Reporter Oct 11 2019
MEGAMicrobe event for children set for Saturday, Oct.19
Oct. 11, 2019—Explore the “great big world of tiny creatures” — microbes — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Granbery Elementary School gymnasium at 5501 Hill Road in Brentwood.
Study examines pain processing in co-occurring cancer, Alzheimer’s disease
Oct. 10, 2019—A new multisite study will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.
Project seeks to enhance opioid care for infants
Oct. 10, 2019—The number of opioid-exposed infants who were connected, along with their families, to outside resources upon discharge from the hospital surged in a recent six-month pilot.
VIGH study seeks to expand epilepsy care efforts in Africa
Oct. 10, 2019—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), will conduct a clinical trial in three cities in northern Nigeria to determine the efficacy of shifting childhood epilepsy care to epilepsy-trained community health extension workers.
Adams named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year
Oct. 10, 2019—Susie Adams, PhD, has been named 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Nobel laureate Südhof reviews his landmark signaling research
Oct. 10, 2019—The human brain consists of perhaps as many as 1,000 trillion synapses, which transmit signals from one nerve cell to another with amazing speed, precision and plasticity.
NIH bioethics expert Grady set for next Discovery Lecture
Oct. 10, 2019—Nurse-bioethicist Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Oct. 10, 2019—A recent portrait unveiling ceremony honored Herbert Schwartz, MD, former chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Walters joins board of global health student association
Oct. 10, 2019—Sarah Sexton Walters, NP, has been appointed to the board of directors for HOSA, an international student organization dedicated to empowering future health professionals to become leaders in the global health community.
Vanderbilt health policy expert explains TennCare block grant proposal
Oct. 9, 2019—Tennessee has made an “opening bid” in its negotiations with the federal government about a block grant that could significantly change how TennCare functions for more than 1 million children and low-income individuals, and making sense of the complex proposal can be tricky.
Search committee for Department of Medicine chair appointed
Oct. 9, 2019— by John Howser Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of the School of Medicine, has appointed a 20-member committee to conduct a national search for the new chair of the Department of Medicine. The committee will be chaired by Dane Chetkovich, MD, PhD, professor and chair...
Vaccine study seeks to halt flu’s most severe side effects
Oct. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is leading a multicenter national study to evaluate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for preventing the flu’s most serious side effects — admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), organ failure and death.