Reminder: access to patient information monitored
Mar. 8, 2023— The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Privacy Office wants faculty and staff who have access to systems or databases that contain patient information to keep in mind that access to patients’ information continues to be closely audited for potential privacy violations. Unauthorized use of VUMC’s clinical databases, such as Epic or Star Panel to check...
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban gift supports breast cancer clinical trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Mar. 7, 2023—Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have made a generous financial gift to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in support of clinical trials for new and better therapies for breast cancer.
Treating delirium detected in the ED
Mar. 7, 2023—Higher intensity physical or occupational therapy may be a useful intervention to shorten delirium duration in older hospitalized adults, Vanderbilt researchers recently reported.
Cell-free hemoglobin in pulmonary hypertension
Mar. 6, 2023—Cell-free hemoglobin generated by the lungs may be a therapeutic target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, Vanderbilt researchers found.
Sex counts in the brain as seasons change
Mar. 2, 2023—Photoperiod, or length of day, has sex-specific impacts on dopamine dynamics in the brain, offering insights into sex differences in neuropsychiatric disorders, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Sex-specific regulation of kidney signals
Mar. 2, 2023—Links between estrogen signaling and sodium excretion by the kidney could help explain a reduced risk of hypertension in females versus males.
VUMC joins group to accelerate implementation of research findings to improve patient outcomes
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a select group of health systems nationwide brought together to accelerate the implementation of medical research results that will improve patient outcomes.
VUMC’s Aspirnaut program to install science lab at Wynne High School in Arkansas
Mar. 2, 2023—A chemical biology research lab fit for an academic medical center is being installed at Wynne High School (WHS) in Wynne, Arkansas, as part of a pilot project of Aspirnaut STEM pipeline at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Global study tracks brain infection in people with HIV
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study is shedding new light on the incidence and mortality of cryptococcal meningitis among people with HIV
Medical Center help desk adds automated chat services
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s information technology help desk has an online component called Pegasus, which has added an automated chat feature to help serve VUMC employees, patients and families seeking technical assistance.
Cannula shortage led to more invasive lung support for infants
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that a three-year shortage of a common cannula used in young infants needing lung support forced hospitals across the United States to switch to a more invasive form of lung support,
Serious pneumococcal infections increase the risk of heart attack
Mar. 2, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that patients with serious pneumococcal infections, including pneumonia and sepsis, are at a substantially increased risk of heart attack after the onset of infection.