Reporter April 22 2016
Clinical, administrative, billing systems set to take ‘Epic Leap’
Apr. 21, 2016—If there were a time for leaders to express enthusiasm and optimism about the project to replace, over the next 18 months, the greater part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s clinical, administrative and billing software, that time was Monday morning at the project launch.
Study explores how some breast cancers resist treatment
Apr. 21, 2016—A targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive form of breast cancer, has shown potential promise in a recently published study. TNBC is the only type of breast cancer for which there are no currently approved targeted therapies.
Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study
Apr. 21, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.
New doctoral track focuses on ‘big’ biomedical data science
Apr. 21, 2016—A new biomedical data science doctoral track at Vanderbilt, designed as an amalgam of biomedical informatics, biostatistics and computer science, is enrolling its first students for admission in the fall.
Document for third Magnet designation finalized, submitted
Apr. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has completed its Magnet document and submitted it to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), taking a giant step forward in its third Magnet designation process.
Medical professionals can change their behavior: study
Apr. 21, 2016—Disrespectful and unsafe behavior by physicians and advanced practice medical professionals can undermine health care teams, but research shows that often a simple conversation to make an individual aware of their action can promote self-reflection and change.
Apr. 21, 2016—Meagan Quinlan, a Pharmacology graduate student in the laboratory of Randy Blakely, Ph.D., honored her mentor Tuesday during the 25th Annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum in Light Hall.
VICC’s Annual Scientific Retreat set for May 6
Apr. 21, 2016—Scientists, physicians, staff members and patients interested in the latest in cancer research are invited to attend the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Scientific Retreat to be held Friday, May 6, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.
Nobel laureate Betzig set for Discovery Lecture
Apr. 21, 2016—Eric Betzig, Ph.D., who shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on April 28.
Evans lands health IT honor
Apr. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Nancy Evans has been named one of the most powerful women in health care information technology for 2016 by Health Data Management magazine. In all, 75 women were named to this year’s list.
Low’s Discovery Lecture
Apr. 21, 2016—Philip Low, Ph.D., who directs the Purdue Center for Drug Discovery, spoke about ligand-targeted therapeutic and imaging agents for multiple diseases at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.
May 4 symposium to highlight heart-related basic, clinical research
Apr. 21, 2016—The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will host the Vanderbilt Cardiovascular Symposium 2016 on May 4, highlighting ongoing vascular and heart-related basic and clinical research.