Nov. 11, 2020—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.
May. 14, 2020—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.
Apr. 10, 2020—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.
Jan. 4, 2019—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.
Mar. 5, 2018—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored during a celebration at the Student Life Center Feb. 28.
Jan. 29, 2018—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.
Jan. 5, 2017—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.
Oct. 1, 2015—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.
Aug. 13, 2015—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.
Aug. 6, 2015—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.
Mar. 12, 2015—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).
Sep. 26, 2014—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.