Reporter Feb 10 2023
American Society for Clinical Investigation honors 10 Vanderbilt physicians
Feb. 9, 2023—by Bill Snyder Four Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been elected this year to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the organization has announced. Four others from VUMC have received ASCI Council Young Physician Scientist Awards this year, and two have received ASCI Emerging Generation Awards. Founded in 1908, the...
Operating rooms at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt set for major renovation
Feb. 9, 2023—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is set to begin the first major renovation of its operating rooms since the hospital opened 19 years ago.
Patient designs shoes for Coaches vs. Cancer game
Feb. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt patient Jayden Bailey designed a special pair of Nike Air Max shoes for Jerry Stackhouse, coach of the Vanderbilt University men’s basketball team, to wear during the Jan. 24 Coaches vs. Cancer “Suits and Sneakers” basketball game.
Team’s imaging strategy enhances lipedema treatment
Feb. 9, 2023—A collaborative team at Vanderbilt is transforming the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema, a debilitating, abnormal deposition of fatty tissue that afflicts an estimated 17 million women in the United States.
Aspirin’s effectiveness at preventing blood clots studied
Feb. 9, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that aspirin is as effective as low molecular weight heparin at preventing hospital-acquired deep venous thromboembolism, or blood clots in the veins, for orthopaedic trauma patients.
Mark Cuban pharmacy could save billions on prostate cancer, bladder drugs
Feb. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt research found that a new drug company founded by entrepreneur Mark Cuban could save patients $1.29 billion a year based on 2020 Medicare Part D expenditures on just the nine most popular urological drugs.
Weaver, Williams take Radiology leadership roles
Feb. 9, 2023—Jennifer Weaver, MD, became the section chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Vanderbilt in October 2022, and Jennifer Williams, MD, took on the role of section chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging, Feb. 1.
Vanderbilt-Ingram joins CancerLinQ quality initiative
Feb. 9, 2023—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is now participating in CancerLinQ, a technology initiative focused on improving patient care that tracks quality metrics in real time.
New Chief Medical Officers announced
Feb. 8, 2023—Rick W. Wright, MD, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Patty Wright, MD, will be transitioning from her role as Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory, Davidson County to the role of Chief Medical Officer for Adult Ambulatory Clinics.
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute acquires Clarksville’s VeinCare Centers of Tennessee
Feb. 8, 2023—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute has acquired VeinCare Centers of Tennessee, a Clarksville, Tennessee-based clinic offering minimally invasive vein treatments using cutting-edge technology.
Vanderbilt poll finds Tennessee parents trust their children’s health care providers the most for information about vaccines
Feb. 8, 2023—A recent Vanderbilt poll found parents across the state reporting their children’s health care providers as the most trusted source for information about vaccines.
Study finds underperforming organ procurement organizations contribute to nationwide shortage
Feb. 8, 2023—The number of potential organ donors in the United States could solve the shortage for most organs, but many organs are not recovered due to performance variations in the opaque organ procurement organization process, according to a just-published study with first and corresponding authors from Vanderbilt.