Reporter Jan 16 2015
VUSM among top 10 in NIH grant support
Jan. 15, 2015—According to annual figures available through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) continues to be ranked among the top 10 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the nation’s medical research agency.
VUMC investigators honored by ASPET
Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt's Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., and L. Jackson Roberts II, M.D., have been lauded by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
Awards recognize crucial efforts of research staff
Jan. 15, 2015—John Allison, Ph.D., Linda Horton and Elizabeth Roof are the recipients of the 2014 Research Staff Awards at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Jones to lead VUSN clinical, community partnership efforts
Jan. 15, 2015—Pam Jones, DNP, MSN, R.N., has transitioned from chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital to her new role as senior associate dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).
Photo: Magnet journey
Jan. 15, 2015—On Jan. 9, the Magnet Education Committee officially launched its efforts to help the Medical Center once again obtain Magnet recognition, the highest honor for nursing.
Yale’s Forman to deliver Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture
Jan. 15, 2015—James Forman Jr., a clinical professor of Law and supervising attorney at Yale Law School, is scheduled to deliver the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 19.
Frisse set for next Discovery Lecture
Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s Mark E. Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, a leader in the application of informatics to improve health care delivery, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 22.
VU health professionals course headed for Australia
Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) has announced a partnership with the Cognitive Institute, an international health care education provider based in Australia.
Photo: VUSN pinning
Jan. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., left, poses with Alexa Clay, a nurse-midwifery student, at VUSN’s recent Pinning Ceremony.
‘Growing rods’ help ease surgical burden of scoliosis treatment
Jan. 15, 2015—Physicians with Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics have started to employ a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis in young children, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia in these patients.
Cancer organizations call for regulation of e-cigarettes
Jan. 15, 2015—Two leading cancer organizations are calling for regulation of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
Discovery Lecturer outlines new genome editing technique
Jan. 15, 2015—A mere 30 months since it was first described in the online edition of Science magazine, a new genome editing technique has, by many accounts, revolutionized the study of genes and disease.