Russell Rothman

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC receives $28 million to lead national study of COVID-diabetes link

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a four-year, $28 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes. Read More

    Aug 2, 2023

  • Ken Walston

    Ken Wallston, prominent nursing researcher and health psychology pioneer, has died

    Kenneth A. Wallston, professor of nursing, emeritus, regarded internationally as one of the founders of health psychology, died in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 27. He was 78. Read More

    Nov 11, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    The Front Lines: Vanderbilt physicians, researchers join worldwide fight against COVID-19

    From the front lines of patient care to collaborating with scientists across the globe searching for treatments and vaccines, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University researchers have been working for months to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

    May 14, 2020

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    Study aims to shield health workers from COVID-19 infection

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is playing a key role in the HERO program, a national effort to establish a registry of U.S. health care workers and test whether the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine will protect them, their patients and their families from COVID-19. Read More

    Apr 10, 2020

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    Study uses IT to prevent early childhood obesity

    A research team led by Russell Rothman has been approved for a $7 million research funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to conduct a trial comparing clinic and consumer information technology approaches to promote healthy behaviors and prevent early childhood obesity. Read More

    Jan 4, 2019

  • L-r: Eric Johnson, Björn Knollmann, Dai Chung, Dan Roden, Russell Rothman, Susan Wente, Carrie Kitko, Dane Chetkovich, Rangaraj Ramanujam, Timothy Vogus, Berk Sensoy and Jeff Balser. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    Nine new endowed chair recipients honored

    Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored during a celebration at the Student Life Center Feb. 28. Read More

    Mar 5, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    NEJM Catalyst forum addresses mental, behavioral and social health determinants

    Healthcare is more than diagnosing and treating disease. To truly improve health outcomes for individuals and communities, the mental, behavioral and social determinants of health must be fully integrated with physical factors at all levels of the healthcare system. Read More

    Jan 29, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Rothman named AACH president-elect

    Russell Rothman, M.D., professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, Vice President for Population Health Research, and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, has been named president-elect of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH). He will serve as president beginning in January 2018. Read More

    Jan 5, 2017

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    Major grant to transform region’s clinical practices

    Vanderbilt University has received a contract from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for up to $28 million over four years to help more than 4,000 clinicians in the Southeast transform their clinical practices in ways that improve quality of patient care and hold down costs. Read More

    Oct 1, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Grant bolsters Clinical Data Research Network

    The Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network, led by Vanderbilt University’s Russell Rothman, M.D., M.P.P., has been approved for a three-year, $8.5 million funding award from the independent Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to expand its efforts to improve healthcare throughout the Southeast. Read More

    Aug 13, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Rothman named to lead population health research efforts

    Russell Rothman, M.D., MPP, professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Health Policy, chief of the Section of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, has been named assistant vice chancellor for Population Health Research. Read More

    Aug 6, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Panel examines real-world role of pragmatic research trials

    The question of what’s different about pragmatic research was aired in a well-attended panel discussion last week in Light Hall sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research and the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN). Read More

    Mar 12, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Building the World’s Largest Biomedical Informatics Enterprise

    Biomedical informatics is a science that draws connections between data and medicine, whether those data concern diseases, health care processes or human biology in the form of genomics and proteomics. Everyone who studies health records has the same goal: more precise medicine, leading to improved patient outcomes. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Major grant creates clinical research network

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received an 18-month, $6.9 million award to set up a Clinical Data Research Network (CDRN) that can reach millions of patients and speed the translation of research findings into clinical practice. Read More

    Feb 13, 2014

  • Brady, Rothman set for AACH leadership roles

    Brady, Rothman set for AACH leadership roles

    Donald Brady, M.D., senior associate dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, will serve a one-year term as chair of the board of directors of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) for 2014. Brady spent this year serving as president and will transition into a one-year role as chair. Read More

    Dec 12, 2013

  • Clinical and translational research at Vanderbilt will be funded over the next five years, thanks to a $46 million renewal grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. (Mary Donaldson/Vanderbilt)

    Vanderbilt’s CTSA lands $46 million renewal

    Vanderbilt University’s largest single government research grant, its Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), has been renewed for another five years for $46 million. Read More

    Jul 12, 2012