Reporter Jan 17 2020
Vaccine Program receives NIH renewal of VTEU
Jan. 23, 2020—The Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program (VVRP) has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue its work as one of the nation’s nine Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs).
Notice inviting third party comments for the accreditation of VUSN Midwifery Program
Jan. 16, 2020—The nurse-midwifery education program at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is scheduled to be reviewed by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Board of Review (BOR) for continuing accreditation March 31-April 2.
VUMC tops in nation for number of heart transplants performed last year
Jan. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center tied for first place as the busiest heart transplant program by volume in the United States in 2019.
Global effort tracks causes, treatment of acute heart failure
Jan. 16, 2020—Patients in North America wait a median of three hours to receive intravenous therapy for acute heart failure, while no other region in the world waited for more than 1.2 hours, according to a global study whose lead author and co-primary investigator is Sean Collins, MD, MSc, professor of Emergency Medicine.
Pediatric heart, liver transplant programs reach new milestones
Jan. 16, 2020—Two transplant programs at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reached milestones in 2019 for performing record numbers of heart and liver transplantations in a calendar year.
Wilkins named CTSA co-principal investigator
Jan. 16, 2020—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has joined Gordon Bernard, MD, as co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award.
VUMC study sheds light on gastric cancer development
Jan. 16, 2020—VUMC researchers have created the world’s first laboratory model of precancerous changes in the lining of the stomach, a scientific tour de force that is helping to unlock the mysteries of gastric cancer development.
Journey Home Project supports first CAR-T infusion at VA hospital
Jan. 16, 2020—The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System performed its first CAR-T infusion recently at the Veterans Administration hospital in Nashville.
ACMG issues statement on breast cancer genetic testing
Jan. 16, 2020—According to a statement on behalf of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, there is insufficient evidence to recommend universal genetic testing for BRCA1/2 alone or in combination with multi-gene panels for all breast cancer patients.
Pediatric diabetes, palliative care focus of new Friends of Children’s Hospital gift
Jan. 16, 2020—Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a volunteer organization, recently committed $1 million over the next three years to be split between two crucial pediatric programs: diabetes and palliative care.
VUMC study to use artificial intelligence to explore suicide risk
Jan. 15, 2020—Investigators will use computational methods to shed light on suicidal ideation and its relationship to attempted suicide, predict suicidal ideation and suicide attempt using routine electronic health records (EHRs) and explore the genetic underpinnings of both.
Study sheds light on link between cannabis, anxiety and stress
Jan. 15, 2020—A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions.