Reporter March 21 2014
Diabetes study offers medication adherence options
Mar. 20, 2014—Knowing when to take a medication — and what to do if a dose is missed — could greatly improve adherence to diabetes medications and glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the journal Diabetes Care.
Physician Council helps bolster clinical enterprise
Mar. 20, 2014—The Physician Council for Clinical Service Excellence helps ensure that clinical faculty have a clear voice in shaping major initiatives affecting patients, clinicians and clinical staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
New center to focus on ‘implementation science’ initiatives
Mar. 20, 2014—Implementation science is a new and growing field concerned with the transfer of research findings and medical evidence into routine health care.
New system helps speed transfer of research materials
Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched an automated system for processing and managing Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), which govern the transfer of biological materials, chemicals, human tissue samples and other materials between institutions to facilitate academic research.
‘Doctor shopping’ common among trauma patients
Mar. 20, 2014—“Doctor shopping,” or going to multiple doctors for narcotic prescriptions, is prevalent among more than 20 percent of orthopaedic trauma patients, according to a Vanderbilt study released at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting in New Orleans.
Photo: Pharmacology Forum
Mar. 20, 2014—The 2014 Pharmacology Teaching Award was presented Tuesday during the 23rd annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum in Light Hall.
T.J. Martell Foundation lauds Hiebert’s research
Mar. 20, 2014—Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was celebrated for his contributions to cancer research during the 6th Annual Nashville Honors Gala benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Study team able to disrupt ‘building blocks’ of behavior
Mar. 20, 2014—Researchers at Vanderbilt have been able to alter mouse behavior by silencing gene expression in interneurons, distinct populations of nerve cells that are the main regulators of brain circuits.
Pandharipande named chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care
Mar. 20, 2014—Pratik Pandharipande, M.D., MSCI, professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, has been named chief of the Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, succeeding C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., who was named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital earlier this month.
Photo: Discovery Lecture
Mar. 20, 2014—Cochlear implant pioneer Blake Wilson, D.Sc., of Duke University, speaks about speech-processing technology at his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Infection research symposium set for April 11
Mar. 20, 2014—The latest research on pneumonic plague, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other life-threatening infections will be discussed during a Symposium on Infection and Immunity April 11 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
Student appointed to AMA education committee
Mar. 20, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jake DeVolder has been appointed the American Medical Association (AMA) student member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).