Robert Dittus Archives
Steaban receives Outstanding Operational Partner Award
May. 19, 2022—Steaban, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, received the Outstanding Operational Partner Award during the Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System.
Translational Research Forum honors scientific excellence
Nov. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s strength in translational research, which helps “translate” scientific discovery into medical practice, was celebrated recently during the Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
Rothman to succeed Dittus as director of Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Jan. 7, 2020—Russell Rothman, MD, MPP, professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Ingram Professor of Integrative and Population Health, and Vice President for Population Health Research, has been named as the new director of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), and Senior Vice President for Population and Public Health.
New center to explore best trauma care practices
Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, through the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), Center for Health Services Research and the Department of Emergency Medicine, has established a new Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) to help determine the best care for patients who experience trauma or require emergency services — even before they get to the hospital.
Forum highlights research achievements
Feb. 9, 2017—Communication and collaboration were major themes of the inaugural Research Enterprise Forum sponsored jointly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Feb. 3 in Light Hall.
Dittus named to AHRQ’s National Advisory Council
Oct. 6, 2016—Robert Dittus, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President, Public Health and Health Care for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named to the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Task force named to prioritize Academic Strategic Plan health initiatives
May. 7, 2015—A new faculty task force has been appointed to prioritize and refine the eight health-related initiatives in the Academic Strategic Plan and to inventory existing health-related interdisciplinary centers and institutes at Vanderbilt.
Study finds disagreement on the role of primary care nurse practitioners
May. 16, 2013—While physicians and nurse practitioners agree on general principles, survey reveals differences on specific policies Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners significantly disagree on some proposed changes to the scope of nurse practitioners’ responsibilities, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today. The study, led by investigators from the Vanderbilt University School...
2013 Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card shows movement in the right direction
May. 14, 2013—The Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card, released May 14, indicates women’s health is moving in the right direction, but there’s much more work to be done.
VU Research Studio Program lauded at AAMC meeting
Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Clinical and Translational Research Studio program has won the Award with Distinction for Innovations in Research Training and Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
VU to map gaps in physician coverage across nation
Jul. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal
Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s largest single government research grant, its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), has been renewed for another five years for $46 million.