Reporter Nov 20 2020
Collaborative Vanderbilt Lung Institute launches
Nov. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching the Vanderbilt Lung Institute (VLI), a unique collaboration between Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Thoracic Surgery, designed to provide coordinated care for patients with all types of respiratory diseases. The Vanderbilt Lung Institute One Hundred Oaks Clinic opened in November, a 10,725-square-foot space including 16 exam rooms and five patient...
Nashville lights up the night to support Children’s Hospital
Nov. 18, 2020—Nashville, surrounding communities and businesses once again said “good night” and lit up the night skies Nov. 17 in support of patients, families and health care workers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and across Tennessee. Just as the pandemic has altered many aspects of life, the second annual Night Lights for Monroe...
Why does COVID-19 seem to spare children? Vanderbilt University Medical Center study offers an answer
Nov. 18, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children.
Peterson tapped to direct VUMC’s Center for Precision Medicine
Nov. 18, 2020—Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, has been named director of the Center for Precision Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective since Oct. 1. The center is VUMC’s hub for interdisciplinary research in precision medicine. Housed within the Department of Biomedical Informatics, it was founded in 2015 by Joshua Denny,...
Virtual annual Nashville Christmas Parade set for Dec. 5
Nov. 18, 2020—Officials from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently announced the entertainment lineup for the 93rd annual Nashville Christmas Parade to be aired virtually on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. on WKRN-TV. This year, the one-hour virtual program will feature entertainment from CeCe Winans, Danielle Bradbery, for King & Country, Jimmie Allen, Louis...
V Scholar Award to support Byndloss’ cancer research
Nov. 18, 2020—Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received a V Scholar Award to support her studies of the links between obesity, the gut microbiome and colorectal cancer.
Mencio named president-elect of orthopaedic surgery board
Nov. 18, 2020—Gregory Mencio, MD, Neil E. Green, MD Professor of Orthopaedics and chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been elected president-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The one-year term will prepare him for his role as president of the board in October 2021. “It’s a great honor to be...
New drug for metastatic colorectal cancer enters phase 3 trial
Nov. 18, 2020—A new therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer that has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being tested in a phase 3 clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
VUSN recognized for recruiting, retaining men in nursing
Nov. 18, 2020—The American Association of Men in Nursing has again named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. This is the third consecutive year that the school was recognized by the association.
Statins to be studied for prevention of dementia, disability and heart disease
Nov. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers are enrolling adults aged 75 and over to study whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, can help maintain health by preventing dementia, disability, and heart disease.
Kohl’s grant supports child passenger safety initiative at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nov. 16, 2020—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will allocate funding from a $120,000 grant from Kohl’s to support the child passenger safety initiative — Kohl’s Stay Seat Smart Program.
Pawlikowski named interim president of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Nov. 12, 2020—Mary Pawlikowski, MA, MEd, Chief Operating Officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been named interim president of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH), succeeding Jameson Norton, MBA, in the role he has held since 2016.