Reporter Feb 24 2023
Collaboration, creativity necessary for “Stronger Together” cost initiative: Leadership Assembly highlights
Feb. 23, 2023—February's Leadership Assembly explored the next stage of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s ongoing journey.
2022 another strong year for Vanderbilt Transplant Center
Feb. 23, 2023— by Matt Batcheldor The Vanderbilt Transplant Center has emerged over the past five years as an international leader in solid organ transplantation. In calendar year 2022 alone, 625 life-saving heart, liver, kidney, lung and pancreas transplants were performed. Among the fastest-growing programs has been Vanderbilt’s heart transplant program, which performed a combined total of...
Study sheds new light on hormone therapy as menopause treatment
Feb. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows that hormone replacement therapy can be safely administered depending on the method used and the patient’s age, time since menopause, and risk of cardiovascular disease.
NIH grant supports TB research network in Brazil
Feb. 23, 2023—The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for continued support of the Brazil Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis network, or RePORT-Brazil.
Review explores ICU-related cognitive impact scores
Feb. 23, 2023—A recent systematic review by Vanderbilt researchers has taken a close look at the cognitive instruments used in long-term outcome studies of survivors of adult critical illness and how those test scores are interpreted.
Trial seeks to expand therapies for biliary cancers
Feb. 23, 2023—A Vanderbilt clinical trial seeks to optimize the effect of immunotherapies for patients with biliary tract cancers who have already progressed on first-line therapy.
VHAN achieves largest shared savings distribution
Feb. 23, 2023—The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) distributed $17.7 million in shared savings and performance bonuses from commercial and Medicare contracts this year.
Poll finds rates of uninsured children back to pre-pandemic level
Feb. 23, 2023—The latest analysis of the annual Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents shows the rate of uninsured children in the state has returned to prepandemic levels.
Vanderbilt experts urge use of carbon monoxide alarms
Feb. 23, 2023—Injury and prevention advocates at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt strongly urge the use of carbon monoxide alarms in all buildings.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Nuclear Medicine director Brill
Feb. 23, 2023—Aaron Bertrand (Randy) Brill, MD, PhD, former director of Nuclear Medicine and Biophysics at VUMC, died Feb. 13. He was 94.
Vanderbilt University Hospital lobby opens after total renovation
Feb. 21, 2023—After a multiyear effort, renovation of the Vanderbilt University Hospital lobby is complete.
Thank a Resident Day is Feb. 24
Feb. 21, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s 1,198 resident physicians and fellows are an integral part to the health care team, providing patient care throughout their training while also serving as indispensable resources for medical students and other team members. Friday, Feb. 24, is Thank a Resident Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate these physicians in training. In...