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Reporter Feb 21 2014

Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Feb. 20, 2014—A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

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Parmley named VUH chief of staff

Feb. 20, 2014—C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital. He assumed the position Feb. 17.

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Photo: Celebrating 10 years

Feb. 20, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt commemorated its 10th anniversary with an employee celebration Wednesday.

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Medical Center’s active shooter policy updated

Feb. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has revised the existing Code Silver/Active Shooter policy and will require faculty, staff and house staff to complete an Active Shooter Training Module on VandySafe as part of the annual performance evaluation. Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing and School of Medicine students are also required to complete the Medical Center training module.

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Musee named to ACGME review committee

Feb. 20, 2014—Joel Musee, M.D., Ph.D., a second-year resident in Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology, has been selected from a national pool of applicants to serve on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Anesthesiology.

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Event set to reveal wonders, mysteries of the brain

Feb. 20, 2014—“Brain Blast,” a half day of free, hands-on activities for children and adults, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane.

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Noted clinical pharmacologist Kim to speak

Feb. 20, 2014—Richard Kim, M.D., former professor of Medicine and clinical pharmacologist at Vanderbilt, will deliver this year’s Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in 208 Light Hall.

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Aliyu to receive preventive medicine ‘Rising Star’ award

Feb. 20, 2014—Muktar Aliyu, M.D., associate professor of Health Policy and Medicine, is receiving the William Kane Rising Star Award from the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) at its annual banquet on Saturday in New Orleans.

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Thoracic society honors Newman

Feb. 20, 2014—The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is presenting John Newman, M.D., professor of Medicine, with its Outstanding Educator Award during the ATS 2014 International Conference in San Diego, May 16-21.

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Studies shed new light on breast cancer development

Feb. 20, 2014—Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, has spent her life trying to understand what makes things grow, from seedlings in soil to tumor cells in the body.

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Meeting explores CERC’s Give-Get Grid

Feb. 20, 2014—At a recent Community Research Partners meeting hosted by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core (CERC), Bruce Behringer MPH, deputy commissioner for Continuous Improvement and Training for the Tennessee Department of Health, spoke on the value of the ‘Give-Get Grid.’

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Red meat allergies likely result of lone star tick

Feb. 20, 2014—Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia Seeing Numerous Cases Lone star tick bites are likely the cause of thousands of cases of severe red meat allergies that are plaguing patients in Southeastern states including Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and spreading up the Eastern Seaboard along with the deer population. Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program...

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