Reporter Sept 2 2022
Trial participant steps up to help advance diabetes research
Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt is one of 16 North American sites conducting the Tolerance Using Plasmid in People with Type 1 Diabetes (TOPPLE) study, a phase 1 investigation that tests the safety and dosing of a new plasmid therapy.
Study identifies key player in T cell “education”
Sep. 1, 2022—New Vanderbilt research could inform therapeutic strategies for enhancing thymic function when desired — such as during aging, recovery from radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or other conditions that reduce T cell output.
Grant supports research to study gastric cancer origins
Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received $5 million in funding from a new initiative by the National Cancer Institute that aims to define how gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinomas form and evolve at the cellular level.
Residency programs receiving national accolades
Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt residency programs are being recognized among their peers for consistently high rankings by multiple outlets.
New protocol moves pediatric ED patients to primary care clinic
Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt has created a pediatric emergency department to primary care clinic transfer protocol as an alternative for using the ED for non-urgent conditions that can be treated in a primary care setting.
Maternity care bundled payment model recognized
Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt Health’s bundled payment model for maternity care, MyMaternityHealth, is among 14 initiatives recognized as KLAS Points of Light 2022 by KLAS Research.
Program for diverse new nurse leaders, faculty launched
Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt is creating a new leadership development program for nurses new in health care leadership and academic positions who are from groups historically underrepresented in nursing and/or those who support them.
Chic Aweareness ovarian cancer fundraiser moves online
Sep. 1, 2022—Chic Awearness, a fundraiser for ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), is an online event this year from now throughout September with an in-store shopping opportunity to close out the month called Chic Week.
After a career of service to others, Raiford to retire
Aug. 31, 2022— by John Howser A chance opportunity to visit a friend in Nashville and give a lecture led David Raiford, MD, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center more than three decades ago. He has been here ever since. After a career of unwavering service to his patients, colleagues, and trainees, Raiford, chief of Clinical Staff for...
Monkeypox testing available for eligible VUMC patients
Aug. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now offering in-house monkeypox polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing for patients who are eligible.
Young patients connect with International Space Station
Aug. 31, 2022—For six minutes on Aug. 24, patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt went out of this world — or at least their voices did — to connect with the International Space Station.
Critical care skills sharpened at VUMC Nursing ‘Boot Camp’
Aug. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt recently hosted a 'Boot Camp' conference for critical care nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to receive specialized critical care training to improve patient care.