Reporter Feb 8 2019
PheWAS Core helps researchers make sense of electronic health record data
Feb. 7, 2019—Some biomedical researchers may be unsure about routine electronic health record (EHR) data and how useful it ultimately may prove for drawing meaningful, actionable associations that warrant changes to clinical practice and lead to improved clinical outcomes.
New option could increase minority kidney transplants
Feb. 7, 2019—People with blood type B who received a kidney transplant of blood type A2 kidneys had similar outcomes to those with blood type B who received blood type B kidneys.
Device helps heart patients ditch blood thinners
Feb. 7, 2019—For the first time in 27 years, Jerry Flowers is looking at life without using blood thinners, thanks to a small device that was implanted in his heart in a clinical trial at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI).
Symposium shines light on research by medical students
Feb. 7, 2019—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Medical Scholars Research Symposium was held Feb. 4 and highlighted the work of eight medical students who spent the 2017-2018 academic year immersed in research experiences under the guidance of faculty mentors.
New clinics expand Women’s Health services
Feb. 7, 2019—To meet the growing demand for specialized and comprehensive women’s care services, Vanderbilt’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) has opened three new clinics focusing on peripartum and perineal disorders, infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome.
March of Dimes chapter honors nine Vanderbilt nurses
Feb. 7, 2019—Nine nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards.
Ehrenfeld’s LGBTQ health research lauded by NIH
Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, recently received the inaugural Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Hispanic Radiothon to be Feb. 14-15
Feb. 7, 2019—The 2019 Regalando Amor Radiotón — Gifting Love Radiothon — benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, and Friday, Feb.15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
‘A Campaign Against Childhood Cancer’ launched
Feb. 7, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt publicly launched a $15 million childhood cancer campaign this week.
Team seeks to reduce access barriers for patients and clinicians
Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has stellar health care providers, but if patients can’t get appointments to see those providers in a timely manner, that doesn’t mean much. Fortunately, a Patient Access Services (PAS) team has been working behind the scenes throughout 2018 to knock down barriers to accessing care.
Master of Genetic Counseling degree program to begin in fall
Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine is in the process of selecting its first class of students seeking a Master of Genetic Counseling (MGC) degree, one of the fastest growing health professions in the country.
Counselors guide patients in interpreting genetic tests
Feb. 7, 2019—Certified genetic counselors (CGCs) are among the first faces that patients see once accepted into Vanderbilt’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) where hopefully they will gain a diagnosis.