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  • Wellness strategies focus of APRN grand rounds

    Wellness strategies focus of APRN grand rounds

    There are more than 1,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and their scope of practice expands every day. With that growth, there are tremendous opportunities for positive experiences in caring for patients and families, but nurses should also take time to care for themselves, said Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, Executive Chief Nursing Officer. Read More

    Feb. 1, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Echocardiography pioneer Greene endows directorship

    His hands have flickered across saxophones, guided airplanes and held stethoscopes. With a nimble skill set and a steady demeanor, R. Glenn Greene, MD, excelled in careers that others just dream of pursuing. He was a union musician before graduating college, a physician who helped pioneer echocardiography and a commercial pilot. Read More

    Feb. 1, 2018

  • colorized xray of lungs

    Study tracks therapy to slow idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Investigators in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care have launched a pilot study to see if patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) can tolerate the addition of a commonly used antiviral drug to standard IPF treatments. The research team believes the drug may ultimately help slow progression of the chronic and progressive disease or reverse its course. Read More

    Feb. 1, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Research Staff Awards honor lab, administrative excellence

    Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine were honored last week for research excellence during the 14th annual Research Staff Awards luncheon at the University Club. Read More

    Feb. 1, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    National report sounds alarm on clinician burnout

    A new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group calls clinician burnout a “hidden epidemic” and suggests that addressing it should be one of the highest priorities across the healthcare industry. Read More

    Jan. 25, 2018

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    Directorships honor VUMC’s critical missions

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Monday held its first Directorship Celebration to honor and support eight of its leaders in clinical care, research, education and administration. Read More

    Jan. 25, 2018

  • Insulin in vials

    Study may point to new ways to reverse insulin resistance

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered how insulin crosses the capillary endothelium to exit blood vessels and stimulate skeletal muscle cells — a major finding that may lead to new ways to reverse insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes. Read More

    Jan. 25, 2018

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    New signage, access points ease navigation at Children’s Hospital

    With construction in full swing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the hospital is offering helpful tips for staff on which entrances to use and how to get around the facility during the lobby closure. Read More

    Jan. 25, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    MLK lecture celebrates values of diversity, inclusion

    André Churchwell, MD, greeted those gathered in Light Hall for Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture with a reminder that his father, Robert, gave the first such lecture at Vanderbilt 17 years ago. Read More

    Jan. 18, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    New nerve stimulation treatment helps ease sleep apnea

    Jessica Wilson struggled for a year with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask that she used to treat her obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite her best intentions, wearing the mask that delivers oxygen and prevents airway obstruction didn’t work for her. Read More

    Jan. 18, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC researchers find a way to ‘starve’ cancer

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine. Read More

    Jan. 16, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt leads study investigating impact of theatre on youth with autism

    Among those at last week’s Advanced Practice Grand Rounds were, from left, Elizabeth Card, MSN, RN, Lauren Oliver, ACNP, CCRN, C. Lee Parmley, MD, JD, April Kapu, DNP, RN, Monica Milovancev, MSN, CPNP, and Buffy Krauser-Lupear, DNP, CRNA. (photo by Anne Rayner) There are more than 1,000 advanced practice registered… Read More

    Jan. 15, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Great Saves event reunites thankful patients, caregivers

    Although he was in a deep coma, Fort Campbell soldier Marshal Castillo is convinced that hearing nurses speaking his name, feeling them touching him and explaining their daily care routines was what kept him tethered, clinging to life in the intensive care unit so he could continue healing. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2018

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    VUMC joins national effort to block global pandemics of potentially lethal viruses

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a five-year cooperative agreement worth up to $28 million with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop methods for preventing the global spread of viruses like chikungunya and Zika. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

    One of the greatest gifts of being an internal medicine physician is the long-term relationships developed with patients, and for Jan Price, MD, those relationships span generations of families. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Lung screening program continues to grow

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations. Read More

    Jan. 11, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Project seeks to help people interact with medical records

    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). Read More

    Jan. 4, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Multicenter trial to test new liver transport system

    The growing list of patients needing liver transplants continues to outpace the number of available donor organs, but a new preservation and transport device for donor livers could possibly make a big difference. Read More

    Jan. 4, 2018

  • little girl using inhaler

    Asthma study may point to potential new therapeutic approach

    New findings from Vanderbilt suggest that blocking the migration of cells involved in asthma may represent a new approach for treating the respiratory condition. Read More

    Jan. 4, 2018

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    Cheerful visit

    Players from the Nashville Predators hockey team recently brought some holiday cheer to patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Players stopped by Seacrest Studios to play a game and then visited with patients throughout the hospital and clinics. Read More

    Jan. 4, 2018