Reporter May 12 2023
100th patient receives ambulatory heart failure device
May. 11, 2023—New implantable device helps heart failure patients monitor crucial health indicators remotely, reducing the need for hospital visits.
Procedure uses patient’s own growth to treat scoliosis
May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt pediatric orthopaedic surgeons are the first in Tennessee to perform an innovative procedure to treat scoliosis that uses the patient’s own growth to correct the curve.
Bauml, Wright land eStar Physician Builder Awards
May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt radiologist and clinical informatics fellow Julie Bauml, MD, and internal medicine specialist Aileen Wright, MD, have received 2023 Physician Builder Awards.
Genomic analysis of SCLC tumors reveals subtypes, offers cues toward personalized treatments
May. 11, 2023—The largest genomic analysis ever conducted of small cell lung cancer tumors (SCLC) has identified genetic subtypes and provided insights into the mechanisms of this aggressive and deadly cancer.
VUMC’s Ferguson, Williams recognized by Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt's Brandon Williams, MD, and Sarah Ferguson, MPH, RDN, LDN, were recently recognized by the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND) for their achievements in the field.
Coronado receives ACTS early-career research award
May. 11, 2023—Rogelio Coronado, PT, MPT, PhD, recently received the 2023 ACTS Outstanding Trainee: Early (Faculty) Career Development Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.
Study shows palliative care provided at point of oncology surgery does not improve patient outcomes
May. 11, 2023—New Vanderbilt research provides evidence that the addition of palliative care services earlier in the disease process, specifically to patients having surgery for cancer, does not demonstrate benefits to the patients.
New ‘PoRT’ scale rebalances burden of initiating trust in science
May. 10, 2023—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led team has developed a scale to measure trustworthiness in biomedical research among minority populations.
VUMC meeting space available at 3401 West End Ave.
May. 10, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Strategy and Innovation Services is offering a collaborative meeting space at 3401 West End Ave. free to VUMC groups.
Dewey elected to American College of Physicians board
May. 10, 2023—Vanderbilt's Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP, has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians.
Study finds genetic screening of adults would be cost-effective
May. 9, 2023—A Vanderbilt analysis of population genetic testing concludes with a recommendation to U.S. health policymakers to adopt routine testing of adults ages 40 and under for three genetic conditions posing high risk of life-threatening illness.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute selects Vanderbilt’s Byndloss as early-career scholar
May. 9, 2023—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as one of its first Freeman Hrabowski Scholars.