Reporter Feb 19 2021
Calcification after severe injury
Feb. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have linked bone-related complications of severely injured patients — findings that could help minimize these complications.
MRI view of brain tumor prognosis
Feb. 22, 2021—In patients with glioblastoma brain tumors, features detected on MRIs at diagnosis were associated with survival, Vanderbilt Medical Center investigators found.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of Tom Christenbery, beloved professor and champion of compassion in nursing
Feb. 19, 2021—Thomas L. Christenbery, PhD, CNE, professor of nursing and director of program evaluation at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died unexpectedly in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was 66.
Take care of you: 5 Takeaways from Leadership Assembly
Feb. 18, 2021—In the 351 days since the COVID-19 Command Center opened to steer Vanderbilt University Medical Center through the pandemic, the workforce stepped up and contributed, keeping the health system on track to deliver care even as the landscape quaked with new challenges.
Schoeny named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief Human Resources Officer
Feb. 18, 2021—Amy Schoeny, PhD, System Vice President, Total Rewards and Human Resources Administration with Advocate Aurora Health, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief Human Resources Officer. She will join the organization April 26.
Genetic clues in eye birth defect
Feb. 18, 2021—Sabine Fuhrmann and colleagues have discovered a novel underlying cause of coloboma — a birth defect that causes missing tissue in the eye and accounts for up to 10% of childhood blindness.
Gene variant and glucose metabolism
Feb. 18, 2021—Genetic variation that impacts glucose- and insulin-related signaling affects responses to type 2 diabetes treatments and warrants further study.
Research Staff Awards honor those who help drive engines of discovery
Feb. 18, 2021—Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored last week for research excellence during the 17th annual Research Staff Awards, held virtually this year because of the pandemic.
Patient’s healing extends far beyond her shoulder injury rehab
Feb. 18, 2021—Eric Bowman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon practicing at Vanderbilt Orthopae-dics Franklin, first met 52-year-old Michelle O’Donnell when she had a lingering shoulder injury. As he began his examination, he realized the Vanderbilt Health community needed to step up for her in a big way.
Seegmiller named to new pathology, laboratory medicine leadership posts
Feb. 18, 2021—Adam Seegmiller, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural vice chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology as well as executive medical director of the newly formed Pathology and Laboratory Medicine — Clinical Service Center.
Psychiatry lecture focuses on mental health disparities
Feb. 18, 2021—On Friday, Feb. 5, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosted the third annual Harold Jordan Diversity and Inclusion Lecture featuring guest speaker Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, professor of Cultural Psychiatry and Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis.
Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital performs its first osteochondral allograft
Feb. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital has performed its first osteochondral allograft, a grafting method used to treat cartilage injuries that expose underlying bone. The procedure, which requires advanced training in sports medicine, was performed by Collin Bills, MD, on Jan. 26.