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VUMC adopts updated kidney function equation to better guide patient care decisions

Nov. 17, 2022—In December Vanderbilt University Medical Center will again update the equation used for estimating kidney function with the goals of improving health equity and better guiding patient care decisions.

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Study supports removing race from estimate of kidney function

Nov. 17, 2022—An in-depth analysis by Vanderbilt investigators of published research studies supports removing race from the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — an assessment of kidney function.

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Several from VUMC among most highly cited researchers

Nov. 17, 2022—Nine current faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

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Nurse Alerts! email communication tool to provide updates on a variety of topics

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt Nursing has relaunched Nurse Alerts!, an email communication tool designed to provide timely updates on a variety of topics of interest to nurses.

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Study examines impulsiveness in Parkinson’s disease

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying aspects of dopamine release and its regulation in Parkinson’s patients with and without impulsive-compulsive behaviors.

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Lineup set for upcoming Nashville Holiday Music Special

Nov. 17, 2022—The lineup is set for the 2022 Nashville Holiday Music Special benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUMC hospitals and clinics receive fourth Magnet designation

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the organization announced in a conference call on Nov. 17.

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Vanderbilt hospitals land high Leapfrog safety grades

Nov. 16, 2022—Multiple Vanderbilt Health hospitals have been recognized among the safest hospitals in the United States after receiving a fall 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.

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Cardiac antigen identified as mechanism for heart complication with immunotherapy-related myocarditis

Nov. 16, 2022—Researchers from from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have identified the mechanism for the deadly heart inflammation myocarditis.

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Clinical enterprise elevate retreat seeks to enhance health system culture

Nov. 14, 2022—More than 60 leaders from across Vanderbilt Health system recently gathered to attend a clinical enterprise Elevate retreat hosted by C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer.

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Regional growth spotlights ‘Join Us,’ workforce campaigns: Leadership Assembly takeaways

Nov. 14, 2022—Sustaining the Medical Center’s era of unparalleled growth throughout the region will be bolstered by new recruitment, retention, and career development opportunities.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences celebrates 75 years

Nov. 14, 2022—The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences celebrated its 75th anniversary on Nov. 11 with an afternoon program that highlighted its contributions to professional education, research, and clinical care.

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