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Author: Paul Govern

Anesthesiology resident lands research awards

May. 5, 2016—Anesthesiology resident Loren Smith, M.D., Ph.D., recently received two national research awards: the Margaret Wood Resident Research Award, from the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA); and the 2016 Young Investigator Award, from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA).

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Sherwood named to AUA advisory board

Apr. 28, 2016—Edward Sherwood, M.D., Ph.D., Corneilius Vanderbilt Professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected to join the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA).

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Clinical, administrative, billing systems set to take ‘Epic Leap’

Apr. 21, 2016—If there were a time for leaders to express enthusiasm and optimism about the project to replace, over the next 18 months, the greater part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s clinical, administrative and billing software, that time was Monday morning at the project launch.

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New doctoral track focuses on ‘big’ biomedical data science

Apr. 21, 2016—A new biomedical data science doctoral track at Vanderbilt, designed as an amalgam of biomedical informatics, biostatistics and computer science, is enrolling its first students for admission in the fall.

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VUMC’s e-prescription efforts land quality award

Apr. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named to receive a 2015 White Coat of Quality Award from Surescripts, a company that facilitates information exchanges between health care providers, pharmacies and health benefits managers.

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First subject enrolled in international HIV prevention study

Apr. 14, 2016—This month an international HIV prevention trial was launched that is testing the infection-preventing prowess of a monoclonal antibody called VRCO1.

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Diabetes management and low income

Apr. 6, 2016—Adherence to medication was the only self-care activity independently associated with glycemic control in a low-income population.

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Study looks at doctors’ response to genetic testing

Mar. 31, 2016—A new clinical implementation study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures how physicians have responded to the introduction of routine genetic testing to predict patient response to the commonly prescribed antiplatelet drug clopidogrel.

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Anesthesiology adds new leaders, roles

Mar. 31, 2016—The Department of Anesthesiology is adding to its leadership structure. Andrew Shaw, MBBS, has been named to the newly created role of executive vice chair of the department, and Mark Rice, M.D., has been named to the newly created role of associate vice-chair for clinical affairs.

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Benches, trees highlight VUMC Plaza renovation

Mar. 31, 2016—The Medical Center campus looks different yet again as the latest phase of the plaza renovation, the space in front of Light Hall, has reopened for pedestrian traffic.

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Cancer prevention and poverty

Mar. 31, 2016—A new epidemiological study supports smoking cessation and avoidance of sedentary lifestyle as cancer prevention measures.

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Readmission prediction face-off

Mar. 23, 2016—Using patients’ health records to assess preparedness for hospital discharge is more effective at predicting readmission or death than commonly used questionnaires.

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