We would like to thank each and every one of you for your time, efforts and commitment to the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research!

May you have a happy and healthy holiday season!


Many thanks to all who’ve contributed so far to the Center for Health Services Research Toy & Food drive, benefiting the Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the 5th floor (Pediatric Critical Care Unit) of Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. 

The drive will continue till December 11, 2019

We thank you for making a difference. Your support encourages our continued commitment to giving back to our community. 

Check out a
 video tour of the Ronald McDonald Family Room.

Melinda Buntin, PhD

In NEJM: Tennessee's 'opening bid' for a Medicaid block grant

In a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Melinda Buntin, PhD, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy and chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), explains the key provisions of the proposal the state has put forward to change its Medicaid program.

Chris Lindsell, PhD
Chris Lindsell, PhD was appointed Co-Director of the HEAlth Data Science Center. The Center focuses on the innovation and application of data science to the biomedical domain.
Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI

Q + A: Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI

"Mostly I have great people around me. I have an amazing team, in every way, and I try to think of every team member the same way I think about those voices at the table. I want A-plus people who are leaders. Trust is important, and it has to be mutual trust." responded Dr. Wilkins.

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD

Proposals to Redesign Medicare Part D -Easing the Burden of Rising Drug Prices 
Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Ingram associate professor of Cancer Research at VUMC discusses three policy proposals for redesigning The Medicare Part D prescription-drug benefit. 

The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN)

The US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) is a community of people united by a shared interest in improving research on deprescribing for older adults. Funded by the National Institute on Aging, USDeN offers pilot grants, investigator development and education, an annual meeting, support for junior investigators, assistance with stakeholder engagement, resources for deprescribing research, and more including opportunities for collaboration and building community. Please visit their website at https://deprescribingresearch.org/  and register for their kickoff webinar on December 3, 2019 to learn more. 

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