Reporter Nov 6 2015
Clair named Heart Institute Executive Medical Director
Nov. 5, 2015—After serving in an interim capacity, Walter Clair, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Medicine and medical director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, has been named executive medical director of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI).
VUMC mourns loss of Pediatric Neurosurgery pioneer Tulipan
Nov. 5, 2015—Noel Tulipan, M.D., renowned neurosurgeon and trailblazer in fetal surgery repair for spina bifida, died Monday after a long illness. He was 64.
New awards honor contributions to translational research at VUMC
Nov. 5, 2015—Two physician-scientist leaders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored last week with newly created awards for helping to build and nurture Vanderbilt’s vibrant culture of clinical and translational research.
Initiative speeds clinical trials contract negotiations
Nov. 5, 2015—An initiative promoted by the Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) offers an opportunity to reduce by more than half the time it takes to negotiate clinical trial contracts.
Miles and Music for Kids
Nov. 5, 2015—Country music singer Dierks Bentley held his 10th annual "Miles and Music for Kids" benefit for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Sunday at Ascend Amphitheater.
Rascal Flatts keep support rolling
Nov. 5, 2015—Country music group Rascal Flatts hosted a special performance for patients and their families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Oct. 26, and afterward visited patients in their rooms.
Research by VUMC nurses highlighted at annual event
Nov. 5, 2015—Nursing research was on full display on Oct. 28 in Light Hall during the Research Day Poster Presentations, organized by the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and Nursing Research Committee.
Near-death experiences focus of Octoberfest lecture
Nov. 5, 2015—Most of the people who work in critical care medicine have cared for patients who have had near-death experiences, but many patients are reluctant to discuss such experiences with caregivers, said Debbie James, MSN, R.N., a critical care nurse and senior nursing instructor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
“Movember” activities help raise prostate cancer funds, awareness
Nov. 5, 2015—Beginning this week, Vanderbilt men will have a good excuse to ignore their razors and let their facial hair grow. November has been dubbed “Movember,” a time when men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.
Update on CS 2.0 from Kevin Johnson
Nov. 5, 2015—In Town Halls, Conversation with Leaders, and Leadership Assemblies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees are hearing the theme of “Make Care Seamless.”
Sandy Hook victim’s father to speak on violence and the brain
Nov. 5, 2015—Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and founder of a foundation named for his daughter, Avielle, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, will lecture Nov. 16 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
YWCA, Academy for Women of Achievement honor VUMC’s Dewey
Nov. 5, 2015—Charlene Dewey, M.D., assistant dean for Educator Development and associate professor of Medical Education and Administration, has been selected as an honoree by the YWCA and its Academy for Women of Achievement (AWA).