Reporter July 13 2018
Jul. 12, 2018—The Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education, a group representing medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and other health professions, recently submitted its initial recommendations on addressing the opiate crisis to Gov. Bill Haslam.
Jul. 12, 2018—Nurse researchers have a powerful new outlet to share their work with the Vanderbilt community. It’s called The Empowered Nurse, a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed journal for and about nursing research. The Office of Nursing Research released the first issue in May in celebration of Nurses Week.
Jul. 12, 2018—Sometimes it makes sense to put the cart in front of the horse.
Jul. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt University has signed a licensing agreement with Nashville-based start-up Appello Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to advance novel compounds developed by researchers in the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Jul. 12, 2018—The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt will begin offering a third round of yoga classes for employees suffering from back pain or insomnia.
Jul. 12, 2018—A drug used to treat diabetes may point to new therapies for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis — inflammation and obstruction of the lungs’ small airways. A multi-disciplinary team of Vanderbilt investigators has demonstrated that liraglutide reduces the inflammatory response to RSV infection in a mouse model of the disease.
Jul. 12, 2018—In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a new Vanderbilt study found.
Jul. 12, 2018—Medical teams at the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC) are leading the way in utilization of hepatitis C-exposed donors for heart transplantation.
Jul. 12, 2018—Older adults who need advance care plans and health care/financial power of attorney documents can get them easily and free of charge thanks to a new interprofessional pilot project involving Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar now open for female graduate students in biomedical sciences
Jul. 3, 2018—Nominations for the Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar are now open. The deadline is Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at 5 p.m.