Author: Nancy Humphrey
Dec. 10, 2015—Terence Dermody, M.D., director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving to become chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and scientific director of the Rangos Research Center.
Nov. 19, 2015—Discovery, education and clinical care will continue to be the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) mission as the date of the legal separation for Vanderbilt University and VUMC nears, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said to a capacity crowd at last week’s Fall Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.
Nov. 19, 2015—Armando Colombo, president and chief executive officer of InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina, has been named chief executive officer of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Nov. 19, 2015—Filip Banovac, M.D., chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Georgetown University, has been named section chief of Interventional Radiology within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to test the effectiveness of a transdermal nicotine patch in improving memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.
Oct. 22, 2015—New Department of Radiation Oncology Chair Lisa Kachnic wants to make Vanderbilt's program one of the best in the country.
Oct. 13, 2015—Nine months after arriving as the new associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center and eight days after the pediatric liver transplant program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was launched, surgeon Douglas Hanto transplanted a new liver into 10-year-old Aubree Vanzant.
Oct. 1, 2015—A few thousand families in the Metro Nashville Public Schools system will now have computers at home, thanks to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s donation of 3,800 lightly used computers.
Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that four years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.
Sep. 16, 2015—Eighteen-year-old Rachel Barnett of Robertson County is one of the first patients to be enrolled in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center — one of seven medical centers around the country participating in a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health to identify rare disorders in patients.