Reporter Jan 20 2023
How arterial “stiffness” may impair cognition
Jan. 24, 2023—New findings from Vanderbilt neurologists suggest that cardiovascular disease may increase the spaces surrounding blood vessels in the brain and lead to cognitive decline.
Machine learning predicts delirium
Jan. 23, 2023—Using machine learning based on electronic health records of ICU patients predicted new-onset delirium with 82% sensitivity, Vanderbilt researchers found.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of ASAP co-founder Murray
Jan. 20, 2023—John Joseph Murray V, MD, PhD, a co-founder of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (ASAP), died on Jan. 6 at Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Pediatric surgeon’s medical career began with a lucky catch
Jan. 19, 2023—While he was in medical school, pediatric surgeon Joseph Fusco, MD, learned in an unusual way that he had thyroid cancer.
McCullough named chief nursing officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Jan. 19, 2023—Gretchen K.D. McCullough, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named chief nursing officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
LifeFlight personnel train on advanced cardiac devices
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt LifeFlight personnel recently received training on using advanced cardiac devices in transport settings, devices that were historically found only at hospitals like VUMC.
Rush elected to Children’s Hospital Association board
Jan. 19, 2023—Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, President of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to the Children’s Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
Estrada to lead VUSM health equity education
Jan. 19, 2023—Lourdes Estrada, PhD, has been named assistant dean for Health Equity Education, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Sparks appointed to AAACN Workplace Safety Task Force
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt's Beth Sparks, MSN, RN, CNML, has been appointed co-chair of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing's Workplace Safety Task Force.
Is drinking tea good for your gut?
Jan. 19, 2023—Microbiome profiling of older Chinese adults showed that tea drinking changed the diversity and abundance of some bacteria in men but not women — effects that may contribute to a reduced risk of hypertension.
Surgeons target pancreatic cancer with electrons using new technology
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt surgeons recently treated a pancreatic cancer patient using IntraOp Mobetron IORT with electrons — the first surgery performed in Tennessee with this new technology utilizing intraoperative radiotherapy in the operating room.
Emerging Infections Program lands national award for COVID response
Jan. 19, 2023—Vanderbilt's Emerging Infections Program (EIP) recently received the Toby Merlin Award for Excellence in Emergency Response, presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.