Kenneth Gaines, MD, MBA

Major award seeks to improve stroke outcomes

Vanderbilt’s Kenneth Gaines, MD, MBA, professor of Clinical Neurology, has received a $15.7 million funding award to determine if stroke outcomes can be improved with a redesigned and better-integrated model of care.
Wes Ely, MD, MPH
Sedative-associated delirium increases risk of dementia

"The culture of the ICU has traditionally been dictated by some de facto norms over the past 20-30 years,” said Wes Ely, MD, MPH, Grant W. Liddle Professor in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.“We are correcting that now. Before our research began to change things, we had allowed ourselves to keep a patient deeply sedated, immobilized and without a lot of engagement with their loved ones. What we did was organize a system of care that didn’t look at the whole person all too often.”
Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH
Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH
The T32 postdoctoral training grant from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will support the Vanderbilt Patient, pRactice Outcomes and Research in Effectiveness and Systems Science (PROgRESS) Training Program.
Program directors are Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, and Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Policy. 
The PROgRESS Program will enhance our ability to teach and train researchers, enhancing Vanderbilt’s position at the forefront as a Learning Health System,” Dr. Roumie said.

Matthew Freiberg, MD, MSc
John Koethe, MD, MSCI
With the help of a $1.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a specialized research training program called Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research, or V-SCHoLARs.

The two-year program for instructor/assistant professor-level MD and PhD researchers will focus on heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) disorders in people living with HIV/AIDS. Leading the interdisciplinary program will be HIV and cardiovascular disease epidemiologist Matthew Freiberg, MD, MSc, and infectious diseases specialist John Koethe, MD, MSCI.
The Center for Health Services Research Team had sorted and packed donated frozen food items at the Second Harvest Food Bank as part of the CHSR community services. 
Click here for photos. Just in a few hours, the CHSR team helped to sort and pack 7867 pounds of food that would help feed 6556 people.

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