Reporter Dec 2 2016
Dec. 1, 2016—When you’ve been flattened by the flu, one of the last things you want is the hassle of driving to a medical clinic. Now, with the launch of Vanderbilt Health OnCall, you might not have to.
Dec. 1, 2016—André Churchwell, M.D., Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Traci Nordberg, J.D., Chief Human Resources Officer, hosted a Diversity & Inclusion welcome event on Nov. 18 in which Churchwell discussed his vision for the Office for Diversity Affairs and the strategic planning necessary to make diversity and inclusion intentional throughout the Medical Center.
Dec. 1, 2016—Ashley Johnson suffered the same type of stroke after a chiropractic neck manipulation that killed model and social media star Katie May earlier this year, but the 29-year-old woman survived thanks to quick recognition and rapid response.
Dec. 1, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate whether a shorter course of antibiotics — five days instead of 10 — is effective at treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children who show improvement after the first few days of taking antibiotics.
Dec. 1, 2016—A two-member team from Vanderbilt has won the 2016 iDASH Healthcare Privacy Protection Challenge, a competition open to international participants and devoted this year to privacy protection for genome analysis in a cloud computing environment.
Dec. 1, 2016—What drives health in the greater Nashville area? How does infant mortality in Nashville compare with that of the rest of the state? Is someone in Rutherford County at greater risk to develop lung cancer than someone in Williamson County? What does the community believe are the greatest needs? Through the “Community Health Needs Assessment” (CHNA) process, Vanderbilt and other non-profit hospitals are attempting to answer these and other questions related to community health.
Dec. 1, 2016—In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.
Dec. 1, 2016—More than 150 nurses from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) convened in Langford Auditorium on Nov. 16 for the biennial Nursing Staff Bylaws Convention.