Reporter Jan 15 2016
Walk-in clinic set to make debut in Belle Meade
Jan. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt Health is opening a new Walk-In Clinic in Nashville’s Belle Meade neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Major grants bolster VUMC diabetes research
Jan. 14, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received more than $11 million in new grant support aimed at slowing the growing burden of diabetes.
Knollmann to direct new arrhythmia research center
Jan. 14, 2016—Björn Knollmann, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the newly formed Vanderbilt Center for Arrhythmia Research and Therapeutics (VanCART).
Psychiatric Hospital CNO Cirpili takes role in Houston
Jan. 14, 2016—Avni Cirpili, DNP, R.N., is leaving after five years as Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) to become senior vice president and Chief Nursing Officer at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.
Program helps faculty researchers dealing with personal challenges
Jan. 14, 2016—Because researchers early in their careers have fewer resources at their disposal than their more established colleagues, their projects are all the more vulnerable to disruption when they are called away to attend to the health care needs of a child, spouse, partner or parent, or when they themselves become ill or face a complicated pregnancy.
Jan. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt Genetics Institute director Nancy Cox, Ph.D., left, poses with Nancy Brown, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine, before Cox’s recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Project seeks to enhance timeliness of documentation
Jan. 14, 2016—A few years ago, Kate Carlson, M.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and assistant medical director of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Primary Care Clinic, noticed a high incidence of delayed documentation among the group of residents assigned to the clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
‘Science diplomacy’ focus of Nobel laureate Agre’s Discovery Lecture
Jan. 14, 2016—Peter Agre, M.D., a Nobel laureate who advocates the use of medical science to advance international diplomacy, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in room 208 Light Hall.
Distinguished visitor from Indiana
Jan. 14, 2016—Jerome Adams, M.D., Indiana State Commissioner of Health, recently visited Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and spoke with residents about diversity and leadership development.
March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter honors VUMC nurses
Jan. 14, 2016—Five Vanderbilt nurses received top honors at the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards, held last month at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.
VICC helps expand cancer patient’s treatment options
Jan. 14, 2016—Edward (Ned) Wikle recently celebrated the Christmas holidays with his wife and three young children, a celebration the Jackson, Mississippi-based endodontist, U.S. Navy veteran and cancer patient wasn’t sure he would have.
New method aids heart disease studies, drug discovery efforts
Jan. 14, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt investigators developed a new method for rapidly generating heart muscle cells from stem cells.