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Dr. Amanda Mixon is on her journey to Switzerland Dec 11-13 as an expert for the WHO's global campaign of Medications without Harm.  This campaign was launched in March 2017 with hopes of reducing avoidable medication-related harm by 50% globally in the next 5 years.  Dr. Mixon's expertise will help:

  • Develop a patient safety tool for medication safety
  • Develop an implementation strategy
  • Develop WHO Medication Safety Curriculum for multi-professionals based on WHO Patient Safety Curriculum
  • Identify research priorities for medication safety from proposed research ideas
  • Identify measurable elements in the three key action areas, namely high risk situations, transitions of care and polypharmacy, and overall for measuring medication-related harm.

Dr. Mixon will also serve as co-chair for the research abstracts for the 2018 Southern Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) meeting in New Orleans, LA. She has been a member of the SGIM national research committee for four years.  

Dr. Turi presenting his poster at the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines For The World 2017 Conference.

Kedir Turi, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral fellow in the Division of  Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and member of the Center for Asthma Research, directed by Dr. Tina Hartert, recently presented his work entitled "Identification of Two Novel Acute Respiratory Illness Cytokine-Response Subgroups Associated with Wheezing Phenotype" at the RSV Vaccines For The World 2017 Conference, organized by the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Network (ReSViNET) in Malaga, Spain.  Dr. Turi was awarded a travel grant for presenting his poster at the conference.  His research focus, among others, is on identifying and understanding phenotypes and endotypes of childhood asthma and allergic syndromes through the integration of high dimensional molecular data, such as immune response and metabolomics.
Steven Welton, RN, Research Coordinator, VUMC

CHSR's own Steven Welton, Research Nurse Specialist on the ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Group, saves baby born in back seat of car in Medical Center East parking lot.

CHSR Fall Welcome Luncheon for Faculty & Staff was a great success! We celebrated our faculty and staff and welcomed new faculty with a Carnival theme fun and games. We had 80 people in attendance. For photos please visit the CHSR Social Events.

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