Reporter Oct 9 2020
Oct. 9, 2020—Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, on behalf of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), have entered into a professional service agreement designing a long-term collaboration in comprehensive cancer care, including VICC hematology-oncology services at Erlanger Oncology and Hematology and infusion locations.
Oct. 8, 2020—A computer-based method developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that scans electronic medical records (EMRs) for genetic contributors to disease has been used for the first time to reveal the impact of race on health.
Oct. 8, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have generated the first comprehensive molecular “atlas” of genes expressed by the neuronal cells within the intestine that coordinate the functions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Oct. 8, 2020—Each year, Human Resources recognizes and honors staff celebrating 20-plus years of service to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with an awards ceremony and reception. This year, due to social distancing restrictions, HR will virtually honor the more than 600 employees celebrating milestone service anniversaries in 2020.
Oct. 8, 2020—Just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended international travel, Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses completed two new educational initiatives in the South American country of Guyana, and a strong collaboration continues virtually in response to the coronavirus.
Oct. 8, 2020—Though the COVID-19 pandemic halted in-person patient visits at Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) sites, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s, since March, groundbreaking behind-the-scenes work continues.
Oct. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is working toward a Nov. 1 date to comply with key parts of new federal rules issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Oct. 8, 2020—An innovative program to support Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty facing substantial caregiving challenges in their personal lives, the Partnership in Actively Retaining Talented Early-career Researchers, or Doris Duke PARTNERS, will receive a $528,000, three-year grant renewal from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Oct. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has performed the world’s first dual heart-lung transplant of a COVID-19 patient.
Oct. 7, 2020—Although the global COVID-19 pandemic forced StrategyShare2020 organizers to rapidly transform the event to an online-only format, there were no compromises in the quality and depth of the presentations, and more than 1,000 individuals registered to participate interactively, a record number for the annual event.
Oct. 7, 2020—The 19th annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD Lecture was held Oct. 6, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Watkins’ graduation from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Watkins, who was the first African American student to attend and graduate from VUSM, died in 2015.
Oct. 7, 2020—University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna, PhD, recipient of the 2020 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.