Oct. 10, 2013—Thomas Talbot, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Medicine and Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received the 2013 Investigator Award from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) at the organization’s Annual Scientific Meeting last week in San Francisco.
Oct. 10, 2013—Pratik Talati, a student in the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program, recently attended a White House Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Briefing on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health. He and a student from another institution were invited to learn about the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent suicide and to address mental health issues within the AAPI community.
Oct. 10, 2013—There are nearly 13 million cancer survivors in the United States thanks to intensive cancer research, improved treatments and cancer support programs. In celebration of cancer survivors and those patients who have passed away from the disease, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with Gilda’s Club Nashville, will host the 2013 Cancer Survivorship Celebration.
Oct. 10, 2013—Travis Ladner, a third-year student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected for a 2013 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) student fellowship award. The award is presented to a medical student every year from a national pool of applicants.
Oct. 10, 2013—Bedside Matters, a new hourlong monthly rounds geared toward helping all Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will take a deeper look into issues surrounding patients who make multiple visits to the Emergency Department and hospital at its October meeting.
Oct. 10, 2013—Thomas Kent has never met a stranger. He is quick to share tales about his time as a music manager in Las Vegas or to pull out one of his favorite one-liners. He says he’s the only Quaker minister in town with a wife behind the pulpit to strike a “bada-bing” after each joke.
Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies has been awarded $2.2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to address nursing workforce issues that may impede future health care.
Oct. 10, 2013—The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has started an adult inpatient consultation service to evaluate patients who may need rehabilitation and assist with the transition from inpatient care to post-acute rehabilitation facilities.