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VUMC establishes Realizing Accelerated Progress, Investigation, Implementation, and Dissemination in Learning Health Systems (RAPID-LHS) Center

Jan. 23, 2024—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to establish a multidisciplinary center focused on training scientists and supporting research to minimize gaps between the generation of clinical evidence, implementation of proven interventions and development of informed public health policy.

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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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Pediatric acute care use by ZIP code

Jun. 7, 2022—Children with complex chronic conditions who live in low opportunity areas utilize more acute care and could benefit from hospital- and community-based interventions aimed at equitably improving child health outcomes.

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Ivory appointed to AHRQ’s National Advisory Council

Nov. 30, 2021—VUMC's Cathy Ivory, PhD, RN-BC, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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The role of diet in esophageal cancer

May. 4, 2020—New findings suggest that dietary calcium and magnesium affect the risk of esophageal cancer; if confirmed in interventional studies, they could inform dietary modifications to reduce the burden of this cancer.

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Team to develop ‘safe harbor’ standards of care

May. 2, 2019—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt Health and Vanderbilt University’s schools of Law, Medicine and Management has received a five-year $1.7 million research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe-harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.

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VUAH receives Leapfrog ‘A’ grade

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) was recently awarded a fall 2018 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, placing the hospital among the safest in the nation.

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Fibromyalgia: More doctor visits mean fewer suicide attempts

Sep. 20, 2018—Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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Diabetes drug may prevent cancer

Sep. 14, 2018—The research suggests that metformin should be further studied clinically for the prevention of liver cancer.

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Grant set to boost patient-centered outcomes research

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year federal grant to train investigators in Learning Healthcare Systems research, aimed at improving patient outcomes and the community’s overall health.

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Phillippi’s study of team-based maternity care bolstered by grant

Jan. 4, 2018—Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, has received a K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Phillippi, a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor and certified nurse-midwife, will use the three-year, $399,374 mentored award to conduct a randomized trial of an interdisciplinary team-based maternity care model and examine the preferences of patients and providers.

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The toll of dysphagia

Dec. 15, 2017—Impaired swallowing — dysphagia — affects 3 percent of hospital inpatients, who have longer hospital stays and are more likely to require post-acute care services.

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