Skip to main content

Author: Tom Wilemon

Association of Academic Physiatrists honors Jain

Mar. 3, 2016—Nitin Jain, M.D., MSPH, received the 2016 Young Academician Award at the recent annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Read more


Berkman, Schwarz join Vanderbilt Spine Center

Feb. 25, 2016—Neurosurgeons Richard Alan Berkman, M.D., and Jacob Schwarz, M.D., have joined Vanderbilt Spine Center, where they will begin seeing patients March 1.

Read more


Sleep research for parents of children with ASD expanded

Feb. 25, 2016—The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Read more


Medication disposal service debuts at VUMC pharmacies

Feb. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently began offering patients an option for safely disposing expired and unwanted medicines — a service made possible by a change in state law.

Read more


VU professor designs special apron for breast cancer patients

Jan. 7, 2016—A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery.

Read more


Over-the-phone physical therapy initiative helps ease spine patients’ pain

Jan. 7, 2016—Spine surgery patients at risk for poor recovery can benefit from cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study.

Read more


Review highlights financial impact of sarcoma misdiagnosis

Dec. 10, 2015—Malpractice awards and settlements are eight times greater when physicians misdiagnosis sarcoma than when they make other mistakes, according to a review of 32 years of court cases.

Read more


Study to explore spinal cord stimulation to ease paralysis

Dec. 3, 2015—A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements.

Read more


New video initiative enhances Interpreter Services’ offerings

Nov. 12, 2015—Interpreters at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining forces with counterparts at other hospitals to better serve non-English speaking patients.

Read more


Guillamondegui: One standard needed to track concussions

Oct. 22, 2015—Data in sports concussion studies will continue to be disputed as long as the injuries are diagnosed by differing standards instead of universal guidelines, a Vanderbilt investigator concludes in a recent review.

Read more


Elam steps down as Osher Center medical director

Oct. 22, 2015—Roy Elam, M.D., will step down as medical director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University following a search for a new director.

Read more


Neimat: Emotional disturbance is an overlooked symptom of Parkinson’s

Oct. 22, 2015—Despite benefiting from dramatic improvements in movement after deep brain stimulation surgery, patients with Parkinson’s disease can be inadequately served when physicians and researchers focus only on its motor manifestations, says a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon.

Read more


Page 7 of 812345678