Reporter June 24 2016
Jun. 29, 2016—In the journal Medical Care, Michael Richards, M.D., Ph.D., MPH and colleagues report that more office-based physicians are affiliating with integrated health systems. Apparently through this affiliation, physicians become more likely to accept Medicaid patients. From 2009 to 2015, independent practices decreased from 73 percent to 60 percent of all office-based physician practices, and group...
Jun. 23, 2016—The implementation of state prescription drug monitoring programs was associated with the prevention of approximately one opioid-related overdose death every two hours on average nationwide, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study released this week in the journal "Health Affairs."
Jun. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently performed its first pediatric dual heart/kidney transplant on a 13-year-old girl from Chattanooga.
Jun. 23, 2016—Mitch Edgeworth, MBA, CEO of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics, brought his senior leadership team to three locations on June 17 for an annual update of initiatives and successes.
Jun. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University has been selected as one of seven Dedicated Centers in the nation for the next phase of the Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC), a national network of scientists on the leading edge of cancer drug discovery.
Jun. 23, 2016—When the Pharr family wears Vanderbilt regalia around their Mississippi town, people often say, “I thought you were Ole Miss people.”
Jun. 23, 2016—James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Epithelial Biology Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received a Research Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterology Association Institute Council for “outstanding research mentorship.”
Jun. 22, 2016—Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been selected to testify before members of Congress about the importance of cancer research, including early training programs for individuals interested in science.