Oct. 6, 2016—William Stead, M.D., the McKesson Foundation Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Medicine and Chief Strategy Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been chosen to serve as chair of the National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics (NCVHS).
Oct. 26, 2012—Two new grants highlight Vanderbilt University’s growing role in the design and evaluation of transition services for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorders or intellectual disability.
Oct. 17, 2012—Pamela Roshell with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will speak Oct. 31 in the Student Life Center on “The Healthcare Law and You.”
Jun. 18, 2012—The Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is one of the largest federal research grants awarded to VUMC investigators. The funding will support the implementation and evaluation of MyHealthTeam, a model of team-based care that couples collaborative health care teams with health information technology in order to improve control of chronic conditions.
Nov. 18, 2011—A Vanderbilt study shows that a class of drugs used to treat autoimmune diseases does not increase the chance of hospitalization for serious infection.
Sep. 28, 2011—A report released by the Institute of Medicine confirms the safety of eight vaccines studied by a committee of experts. Evidence showed no links between immunization and serious conditions that have raised concerns, including Type 1 diabetes and autism.
Apr. 12, 2011—A new study finds no link between childhood vaccinations and a type of metabolism disorder. The study is the latest to provide evidence of vaccination safety.
Mar. 17, 2011—A new study finds that when nurses' workloads increase during shifts because of high patient turnover, mortality risk also increases.