Reporter Jan 5 2018
Young named chief medical officer of American Red Cross
Jan. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Pampee Young, MD, PhD, has been named chief medical officer of the American Red Cross.
Program ensures continuity of care for complex patients
Jan. 4, 2018—Lou Ann Owens had lost count of how many times her husband Paul had been hospitalized by mid-2017, so when a team from the Vanderbilt Familiar Faces (VFF) program visited his room in August with an idea that might reduce his hospital stays and better manage his health, the couple immediately agreed to participate.
Research sheds light on how microtubules are assembled
Jan. 4, 2018—Microtubules are the “railroad tracks” essential for moving intracellular “freight” around in the cell. They’re also part of the spindle that pulls the two centrosomes apart during cell division.
Rehm, Williams take new roles in Department of Pediatrics
Jan. 4, 2018—Two Department of Pediatrics faculty members have been named to new and expanded roles. Kris Rehm, MD, has been named vice chair of Outreach Activities. Succeeding Rehm in her role as Division Chief for Hospital Medicine is Derek Williams, MD, MPH.
Brown honored by internal medicine association
Jan. 4, 2018—The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine’s APM Council will award Vanderbilt’s Nancy Brown, MD, the 2018 Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award during the APM Winter Meeting, March 18-21 in San Antonio.
Phillippi’s study of team-based maternity care bolstered by grant
Jan. 4, 2018—Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, has received a K08 Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Phillippi, a Vanderbilt University School of Nursing assistant professor and certified nurse-midwife, will use the three-year, $399,374 mentored award to conduct a randomized trial of an interdisciplinary team-based maternity care model and examine the preferences of patients and providers.
Project seeks to help people interact with medical records
Jan. 4, 2018—Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana. A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is creating voice-controlled virtual assistant software to help people interact with electronic health records (EHR).
Multicenter trial to test new liver transport system
Jan. 4, 2018—The growing list of patients needing liver transplants continues to outpace the number of available donor organs, but a new preservation and transport device for donor livers could possibly make a big difference.
Asthma study may point to potential new therapeutic approach
Jan. 4, 2018—New findings from Vanderbilt suggest that blocking the migration of cells involved in asthma may represent a new approach for treating the respiratory condition.
Jan. 4, 2018—Players from the Nashville Predators hockey team recently brought some holiday cheer to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Players stopped by Seacrest Studios to play a game and then visited with patients throughout the hospital and clinics.
Vanderbilt’s New Year’s Baby born just after midnight
Jan. 2, 2018—As Nashville welcomed a new year, Graciela Guirola and Roland Rubio welcomed their new daughter, Iris McKenzie Rubio Guirola.
Rathmell elected to ASCO nominating committee
Dec. 19, 2017—W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius A. Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected to the nominating committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).