Reporter Oct 25 2019
Wang to chair Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Oct. 24, 2019—Thomas Wang, MD, director of Cardiovascular Medicine at VUMC, has been appointed chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, effective February 2020.
Urologic cancer expert Rini joins VICC as chief of Clinical Trials
Oct. 24, 2019—Brian Rini, MD, an internationally recognized leader in genitourinary oncology, kidney cancer, and clinical drug development, is joining Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center as the inaugural chief of Clinical Trials.
Article examines need for genotyping after stenting
Oct. 24, 2019—Genotyping can improve outcomes in patients who require anti-platelet therapy following stent placement to open narrowed or blocked coronary arteries and prevent a heart attack.
Diamond named to NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
Oct. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt's Alex Diamond, DO, MPH, has been named to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
Value-Based Care University hosts first educational event
Oct. 24, 2019—On Oct. 30, Value-Based Care University is hosting its first educational event for frontline clinicians, and the free event can be attended either in person or through a live webinar.
Retiring the wallpaper
Oct. 24, 2019—The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently kicked off the first phase of renovations for the Labor and Delivery unit. Staff from the department helped “retire” the wallpaper in the current delivery rooms by tearing it off the walls.
Osher Center debuts integrative medicine lecture series
Oct. 24, 2019—Renowned integrative health expert Helene Langevin, MD, CM, is set to be the inaugural speaker of a new lecture series hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.
Research summit to highlight genitourinary cancer advances
Oct. 24, 2019—Some of the nation’s leading genitourinary cancer physicians will speak about the latest advances in care at an OncLive State of the Science Summit held in collaboration with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Eskind exhibit seeking comic strips based on health care experiences
Oct. 24, 2019—Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center is sponsoring an exhibit from April 8 to May 8, 2020, titled, “Telling our stories: graphic medicine and the intersection of art and health care.”
Oct. 24, 2019—Children’s book author Gloria Churchwell shared the story of her newest picture book, “Follow Chester!,” during her recent visit to Seacrest Studio at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Hidden Figures tribute set for Nov. 4
Oct. 24, 2019—On Wednesday, Nov. 4, VUMC's Office for Diversity Affairs will present the third annual “Hidden VUMC Figures” event — a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind the scenes.
Breast cancer research pioneer Page remembered
Oct. 24, 2019—David Page, MD, former professor of Pathology and Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, whose work revolutionized the assessment of breast cancer risk, died in Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 17. He was 78.