Reporter Feb 28 2014
Feb. 27, 2014—The Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, one of the highest markers of nursing care.
Feb. 27, 2014—Jeffrey Carr, M.D., M.Sc., recently joined Vanderbilt as the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences and professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Cardiovascular Medicine.
Feb. 27, 2014—Yale University’s Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., winner of a $3 million, 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for discovering genes and biochemical mechanisms that cause hypertension, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture March 6.
Feb. 27, 2014—By Oct. 1, U.S. health care payers and providers will adopt a modified and greatly expanded version of the code set used for diagnoses and inpatient procedures. The ICD-10 code set (International Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision) will replace ICD-9, which has been in use in the United States since 1979.
Feb. 27, 2014—With initial implementation of Curriculum 2.0 well underway, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) is focusing on plans for the Immersion Phase, which comprises the final two years of the program.
Feb. 27, 2014—William Cooper, M.D., MPH, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, testified Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee regarding psychotropic medications and treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).