Reporter March 13 2015
Mar. 12, 2015—The question of what’s different about pragmatic research was aired in a well-attended panel discussion last week in Light Hall sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research and the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN).
Mar. 12, 2015—A committee of physician leaders has embarked on a multi-year effort to take a close look at all types of lab work ordered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and in the process do away with unnecessary or obsolete tests.
Mar. 12, 2015—Luke Gregory, chief executive officer of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’ Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been elected to serve as chair of the Children’s Hospital Alliance of Tennessee (CHAT) Board for 2015.
Mar. 12, 2015—Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in gene expression profiling at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 19.
Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, along with Nashville Public Television (NPT), the American Cancer Society and Gilda’s Club Nashville, will sponsor a special community event to preview an upcoming PBS television documentary on cancer.
Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s resuscitation program is taking advantage of software technology to help teach lifesaving skills to health care providers who work in critical care.
Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently debuted a new minimally invasive surgical treatment for epilepsy.
Mar. 12, 2015—For nearly a decade, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been at the forefront of stroke treatment using endovascular neuro-interventional techniques. Similar to procedures done for a heart attack, interventional stroke treatment employs suction and retrievers to remove blood clots.
Mar. 12, 2015—Melanoma patients whose tumors test positive for mutations in the NRAS gene were more likely to benefit from new immunotherapy drugs, according to a new study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators.