Reporter Jan 31 2014
Hartert to help lead Translational Science efforts
Jan. 30, 2014—Tina Hartert, M.D., MPH, professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been named assistant vice chancellor for Translational Science.
VICC debuts lung cancer screening program
Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched a new lung cancer screening program to provide low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk for the deadly disease. Current or former smokers ages 55 to 74 who have a history of 30 or more pack years of smoking are eligible for the scans.
Heart Institute program aims to reduce readmission rates
Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is one of 11 centers selected by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to implement a new program designed to reduce readmission rates for patients with myocardial infarction, heart failure and acute coronary syndrome.
Study examines routine screening for health literacy
Jan. 30, 2014—Research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shows that routine administration of the Brief Health Literacy Screen (BHLS) by nurses provides a valid measure for large-scale studies of the influence of health literacy on clinical outcomes.
Powers named to American Diabetes Association board
Jan. 30, 2014—Alvin Powers, M.D., professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been named to the American Diabetes Association Board of Directors.
Alliance’s patient engagement efforts lauded
Jan. 30, 2014—The Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core received national recognition for its development of community review boards to strengthen patient-centered research.
Orthoptist association honors Vanderbilt’s Biernacki
Jan. 30, 2014—The American Association of Certified Orthoptists (AACO) recently presented Ronald Biernacki, associate in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt, the Lancaster Award, the highest award an orthoptist can receive.
Stanford’s Altman set for Discovery Lecture
Jan. 30, 2014—Russ Altman, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of Bioengineering at Stanford University, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Nutrition academy honors VUMC’s Killebrew, Robinson
Jan. 30, 2014—The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is honoring Vanderbilt registered dietitians Dianne Killebrew, M.Ed., R.D., LDN, and Elizabeth Robinson, M.Ed., R.D., LDN, as Top Innovators in Dietetics Practice for their display entitled The GPS Strategy: A Tool Kit to Find Your Voice as a Leader.
Photo: Energy savers
Jan. 30, 2014—The Pharmacology laboratory on the 4th floor of PRB, under the direction of H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology, was the winner of the VUMC Go Green for the Holidays energy conservation contest.
Study tracks pet therapy’s impact on young patients
Jan. 30, 2014—A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy.
AIDS Clinical Trials Unit lands renewal of NIH funding
Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) has received a seven-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).