Reporter Sept 30 2022
New Clinician Spotlight: Muhamed Baljević
Sep. 29, 2022—Specializing in myeloma, amyloidosis and other plasma cell disorders, hematologist and medical oncologist Muhamed Baljević, MD, recently joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Top military medical leader gives high marks to VUMC’s military-civilian partnerships
Sep. 29, 2022—Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week to observe the ongoing military-civilian partnerships which strengthen the Army’s medical readiness.
Patient journeys from South Africa for lung transplant
Sep. 29, 2022—Mervyn Joseph, who searched the world over for the best place to be considered for lung transplant, is thankful he found Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Penicillin delabeling initiative expanding to more patient care areas
Sep. 29, 2022—Efforts to correct mistaken or outdated penicillin allergy records are destined to spread to more patient care areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Policy, resources crucial for lung cancer screening: study
Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt reseach shows that resources for lung cancer screening programs increased the number of veterans screened.
Kauffmann named vice chair for Global Surgery
Sep. 29, 2022—Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, selected to be the inaugural vice chair for Global Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 21
Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum, an annual celebration of the “translation” of scientific discovery into clinical practice, will be held Oct. 21 at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.
Vanderbilt lauded for pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis care
Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt has been recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence.
Conference highlights REDCap’s global reach
Sep. 29, 2022—REDCap administrators from around the world recently attended the 14th edition of REDCapCon in Boston, hosted this year by Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University’s center for clinical and translational science.
Study shows CMS reimbursement not associated with wider EPD use
Sep. 29, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that higher reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was not associated with wider use of an embolic protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures.
Vinson named Senior Vice President for Diagnostic Laboratory Services
Sep. 29, 2022—David Vinson has been named Senior Vice President for Diagnostic Laboratory Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
DEI Climate Survey deadline extended to Oct. 4
Sep. 26, 2022—The deadline for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Survey has been extended until Tuesday, Oct. 4.