt Health’s Adult Ambulatory clinics have a new Suicide Ideation Response Plan that will provide clinicians and staff with additional resources to provide appropriate care for patients who are identified as thinking about or planning suicide.
Dec. 7, 2023—Rohini Chakravarthy, MD, MBA, and Jill Berkman, MD, have joined VUMC’s Office of Health Equity.
Dec. 7, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers are developing new methods to maximize what can be learned from clinical trials and cohort studies, while maintaining their rigor and reproducibility.
Dec. 7, 2023—William Cooper, MD, MPH, has been named Interim chair of the Department of Pediatrics. He will assume this role Feb. 1, 2024.