Reporter Jan 30 2015
Event honors new holders of endowed chairs at VU
Jan. 29, 2015—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 28 at the Student Life Center.
Core facilities key driver of VUMC research gains
Jan. 29, 2015—During the past five years, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has become a leader in “personalized medicine,” the use of genomic information to individualize patient care.
Address highlights performance of VU adult enterprise
Jan. 29, 2015—After weathering a challenging year of immense changes in the health care industry, Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt’s adult clinics have emerged stronger and better poised for long-term growth.
Patient experience key to improving outcomes: speaker
Jan. 29, 2015—Patients who feel included in their care have better outcomes, Christina Dempsey, MSN, MBA, chief nursing officer at Press Ganey, told a large audience at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing during her recent talk sponsored by the Patricia Townsend Meador Endowed lecture series.
Consent process for BioVU participation updated
Jan. 29, 2015—As of last week, Vanderbilt has updated the process used to facilitate patient participation in BioVU, the Medical Center’s DNA repository.
Partnership aims to boost Crohn’s disease research participation
Jan. 29, 2015—ResearchMatch, the nationwide online medical research volunteer recruitment and engagement service hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has announced a partnership with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to curing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Photo: Delivering health
Jan. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, Accenture Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, delivered last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.
Moore to direct VUSN’s women’s health specialty program
Jan. 29, 2015—Ginny Moore, DNP, APRN, has been named director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She has served as interim director of the program since August 2014.
New therapy options enhance prostate cancer treatment
Jan. 29, 2015— Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) patient William Ostman smiled while gazing into a camera lens and declared, “I am a prostate cancer survivor.”
Kapu, Wilson take on new nursing leadership roles
Jan. 29, 2015—Two longtime Vanderbilt nurses are starting the year in new leadership positions with greater responsibilities for nursing education and advanced practice, respectively.
VUSN study tracking yoga therapy for cancer patients
Jan. 29, 2015—Cancer is bad enough. But cancer patients who receive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy may suffer from side effects that run from irritating to crippling — problems that are postural, musculoskeletal and respiratory, along with lowered self-esteem.
Grant bolsters pancreatic cancer drug discovery efforts
Jan. 29, 2015—The Lustgarten Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million Research Investigator Grant to Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry, for research designed to discover new drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.