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Reporter July 14 2017

IdeaShare initiative inspires wide variety of creative solutions

Jul. 13, 2017—Necessity is the mother of invention, so the saying goes.

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Lindsell named to key VICTR, IMPH and Biostatistics leadership roles

Jul. 13, 2017—Christopher Lindsell, Ph.D., nationally known for building clinical, translational and emergency medicine research programs at the University of Cincinnati, has been named director of the Research Methods Program in the Vanderbilt Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR).

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Arteaga to direct UT Southwestern cancer center

Jul. 13, 2017—Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (C2T2), director of the Breast Cancer Research Program and associate director for Clinical Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate dean of Oncology Programs at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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Rate adjustment ahead for VUMC employee parking

Jul. 13, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) community will see an increase in monthly fees for on-campus parking, effective Sept. 1.

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Caring for the Preds

Jul. 13, 2017—Representatives from the Nashville Predators joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) leaders for a special reception to recognize the team’s historic season and the medical care provided by VUMC.

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Animal care program receives continued full accreditation

Jul. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Animal Care and Use Program has received continued full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International).

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Study seeks to improve emergency event management

Jul. 13, 2017—Anesthesiology has a long history of scrutinizing its practice and developing strategies for improvement.

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Pageant of fun

Jul. 13, 2017—The newly crowned Miss Tennessee, Caty Davis, visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt last week.

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StrategyShare17 interactive event set for July 20

Jul. 13, 2017—Learning and connecting is the theme for StrategyShare17, an interactive event on Thursday, July 20, designed to showcase exciting work being done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Children’s Hospital ED adds new rooms to speed treatment

Jul. 13, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has added seven new rooms to its Emergency Department (ED) to help increase the speed with which the team assesses and treats pediatric patients for minor emergencies.

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New approach for staph-related skin abscesses explored

Jul. 13, 2017—New multicenter research that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators, could change treatment approaches to simple skin abscesses, infections often caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

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Kachnic named one of the ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Jul. 13, 2017—Lisa Kachnic, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named one of the “Women to Watch” in health care by Nashville Medical News.

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