Preventable injuries filled Vanderbilt University Hospital last Memorial Day; Doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday
May. 24, 2013—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge safety with upcoming Memorial Day celebrations after a record-breaking number of trauma patients filled Vanderbilt University Hospital on this same weekend last year. In 2012 Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit saw more than triple the volume of patients than are treated during a typical weekend, and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air ambulance,...
May. 23, 2013—In the midst of tight government budgets and uncertain times, Vanderbilt University Medical Center continues to move ever forward in training the next generation of physician researchers and biomedical scientists.
May. 23, 2013—The 2013 Vanderbilt University Medical Center Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards, which were presented during Wednesday’s Spring Faculty meeting, included awards for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Research. Award recipients were nominated by their faculty colleagues and chosen by the Academic Enterprise Faculty Awards Selection Committee.
Adults with disabilities gain entertainment industry experience through ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
May. 23, 2013—The Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives organization is partnering with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to launch an innovative vocational experience for young adults with developmental disabilities. On a monthly basis over eight months, this new “ACM Lifting Lives Series at Vanderbilt” will help participants learn vocational and social skills aimed at improving the potential...
May. 23, 2013—Surgical pathologists are often asked to evaluate tissue samples mid-procedure. These intraoperative consultations entail rapid processing and microscopic evaluation to distinguish diseased tissue from healthy tissue, thus helping guide the surgeon’s hands.
May. 23, 2013—David Penson, M.D., MPH, professor of Urologic Surgery, has received a $2 million research award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study localized prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death among American men.
May. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-site autism clinical study designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a blood test that aims to screen children for referral for autism spectrum disorder evaluation (ASD) earlier and more accurately.
May. 23, 2013—The annual Southeast Regional meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology, hosted by Vanderbilt for the first time since 2006, broke participant records with 163 investigators registered and 81 posters presented.
May. 23, 2013—The role of inflammation in gastrointestinal cancer development was a prominent theme among guest speakers during the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center annual retreat held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
May. 23, 2013—Two Vanderbilt otolaryngologists are now associate fellows of the American Laryngological Association (ALA), in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the field of laryngology.
May. 23, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently performed Tennessee’s first fenestrated aortic stent graft surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm that was previously considered too close to the kidney for minimally invasive surgery.