Aug. 27, 2013—A study of 381 non-Vanderbilt physicians referred to the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (VCAP) in the Department of Psychiatry has shown that those referred for mental health, substance abuse and improper sexual boundary issues are less likely to receive a fit for duty recommendation than those referred for disruptive behavior.
Aug. 22, 2013—"Vanderbilt's Nobel Prize," the Earl Sutherland Prize for achievement in research, was awarded to John Gore at the Fall Faculty Assembly, while Gordon Bernard received the Thomas Jefferson Award for distinguished service to Vanderbilt.
Aug. 22, 2013—Chancellor Zeppos addressed faculty and presented annual awards at the Fall Faculty Assembly.
Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.
Aug. 22, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has appointed additional faculty to contribute to the campuswide strategic planning effort that an executive committee began over the summer.
Aug. 22, 2013—Cumberland Pediatric Alliance (CPA) is joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN). The transition of operations is expected to be complete by October.
Aug. 22, 2013—Cardiac surgeons recently performed Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute’s 100th ventricular assist device (VAD) implant.
Aug. 22, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now certified as Tennessee’s only teaching site for an advanced trauma surgical skills training course offered at fewer than 50 hospitals worldwide.
Aug. 22, 2013—Neal Patel, M.D., MPH, has been named chief medical informatics officer for the Vanderbilt University Health System. Patel, professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, has served as the inpatient chief medical information officer since 2006.