Reporter Nov 22 2019
Children’s Hospital urges caution in toy selection this holiday season
Nov. 21, 2019—As shoppers search for sales this season, injury prevention advocates want to raise awareness about the need to check for safety standards for toys — especially those purchased online.
Study explores potential new class of antidepressants
Nov. 21, 2019—Researchers at VUMC have taken a major step that could ultimately facilitate development of a new class of antidepressants which may relieve symptoms more rapidly and effectively and with fewer side effects than current medications.
Couple’s bequest allows them to reciprocate the gift of life
Nov. 21, 2019—Larry and Sue Hill, of Norris, Tennessee, decided after Larry’s life-saving kidney transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2012 that they weren’t satisfied just saying thank you and moving on. They wanted to pay it forward.
Lecture explores Medicare for All’s potential impacts
Nov. 21, 2019—The concept of a single-payer, government-run health care program — Medicare for All — has sparked national debate, and that proposal was the focus of a spirited discussion on Nov. 19 at the Research into Policy and Practice Lecture sponsored by the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Nashville Christmas Parade ready to get rolling Dec. 7
Nov. 21, 2019—Leaders with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, joined by local officials and community supporters, gathered Nov. 18 to announce the talent roster for the annual Nashville Christmas Parade, set for Saturday, Dec. 7.
Study finds cardiac rehab underused among Medicare patients
Nov. 21, 2019—Cardiac valve surgery patients who participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program have a 34% lower risk of hospitalizations and a 4.2% lower risk of mortality than patients who do not enroll in cardiac rehab in the year after surgery.
Longtime Wilkerson Center benefactor Yount dies at 88
Nov. 21, 2019—Jane Wilkerson Yount, a longtime supporter of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and a former member of its board of directors, died Nov. 18. She was 88.
Sternberg honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology
Nov. 21, 2019—Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, recently received the American Academy of Ophthalmology EnergEYES Award, given by the academy’s young ophthalmologists.
Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance celebrates 20 years of collaboration
Nov. 20, 2019—In 1999 Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the establishment of a formal alliance to enhance the educational, scientific and clinical programs at and between both institutions.
Grant spurs effort to map biology of Crohn’s disease
Nov. 20, 2019—VUMC has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant to map — in unprecedented detail — the biology of Crohn’s disease.
Stead receives Duke Medical Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award
Nov. 20, 2019—William Stead, MD, VUMC’s Chief Strategy Officer, is a 2019 recipient of Duke Medical Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award. Considered a pioneer in the application of communication and information technology to improve the practice of medicine.
Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men
Nov. 20, 2019—A study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence. However, a new study finds this conclusion may not directly apply to male patients with the same type of breast cancer