Author: Kathy Whitney
Oct. 5, 2017—On Monday, Oct. 16, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Office for Diversity Affairs will present “Hidden VUMC Figures,” a tribute to employees who have made significant long-term contributions to the Medical Center, often behind-the-scenes.
Oct. 5, 2017—Aspiring medical students Lauren Holroyd and Julian Genkins took a break from academics after earning their undergraduate degrees and went to work for the health care software company Epic, based in Verona, Wisconsin. Although they did not know each other at the time, they would both end up at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) where they would put their Epic expertise to work.
Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been approved for a $1 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study more efficient and feasible ways to validate electronic health records (EHR) and incorporate this information into medical studies.
Aug. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is studying the safety of a possible treatment for diabetic kidney disease that would delay or prevent the need for kidney replacement such as dialysis.
Aug. 3, 2017—As family members, friends and faculty gathered in 208 Light Hall, many with cell phones positioned to capture the moment, Bonnie Miller, M.D., MMHC, welcomed them to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s (VUSM) annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, and then turned to the first-year students and asked a simple question.
Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.
Jun. 29, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt and director of the Office of Medical Student Research, has received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Louis B. Russell Jr. Memorial Award for his efforts as an advocate for the career advancement of minority students and trainees in cardiovascular science, and for increased representation of underserved communities among the AHA volunteer base.
Jun. 22, 2017—Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics and Health Policy, was named secretary of the American Medical Association (AMA) board of trustees for 2017-2018 following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
May. 18, 2017—In his message to the class of 2017 at Commencement last Friday, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), spoke of challenges caused by the rapid pace of change in health care and eroding public trust in the U.S. health care system.
Apr. 27, 2017—Joey Barnett, Ph.D., has been named co-chair of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Admissions Committee, effective July 1.
Apr. 27, 2017—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students were recently recognized with national awards for their accomplishments.