Reporter Aug 10 2018
Study finds behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity
Aug. 9, 2018—Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention ever conducted. But, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early childhood obesity.
Results show on-site clinics lower school district care costs
Aug. 9, 2018—Onsite health clinics that provide primary care to teachers and their families can lower a school district’s health care costs, according to a new study that found these outcomes at Vanderbilt’s nurse-managed clinics at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS).
Study to explore how rising medication costs impact elderly
Aug. 9, 2018—As both drug prices and out-of-pocket expense for prescription medications continue to climb, a team of Health Policy experts at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) have received a grant to determine if these factors are causing older Americans enrolled in Medicare Part D for medication coverage to delay or never fill their prescriptions.
Kropski, Shoemaker honored by Doris Duke Foundation
Aug. 9, 2018—Two early-career physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are among 18 recipients of 2018 Clinical Scientist Development Awards announced July 31 by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Aug. 9, 2018—Music artist Riley Clemmons, right, visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Aug. 3 — which was also the day her self-titled debut album was released. She performed and visited with patients and families in Seacrest Studios.
VUSM’s Umutesi, Shemwell land Global Health Corps fellowships
Aug. 9, 2018—Two alumni of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) program have been awarded highly competitive fellowships with the Global Health Corps (GHC).
Three student-adviser pairs recognized by HHMI
Aug. 9, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to 45 doctoral student-adviser pairs from across the country. Three are from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Buerhaus to deliver Aug. 28 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture
Aug. 9, 2018—Peter Buerhaus, PhD, an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155.
Junior League generosity
Aug. 9, 2018—The Junior League of Nashville recently presented a gift of $200,000 to support the Child Life Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates
Aug. 9, 2018—The largest number of students — 370 — in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Sunday, Aug. 5, at Langford Auditorium.
Clinician Champion program aims to boost comfort with eStar
Aug. 9, 2018—Recently, more than 40 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) clinicians and support team members gathered for the official kick-off of the eStar Clinician Champion program.
Radiation Oncology Survivorship Program adds telemedicine care
Aug. 9, 2018—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is offering survivorship care in Clarksville, Tennessee, via telemedicine to patients after they complete curative treatment.