Jim Jirjis

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    Vanderbilt launches health information software competition

    Vanderbilt University announced today a $20,000 worldwide contest called the Health App Challenge, aimed to transform patient clinical summaries into easy to understand personalized health information. Read More

    May 2, 2013

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    Diagnostic Management focus of live video chat April 3

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s initiatives in diagnostic management will be highlighted during a live video chat with VUMC experts on Wednesday, April 3. Read More

    Mar 29, 2013

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    National health quality group lauds VMG primary care providers

    Following a detailed review by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), all 75 Vanderbilt Medical Group adult primary care physicians and nurse practitioners have received Level 3 designation — the top designation — under the Physician Practice Connections Patient Centered Medical Home voluntary accreditation program. Read More

    Nov 1, 2012

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    Patients’ genetic data helps hone warfarin dosing

    Warfarin dosing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center just got safer and more effective. Read More

    Nov 1, 2012

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    Next My Health Chat to explore ‘Discoveries in Neuroscience’ May 16

    Reid Thompson talks with Lola Chambless in the neurosurgery OR. (Anne Rayner/VUMC) The May program for My Health Chat will be the fascinating field of neuroscience. Panelists will be Reid Thompson, chair of neurosurgery and director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, and Jeff Conn,… Read More

    May 1, 2012

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    Next My Health Chat to explore cancer drug discovery

    The April program for My Health Chat will be the promising world of cancer drug discovery. Panelists will be Lawrence Marnett, director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Stephen Fesik, director of drug discovery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They will discuss… Read More

    Mar 19, 2012

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    Next My Health Chat: ‘Your Genome and the Future of Medicine’

    Jim Jirjis (Vanderbilt) The March edition of My Health Chat will focus on the broad implications for the future of medicine presented by the sequencing of the human genome. Host Jim Jirjis will be joined March 7 by Gordon Bernard, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s associate vice chancellor… Read More

    Feb 22, 2012

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    Innovations in children’s care focus of Jan. 18 “My Health Chat”

      Experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will take questions about discovery and innovations in children’s care during the next “My Health Chat” on Jan. 18. Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute interactive video chats offer… Read More

    Jan 10, 2012

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    My Health Chat: Innovation in Heart Care and Genomic Medicine

    Have you ever wanted to ask the world’s leading physicians and medical researchers about their work and how it affects you? My Health Chat is your chance. Join Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Dr. Jim Jirjis, as he discusses the latest advancements in genomic medicine and heart care innovations with Dr. Read More

    Nov 14, 2011

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    VUMC to launch live video chat series Nov. 9

    Jim Jirjis (Vanderbilt University) Patients, caregivers and consumers will have a chance Nov. 9 to ask questions about the latest in genomic medicine and heart care innovations during a live online video chat with Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts. The free event, which will be from 1:30… Read More

    Oct 28, 2011

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    Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

    Dr. Emily Kurtz (left) of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute appears in new ads for the Promise of Discovery campaign. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series… Read More

    Oct 21, 2011

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    Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and… Read More

    Apr 15, 2011