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Patient complaints can identify surgeons with higher rates of bad surgical outcomes: study

Feb. 15, 2017—Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators in collaboration with six other major academic health systems.

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Effort set to help sickle cell patients manage meds

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a 6-year, $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of prescribed medication by sickle cell patients.

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VUMC center lands AOA professionalism award

Jul. 7, 2016—Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has named the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA) as the sole recipient of the 2016 Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award.

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VUMC tapped for FDA drug and medical device monitoring

Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among a handful of organizations engaged to provide expertise and data to the Sentinel System, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration program designed to monitor the safety of drugs and medical devices that have reached market. Sentinel uses electronic health records and health care billing data to examine how patients...

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U.S. Senate hearing explores ADHD treatment concerns

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).

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Cooper named to key VUSM, Medical Center roles

Jan. 16, 2014—William O. Cooper, M.D., MPH, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, professor and vice chair for Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics, and professor of Health Policy, has been promoted and will have two new roles. He will now also serve as associate dean for Faculty Affairs within the Faculty Affairs & Career Development Office in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and as director of the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA).

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Vanderbilt study shows suicide risk doesn’t differ in children taking two types of commonly prescribed antidepressants

Jan. 7, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows there is no evidence that the risk of suicide differs with two commonly prescribed antidepressants prescribed to children and adolescents.

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Immunosuppressive drugs unlikely to raise fetal risk: study

Nov. 14, 2013—Women with chronic autoimmune diseases who take immunosuppressive medications during their first trimester of pregnancy are not putting their babies at significantly increased risk of adverse outcomes, according to a Vanderbilt study released online by the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.

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Antipsychotic drug use in children for mood/behavior disorders increases type 2 diabetes risk

Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Endowed chair celebration honors nine Vanderbilt faculty

Jan. 21, 2013—The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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MPH Global Health track addresses emerging needs

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University is working to train a health care workforce that will be more integrated and team-oriented than ever before. One of the educational programs addressing new needs is the Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, which launched a new track in Global Health last year.

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Faculty honored at 2012 Fall Assembly

Aug. 23, 2012—To see a slide show of photos, visit Vanderbilt’s Flickr page. Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to Peter Buerhaus, the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. (Read myVU...

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