Skip to main content

Reporter Nov 11 2016

Alzheimer’s study establishes way to measure resilience

Nov. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have established a new measure of resilience to cognitive impairment in people with asymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease.

Read more

Family’s PICU experience sparks commitment to giving

Nov. 10, 2016—Two years ago, Laura and Justin Burney faced the unthinkable: almost losing their infant daughter, Brooklyn.

Read more

Clinics look to Lean to improve patient care, boost efficiency

Nov. 10, 2016—When patient appointments at The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) weren’t beginning on time, everyone thought they knew the reason. Either patients weren’t getting checked in on time or physicians were delayed, or maybe both issues were contributing to the problem.

Read more

Grants enhance Tuberculosis Center’s global research efforts

Nov. 10, 2016—Since July, investigators in the Vanderbilt Tuberculosis Center have been awarded research grants totaling $5 million.

Read more

Diabetes Day

Nov. 10, 2016—Research achievement was recognized recently during last week’s Diabetes Day at the Student Life Center.

Read more

VUSM’s MPH Program celebrates 20th anniversary

Nov. 10, 2016—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Master of Public Health (MPH) Program marked its 20th anniversary during Reunion Weekend in October.

Read more

Ranking lauds VUMC’s Cardiac Surgery program

Nov. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee for Medical Excellence in Major Cardiac Surgery by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.

Read more

Cutting-edge research

Nov. 10, 2016—Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., second from right, talks with three Vanderbilt scientists prior to their presentations during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture on cutting-edge research. The speakers were, from left, Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Laura Dugan, M.D., and Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

Read more

Grubbs named to Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame

Nov. 10, 2016—Former Vanderbilt flight nurse Tom Grubbs, R.N., EMT, was inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 5 for his extraordinary career with Vanderbilt LifeFlight.

Read more

Annual lead shielding inspections offered

Nov. 10, 2016—The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences will provide courtesy annual lead shielding inspections designated Tuesdays and every Thursday from mid-January to late May 2017 from 3:30 to approximately 9 p.m.

Read more

Study tracks diabetes management via text messaging

Nov. 10, 2016—The REACH study is offering Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) primary care patients with type 2 diabetes an opportunity to more easily track medication adherence, monitor A1C results, and make healthy lifestyle choices via text messaging.

Read more

All for the children

Nov. 10, 2016—Rascal Flatts visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Monday. The country music artists and long-time supporters of Children’s Hospital played an acoustic set and held a meet-and-greet in Seacrest Studios and also made room visits to patients unable to attend the event.

Read more

Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Vanderbilt Medicine
VUMC Voice