Reporter May 23 2014
May. 22, 2014—Over the past eight years as Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s associate dean for Admissions, John Zic, M.D., estimates he’s made about 2,000 phone calls to let prospective medical students know they’ve been admitted. Personally delivering the good news has been one of his favorite aspects of the time-consuming job.
May. 22, 2014—Using enhanced gene mutation testing to provide precision therapy for cancer patients was one of the themes at the annual Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) scientific retreat, held May 15 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
May. 22, 2014—Women with blood in their urine (hematuria) were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new VUMC study.
May. 22, 2014—VUMC’s Deborah Wage, CNM, FNP, and Jim Merwin, director of Program Innovation with UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization, center, talk with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean before this week’s panel discussion about “Expect with Me,” a new model of group prenatal care being studied by Vanderbilt, Yale University and United Health Foundation.
May. 22, 2014—From left, Susan Wente, Ph.D., and Gordon Bernard, M.D., greet Marie Griffin, M.D., MPH, John Graves, Ph.D., and Wei Zheng, Ph.D., MPH, prior to their presentations May 15 at the first of two “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions, held as part of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series.
May. 22, 2014—Beverly Byram, MSN, FNP, program director of the Part D Ryan White program at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC), has received the 2014 Salute to Nurses Community Outreach Award from the Tennessee Nurses Association and the Tennessean.
May. 22, 2014—Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been accepted as a Fellow in the 2014-2015 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.
May. 22, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will begin using a new state-of-the-art automated robotic system in June to prepare intravenous and single-use syringe medications for inpatients, making it the first children’s hospital in Tennessee to implement the technology.