Reporter Feb 16 2018
Bypass surgery program lauded
Feb. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee for Medical Excellence in Coronary Bypass Surgery by CareChex in its 2018 Quality Rating Analysis.
Noted neuroscientist Gouaux set for Discovery Lecture
Feb. 15, 2018—Eric Gouaux, PhD, whose work has helped reveal the molecular mechanisms by which nerve cells communicate, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture Thursday, Feb. 22.
Chren recognized by dermatology academy
Feb. 15, 2018—Mary-Margaret “Meg” Chren, MD, chair of the Department of Dermatology, is the recipient of the 2018 Clarence S. Livingood, MD, Memorial Award and Lectureship from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
Clinicians play key roles on national licensing boards
Feb. 15, 2018—Six Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinicians participated in activities in 2017 for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
Opioid use increases risk of serious infections
Feb. 12, 2018—Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids.
Project Register promotes online voter registration
Feb. 12, 2018—To help drive awareness and increase voter participation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has joined more than 70 other Middle Tennessee businesses, nonprofits and professional organizations in support of Project Register, an effort to raise awareness about the ease of online voter registration in Tennessee
Tennessee Poison Center celebrates 30th anniversary
Feb. 12, 2018—The Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, following a year in which it received more than 50,000 emergency calls from residents, healthcare professionals, emergency departments and intensive care units.