Reporter April 6 2018
Apr. 5, 2018—After successfully leading Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences and serving as the Medical Center’s Surgeon-in-Chief since 2001, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, is stepping down. Beauchamp will be succeeded in this role by Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.
Apr. 5, 2018—Beginning July 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Urologic Surgery, which is currently housed within the Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences, will become an independent department.
Apr. 5, 2018—Officials with Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Nashville Biosciences, to harness the power of its extensive genomic and bioinformatics resources to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development.
Apr. 5, 2018—Patrick Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum on Community Mental Health, met with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) mental health researchers while on campus to give the lecture “A Common Struggle: Making Mental Health Essential Health.” The VKC discussion focused on mental health and developmental disabilities, training of future mental health professionals, stress and coping and...
Apr. 5, 2018—VUMC nurses have developed and are administering a bachelor’s degree in emergency nursing program for nurses in the South American country of Guyana, the first of its kind in the region.
Apr. 5, 2018—For the seventh time, VUMC has been named a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index 2018.
Apr. 5, 2018—Charlotte Haffner, Vanderbilt’s first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat a plasma cell disorder called primary AL amyloidosis, now she dedicates her time to raising awareness about the rare disease.
Apr. 5, 2018—A national effort seeks to raise awareness about an uncommon cause of heart attacks in otherwise healthy, young and middle-aged women.