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Reporter Jan 25 2013

Society lauds VU’s clinical nutrition efforts

Jan. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University has received a 2012 Clinical Nutrition Team of Distinction award from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), an organization dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism.

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New unit nursing structure stresses leadership, support

Jan. 24, 2013—A new unit nursing leadership structure, rolling out first at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, gives bedside nurses more support from their leaders.

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MLK Day speaker explores health inequality issues

Jan. 24, 2013—The Martin Luther King Jr. Day address at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was part statement about progress toward health goals, and part sermon about the need to finish the march to the promised land of health equality.

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External defibrillator jumpstarts patient’s heart

Jan. 24, 2013—Typically, when a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest while asleep, the chance of survival is poor.

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VKC’s Science Day explores promise of research

Jan. 24, 2013—Recent advances in genetics and understanding how the brain works raise the possibility that intellectual developmental disabilities are treatable and some actually may be reversible.

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