Reporter Oct 4 2013
Oct. 3, 2013—A new computer program called Cornelius calculates two risk scores for each newly arrived Vanderbilt University Hospital patient — one estimating the patient’s risk of developing pressure ulcers (bedsores) during the current hospital stay, and the other estimating the patient’s risk of returning to VUH for readmission within 30 days of discharge.
Oct. 3, 2013—Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., an international leader in the study of signaling and gene regulation by intracellular receptors, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Oct. 3, 2013—Michele Luhm Vigor, a member of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Class of 2014, has been selected by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation to receive a Physicians of Tomorrow Award.
Oct. 3, 2013—Talmadge King Jr., M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's 12th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in 208 Light Hall.
Oct. 3, 2013—Launched in 2009 by a team at Vanderbilt, ResearchMatch is the first nationwide, disease-neutral research volunteer registry. More than 43,000 volunteers spread among all 50 states have registered with ResearchMatch.org.
Oct. 3, 2013—Efforts to prevent, identify and respond to children and adolescents who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking are largely under supported, inefficient, uncoordinated and unevaluated, according to a report released last week by a committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Oct. 3, 2013—While the national economy appears to be getting stronger, health care has entered a national recession, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told a packed audience of approximately 1,100 Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students in Langford Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon while making his annual State of the Medical Center address.
Oct. 3, 2013—Tony Capra, Ph.D., is a new assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and investigator in the Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt. His goal is to use the tools of computer science to address problems in genetics, evolution and biomedicine.
Oct. 3, 2013—Patients treated in intensive care units across the globe enter their medical care with no evidence of cognitive impairment but often leave with deficits similar to those seen in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that persist for at least a year, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.