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Team identifies new gene candidates for breast cancer risk

Jun. 28, 2018—An international coalition led by scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Herston, Australia, has identified 48 candidate susceptibility genes for breast cancer risk, including 14 genes at loci (chromosome regions) not yet reported for breast cancer.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns accolades from U.S. News & World Report

Jun. 26, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again earned the distinction of being named among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals in rankings released today.

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VUSM lauded by Gold Humanism Honor Society as Distinguished Chapter

Jun. 21, 2018—The Gold Humanism Honor Society’s (GHHS) Program Committee has recognized the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine chapter as a “2018 Distinguished GHHS Chapter.”

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Roden’s circulatory diseases research honored

Jun. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s Dan Roden, MD, internationally known for his contributions to understanding how genetic variation affects drug response, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases by McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund award expands opportunities for physician-scientists

Jun. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt University has received a five-year, $2.5-million Physician Scientist Institutional Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to help bolster the dwindling number of active physician-scientists in the United States.

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Employees’ use of My Health at Vanderbilt encouraged

Jun. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees who are also patients are encouraged to enroll in My Health at Vanderbilt, the online portal for Vanderbilt Health.

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Stroke team achieves top quality designation again

Jun. 21, 2018—The Vanderbilt Stroke Center team is better than gold, according to the American Stroke Association.

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Rice, Robertson take on expanded Anesthesiology leadership roles

Jun. 21, 2018—The Department of Anesthesiology is reconfiguring its leadership structure, partly in response to the recent appointment of department chair Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, as VUAH Co-Chief of Staff for Perioperative and Critical Care Services. Mark Rice, MD, has been appointed Executive Vice Chair and Amy Robertson, MD, has been appointed Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs.

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Chestnut honored by Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology

Jun. 21, 2018—David Chestnut, MD, received the Society for Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology’s Distinguished Service Award during the group’s annual meeting in May.

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Treating sleep apnea key to reviving overall health

Jun. 21, 2018—A sleep apnea diagnosis can often be the start to a healthier and better life.

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New BRET course offers introduction to data science

Jun. 21, 2018—Biomedical science trainees at Vanderbilt have a new career exploration option starting this fall — they can get a taste of what it means to be a “data scientist.” The Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) Office of Career Development’s ASPIRE Program received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) grant to support a new ASPIRE Module...

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Vanderbilt hosts National Transformation Network to discuss “Triple Aim” of medical education

Jun. 21, 2018—The National Transformation Network, a collaborative of seven medical schools that seeks to transform medical education by focusing on its “Triple Aim” — character, caring and competence, met at Vanderbilt on June 14-15 for its semi-annual in-person meeting.

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