Department of Biomedical Informatics Archives
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.
Study finds acetaminophen helps reduce acute kidney injury risk in children following cardiac surgery
May. 14, 2018—Children who underwent cardiac surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury if they had been treated with acetaminophen in the first 48 hours after their procedures, according to a Vanderbilt study just published in JAMA Pediatrics.
May. 3, 2018—A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol.
Apr. 5, 2018—Paul Tang, an expert in health information technology, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 12.
Mar. 29, 2018—Human tumors appear to have a broken circadian clock, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center report in the journal PeerJ.
Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has expanded and relaunched genetic testing to predict patient responses to drugs.
Jan. 18, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Florida State University have received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Military Suicide Research Consortium to develop and evaluate tools to help U.S. Navy primary care teams detect and manage suicide risk.
Jan. 4, 2018—Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana. A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is creating voice-controlled virtual assistant software to help people interact with electronic health records (EHR).
Nov. 16, 2017—A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.