Reporter Aug 28 2015
Jones to step down as chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Aug. 27, 2015—Howard Jones III, M.D., Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and chair of the department, will be stepping down as chair on June 30, 2016. Jones will continue his clinical practice as well as serve as a consultant on outreach projects.
McNeilly, Stein show that support can last a lifetime
Aug. 27, 2015—John Stein and Bob McNeilly Jr. were students at Vanderbilt University decades apart. One studied biology, the other education. One was a Nashville native, the other from Florida.
Carr, Manning honored by radiology research academy
Aug. 27, 2015—Two leaders in imaging science at Vanderbilt University are among 37 recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR), academy officials announced last week.
Symposium sheds light on potential of telemedicine
Aug. 27, 2015—For patients suffering from a stroke, the key to a positive outcome often hinges on how quickly they can receive a brain-saving medical intervention.
Awards recognize dedication, commitment
Aug. 27, 2015—Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced Wednesday at the Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. These Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff and faculty awards are bestowed on a quarterly basis.
Arteaga lauded for cancer research contributions
Aug. 27, 2015—Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., the Donna S. Hall Professor of Breast Cancer and director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies and the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been recognized for his cancer research efforts by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF).
Songs from the Heart cancer event set for Sept. 26
Aug. 27, 2015—Cancer affects many families, and patients and their relatives often struggle with an effective way to describe their feelings about the illness and its aftermath.
Children’s After-Hours Clinic opens in Brentwood
Aug. 27, 2015—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has opened a fourth after-hours clinic in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Update from Kevin Johnson about Clinical Systems 2.0
Aug. 27, 2015—We’ve come a long way since McKesson’s announcement that it was withdrawing support for our Horizon software suite, leading us to launch our CS 2.0 initiative. I pledged to keep you updated as we evaluated our systems and plan for the future.
Patient engagement efforts crucial to future success
Aug. 27, 2015—Through increased support for population health initiatives, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is positioning for a health care economy that rewards long-term relationships with patients through better engagement and emphasizes improving health management for large groups.
New garden seeks to give children early start on health
Aug. 27, 2015—Skipping along crushed stone pathways flanked by lush green vegetation, students at John B. Whitsitt Elementary School were eager to show a bevy of guests their new classroom: an 11,000-square-foot garden.
Depression study seeks to predict treatment response
Aug. 27, 2015—Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error — much to the frustration of patients and the health care providers who treat them.