Reporter April 7 2023
COVID on Twitter: town vs. country
Apr. 11, 2023—A natural language processing analysis of 407 million tweets from May 2020 to January 2022 captures the rural-urban divide regarding COVID-19.
The problem with the problem list
Apr. 10, 2023—Algorithms to infer missing problems and suggest that they be added to electronic health records improved problem list completeness, with benefits for clinical care, patient comprehension of health conditions and population health.
Research Staff Awards honor contributions to discovery
Apr. 6, 2023—by Bill Snyder Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored on March 31 for research excellence during the 19th annual Research Staff Awards Ceremony at the Aertson Hotel in Nashville. Presenting the awards were Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, VUMC Chief Scientific & Strategy Officer, John Kuriyan, PhD, dean of Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt...
Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony set for April 14
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt's Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony, part of a national effort to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donors is scheduled for noon on Friday, April 14 by the flagpole on the VUMC Plaza.
Program studies impact of shared medical visits on loneliness and other issues
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt is is studying how the use of shared medical appointments — when patients with common needs meet together with several health care providers — might impact loneliness, as well as other factors such as depression, substance abuse and utilization of emergency care.
COVID-19’s lingering impact on health
Apr. 6, 2023—A decline in cardiovascular fitness — measured by activity trackers in the All of Us research program — persisted among some groups even after COVID-related restrictions were relaxed, exacerbating health disparities.
System repairs donor lungs for transplantation
Apr. 6, 2023—A Vanderbilt team has discovered that donor lungs rejected for transplant can be repaired using cross-circulation with a xenogeneic host.
National Cancer Institute honors Berlin’s contributions, leadership
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt's Jordan Berlin, MD, is a 2022 recipient of the National Cancer Institute Director’s Award.
Nurses collaborate to create Diabetes Education Toolkit
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt recently collaborated with Charis Health Center in Wilson County to create a Diabetes Education Toolkit to better serve Charis' patient population.
A ‘supermere’ method for biomarker discovery
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a method for isolating extracellular vesicles and nanoparticles — a complex transport system involved in health and disease — which will improve biomarker discovery and the identification of therapeutic targets.
Monaci named Executive Vice President for Adult Ambulatory Operations
Apr. 6, 2023—by John Howser Wendy Monaci, MBA, Vice President of Regional Ambulatory Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named VUMC’s Executive Vice President for Adult Ambulatory Operations, effective May 1. The Adult Ambulatory Division, which represents the majority of VUMC patient visits, is essential to VUMC’s mission and overall growth strategy. Monaci will be responsible...
VUMC creates new information hub for clinical providers
Apr. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched a new gateway to a curated collection of clinical evidence, drug information and patient education resources.