Reporter Feb 18 2022
Park named director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Feb. 17, 2022—Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, deputy director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named the center’s new director.
VUMC recognized for antimicrobial drug stewardship efforts
Feb. 17, 2022—by Paul Govern The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has designated Vanderbilt University Medical Center an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. Antimicrobial stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens can become resistant to...
Pandemic leads to broader use of monoclonal antibodies
Feb. 17, 2022—Antiviral drugs and coronavirus-fighting monoclonal antibodies, including those discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, remain crucially important in the continuing fight against COVID-19.
Virtual tours boost Otolaryngology resident recruiting
Feb. 17, 2022—When the pandemic began, Vanderbilt's Amy Whigham, MD, MS-HPEd, developed a plan to turn the Department of Otolaryngology's medical student education and residency recruitment efforts into a virtual experience.
Patient’s donation triggers chain of kidney transplants
Feb. 17, 2022—Mary Marlowe couldn’t have known it at the time, but her decision in January 2021 to give a kidney to a total stranger would set off a chain reaction that would result in four people getting kidneys in one week in September 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Learning about PAVE
Feb. 17, 2022—Brad Turner, Commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (back row, second from right), recently visited the Vanderbilt Eye Institute to learn about the PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) program.
Voting to open soon for annual Best Hospitals rankings
Feb. 17, 2022—The annual reputation survey for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings is expected to open this month exclusively online on Doximity.com.
Grant to support Haake’s research on kidney cancer
Feb. 17, 2022—Kure It Cancer Research has awarded a $200,000 grant to support kidney cancer research by Vanderbilt's Scott Haake, MD.
Health Policy lecture
Feb. 17, 2022—Seema Verma, MPH, former administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, was recently the guest of the Department of Health Policy for its Research into Policy and Practice Lecture Series.
Efficiency, people and empowerment – Leadership Assembly takeaways
Feb. 16, 2022—February's Leadership assembly focused on multitude of trends, from higher patient volumes to economic inflation and a competitive labor market, require agility and emphasis on strengthening Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s supportive, empowered culture as COVID-19 ebbs and flows.
Multicenter team seeks to create at-home artificial lung system
Feb. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a multi-institutional teem seeking to create an artificial lung system that patients with incurable lung disease can use at home.
Yale surgery chair to discuss cancer’s ‘on’ switch at next Discovery Lecture
Feb. 16, 2022—Renowned surgical oncologist and clinician scientist Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture.