Volunteer with the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research on June 22, 1 PM - 4 PM!

The Center for Health Services Research is continuing to bring faculty and staff affiliated with the Center together to volunteer and support community activities across Nashville. We will be volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank on June 22, 1 PM - 4 PM.
The mission of Second Harvest is “to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.” Last year, Second Harvest distributed more than 31 million pounds of food to more than 460 Partner Agencies, providing more than 28 million meals to hungry children, families, and seniors throughout a 46-county service area.
Date: Saturday, June 22, 1 PM - 4 PM
Location: Second Harvest Food Bank, Martin Distribution Center, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228
What you’ll be doing: Evaluating and sorting non-perishable food donations from supermarkets and stores; assembling food boxes and bags for schools and senior feeding programs; and bagging bulk produce into family-sized portions.

Please let us know if you can join the Vanderbilt CHSR team June 22, 1 PM - 4 PM.
On May 6, 2019, the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research and CTSA Learning Health System platform co-sponsored the inaugural Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System. Throughout the afternoon, over 70 participants joined to hear Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH, Director, Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,  deliver a keynote on driving innovation, implementation, and sustainability in the learning health system and learn about ongoing implementation research efforts at VUMC through interactive panels, rapid fire presentations and poster sessions. Melissa Green-Parker, PhD, Program Officer for the NIH/NHLBI Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science,  led pre-symposium meetings with trainees and other researchers interested in NIH funding opportunities. Best poster awards went to Roy Coronado, PhD, Rohini Chakravarthy, MD/MBA candidate, and Keerti Dantuluri, MD. Awards for best operational partners were given to Michele Hasselblad, RN, MSN and Jay Morrison, RN, MSN, CPPS.
Roger Dmochowski, MDMHC
Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, Professor of Urology and Gynecology at VUMC, received the 2019 Victor A. Politano Award from the American Urological Association (AUA) for outstanding research and work in the field of urinary incontinence and for enhancing the treatment of incontinent patients, thereby helping to improve their quality of life.
Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH
Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH received John S. Sergent Award for teaching medical or graduate students in the small group setting at the Spring Faculty Meeting.
Sara Van Driest, MD, PhD
Sara Van Driest, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, received the 2019 Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM
Julia Phillippi, PhD, CNM, Assistant Professor of Nursing, has been named academic director of the Nurse-Midwifery program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She will also co-direct the Nurse-Midwifery/Family Nurse Practitioner dual-focus specialty with Courtney Pitts, DNP, FNP academic director.
Sean Collins,MD, MSc
Marie Griffin, MD, MPH
David Stevenson, PhD, SM
Sean Collins,MD, MSc, Executive Vice Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation-holder of the Endowed Clinical Directorship for Emergency Medicine Research.
Marie Griffin, MD, MPH, Professor of Health Policy and Medicine in the Department of Health Policy-holder of the Endowed Directorship in Public Health Research and Education

David Stevenson, PhD, SM, Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Health Policy-holder of the Endowed Directorship in Health Policy Education 
Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS
Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, division chief of General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was honored recently with the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Research Award.
Alan Storrow, MD
The multi-disciplinary project team headed by Alan Storrow, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and James Blumstein, LLB, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy has received a five-year $1.7 million research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe-harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.
Beth Malow, MD, MS
Beth Malow, MD, MS, is among a team of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researchers seeking to improve access to care for adults with autism by bringing quality care into their communities.
Stephen Deppen, PhD
Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH
Stephen Deppen, PhD, Clinical Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic Surgery and their team are exploring challenges distinguishing lung cancer from histoplasmosis, a fungal infection that creates cancer-mimicking lesions in the lungs. The team is looking to form a benign lung nodule consortium with other medical research institutions across the country to validate and extend work into clinical practice. 
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