Reporter Aug 5 2022
Clinic helps patients prepare to move beyond prostate cancer
Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt's REACH for Survivorship Clinic takes a holistic approach to help treat prostate cancer patients.
Study shows success at disproving allergies to sulfa antibiotics
Aug. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study shows that physicians can successfully identify and disprove low-risk sulfa antibiotic allergies using an oral antibiotic challenge in consenting patients prior to solid organ transplant.
Female bladder cancer patients to benefit from new care support coordinator
Aug. 4, 2022—A philanthropic gift of a patient care coordinator designated to assist female bladder cancer patients in education, clinical decision-making, surveillance, support and even screening, is the first of its kind at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Tri My Best Triathlon
Aug. 4, 2022—The Tri My Best Triathlon is an adaptive race sponsored by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt that pairs a child with a disability (ages 5-18) with a peer buddy to complete the race together as a team.
Nurse residency program gains second PTAP accreditation
Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program has been awarded its second Accreditation with Distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.
Study tracks limited use of influenza antiviral therapy
Aug. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that more than half of children diagnosed with influenza and deemed high risk for flu-related complications were given the recommended antiviral treatment.
VUMC nursing education leader Wilson retires after 45 years
Aug. 4, 2022—Chris Wilson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, senior director of Nursing Education and Professional Development, retired at the end of July after 45 years of service to Vanderbilt.
VUMC lauded for scleroderma treatment, research
Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently listed as a Designated Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center by the National Scleroderma Foundation.
Aug. 4, 2022—Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, director of National Drug Control Policy visited Vanderbilt last week to learn about the Medical Center’s efforts related to child-maternal addiction care, the Firefly program and Team Hope.
VUMC mourns loss of noted cardiologist Page
Aug. 3, 2022—Harry Lee Page Jr., MD, a pioneer of modern cardiology and a presence at Vanderbilt for decades, died Aug. 1 after a long illness.
Science career “pipeline” garners national attention
Aug. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Aspirnaut STEM pipeline for diversity and wellness recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a daylong scientific symposium, followed by a feature on the program broadcast Aug. 2 on NBC Nightly News.
Embryo screening for mental illness questioned
Aug. 3, 2022—Report finds polygenic embryo screening (PES) does not provide an accurate measure of the risk of developing psychiatric disorders later in life.