Reporter June 11 2021
Jun. 14, 2021—Rick Wright, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named medical director for Patient Access Services (PAS).
Jun. 11, 2021—Following a national search, Eben Rosenthal, MD, the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director and Associate Director of Clinical Care with Stanford Cancer Center, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center Oct. 11 as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS).
Jun. 9, 2021—Smokers who believed they were at increased risk of getting COVID-19 during the pandemic, or having a more severe case, were more likely to quit while those whoperceived more stress increased smoking, according to new research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Jun. 9, 2021—VUMC’s oral and maxillofacial surgeons care for patients with facial trauma and perform orthognathic surgery, which corrects jaw irregularities and realigns the jaws and bite. These specialists also perform benign tumor and cyst resection and reconstructive surgery, so they are very familiar with measures to preserve and, in some cases, repair the trigeminal nerve.
Jun. 9, 2021—Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2021 ECOG-ACRIN Young Investigator Award, a major recognition of research excellence.
Jun. 9, 2021—The Anticoagulation Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) has been designated an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence by the Anticoagulation Forum, one of only three in Tennessee.
Jun. 9, 2021—ICU nurses at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) were recently surprised with a thoughtful gift –unique handmade quilts for every single nurse in the unit.
Jun. 9, 2021—Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of Radiology, was inducted into the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) College of Fellows during the 2021 AUR Meeting.
Jun. 9, 2021—National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 17-23, aims to spur conversations followed by actions to make advancements in care more equitable.
Jun. 9, 2021—Chetan Aher, MD, assistant professor of Surgery, and Wael Alrifai, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, are the inaugural winners of the Physician Builder Award, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Clinical Informatics Center (VCLIC). They received trophies made from Lego building blocks and gift certificates.
Jun. 8, 2021—A cell-penetrating peptide developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can prevent, in an animal model, the often-fatal septic shock that can result from bacterial and viral infections.
Vanderbilt Birth Center provides safe, personalized care experience combined with education and support
Jun. 7, 2021—At the Vanderbilt Birth Center, patients create entirely personalized birthing experiences alongside certified nurse midwives (CNMs) and OB-GYNs.