Reporter Oct 14 2022
Addition to pancreatic image bank expected to help advance diabetes research worldwide
Oct. 14, 2022—An image bank of samples of the pancreas from children who developed diabetes shortly before death has gone live at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the aim to advance global medical research in the diabetes field.
Palliative Care Unit celebrates a decade of providing patient- and family-centered care
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Palliative Care Unit is celebrating 10 years to patients and families.
Jahangir shares COVID lessons at Reunion Weekend
Oct. 13, 2022—by Bill Snyder As head of Metro Nashville’s COVID-19 Task Force during the height of the pandemic, Vanderbilt orthopaedic trauma surgeon Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, witnessed a wide swing of human emotions. Mask mandates, designed to curb the spread of the virus, were met with resistance and outright hostility. Yet many Nashvillians quietly went out...
Cardiologist Brown finds inspiration through music
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Suzanne Brown Sacks, MD, is both a transplant cardiologist and an accomplished singer/songwriter.
Study to search EHR for undiagnosed genetic diseases
Oct. 13, 2022—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will explore computational solutions to help address the problem of missed or delayed diagnosis for patients with rare genetic diseases.
VUH adopts enhanced recovery for sarcoma surgery
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's latest enhanced recovery after surgery clinical pathway was launched last month for adult patients receiving surgery to remove extremity soft tissue sarcomas, which are cancerous tumors that can arise in muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels and other connective tissue.
Horst takes on new roles in advancing digital health
Oct. 13, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, has been named associate vice chair for Digital Health Operations for Vanderbilt's Department of Medicine and assistant chief for Clinical Informatics for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Embí elected to TN HIMSS board of directors
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Peter Embí, MD, MS, has been elected to the Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (TN HIMSS) board of directors.
VUMC’s Dewey receives two health care inspiration awards
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP, professor of Medical Education and Administration and director of the Center for Professional Health, recently received two inspiration awards for Women in Medicine month.
Gaudet set to deliver Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26
Oct. 13, 2022—Patient-centered health care expert Tracy Gaudet, MD, will deliver the third annual Dr. Roy O. Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26 at noon in 214 Light Hall.
Research shows genetic link to moving to the beat of music
Oct. 13, 2022—A genomic study of musicality conducted by Vanderbilt researchers identified 69 genetic variants associated with beat synchronization, meaning the ability to move in synchrony with the beat of music.
Counting steps can reduce disease risk: study
Oct. 10, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that using a wearable activity tracker to count and increase the number and intensity of steps taken daily can reduce the risk of several common, chronic diseases.