Reporter April 14 2023
Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics have named physicians Chetan Aher, MD, Arna Banerjee, MD, MMHC, and Gregory Polkowski, MD, MSc, to leadership roles designed to increase internal collaboration and to further improve patient outcomes.
Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study finds a strong association between lower ratings for interpersonal communication skills among medical residents in their last year of training and greater likelihood of unsolicited patient complaints among doctors during their first year of employment after training.
Apr. 13, 2023—by Danny Bonvissuto When you’re largely confined to a hospital bed for two months, the world becomes very small. This was the case for Roy Whitehead, who rehabilitated at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital following a car wreck that left him with a broken neck and back. A bright spot during his stay was the day...
Apr. 13, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that some children with mystery digestive symptoms may actually have undiagnosed alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.
Apr. 13, 2023—The Nashville Predators, including retired goalie Pekka Rinne, recently visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to present hospital leaders with the proceeds raised throughout the year from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily.
Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt research demonstrated that injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host, or animal platform.
Apr. 13, 2023—The next Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) rotation, which includes 15 members the United States military, is at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to work in clinical areas of the adult hospital April 11-25.
Vanderbilt Voice Center’s Professional Voice Conference brings medical professionals and vocal athletes together
Apr. 11, 2023—A Vanderbilt Voice Center conference will focus on wellness, readiness and resilience for vocal professionals and will touch on topics such as vocal hygiene, recovery after injury, allergies, surgery, respiration, life on the road, and more.
Apr. 11, 2023—A Vanderbilt-led study evaluating two investigational drugs to treat severe COVID-19 demonstrated that neither drug was effective.
Apr. 10, 2023—Updated Guidance Around Universal Masking in Clinical Areas VUMC is resuming standard infection prevention protocols, effective immediately. These changes reflect current available evidence on the prevention of COVID-19, including high levels of vaccine and infection- induced immunity and the availability of effective treatment and prevention tools: Universal masking of patients, employees and visitors is no...