Reporter Sept 27 2019
Sep. 26, 2019—Organizers say 15,626 employees, students and volunteers received vaccinations at this year’s Flulapalooza.
Study shines light on architecture of kidney disease
Sep. 25, 2019—A study of 280,000 U.S. veterans, including 56,000 African Americans, has identified in greater detail than ever before the genetic architecture of kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues.
Study identifies targeted therapy’s cardiac risks
Sep. 25, 2019—After a recent study showed that chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who received ibrutinib as a frontline treatment had a 7% death rate, a new study offers a clearer picture on the reasons for the deaths.
Study to explore care coordination’s impact on patient outcomes
Sep. 25, 2019—You Chen, PhD, has been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million research grant to study care coordination patterns and their influence on hospital length of stay and unplanned patient readmission.
Bridge Clinic tour
Sep. 25, 2019—Anne Hazlett, JD, senior adviser for Rural Affairs in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), recently visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a tour of the addiction Bridge Clinic.
Researchers explore music’s effect on ICU patients, staff
Sep. 25, 2019—A group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study on the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the Vanderbilt community to help.
Effort seeks to enhance cancer screening for Hispanic/Latina women
Sep. 25, 2019—Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report in American Journal of Roentgenology.
Assistance program helps patients access high-cost medications
Sep. 25, 2019—Patients who face financial barriers to accessing their medications are provided financial support thanks to a medication assistance program offered through Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services.
Satcher’s lecture explores public health highs, lows
Sep. 25, 2019—Violence is perhaps the greatest public health challenge facing American society today, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, said during a lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last week.
Nobel laureate Südhof set for Oct. 3 Discovery Lecture
Sep. 24, 2019—Nobel laureate Thomas Südhof, MD, whose studies of synaptic formation and transmission are advancing understanding of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 3.
Open house set for new Melrose Walk-In Clinic
Sep. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics will hold an open house on Monday, Oct. 7, to celebrate the debut of its new clinic in Melrose.
Pettepher to receive AAMC Distinguished Teacher Award
Sep. 24, 2019—Cathy Pettepher, PhD, is the recipient of the 2019 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).