The Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research is excited to announce the launch of the Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) 
directed by Dr. Sean Collins, Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
and director of the Clinical Trials Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

The Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) will develop a multifaceted and cross-specialty cohort of mid-career and senior researchers to be leaders in emergency care research and conduct well designed and methodologically sound studies positively impacting patient care. These investigators will also facilitate the development of junior faculty and mentees into independent investigators. CERI will grow by both expanding the Division of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine and incorporating investigators from other Divisions and Departments who participate in emergency care research. CERI aims to do this by two mechanisms: 1) supporting and developing current faculty who are promising junior, mid-career and senior researchers; and 2) recruitment of junior, mid-career and senior researchers who add to CERI’s vision by providing a unique methodology or program of research. CERI will also facilitate cross-specialty collaboration at VUMC by offering funding for 1-2 pilot studies each year. 
The Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) Team
Melinda Buntin, PhD,  named to Mike Curb Chair for Health Policy
Wes Ely, MD, MPH, named to Grant W. Liddle Chair
Ed Trevathan, MD, MPH named to Amos Christie Chair

CHSR's Melinda Buntin, PhD, Wes Ely, MD, MPH and Ed Trevathan, MD, MPH were recognized  by Vanderbilt University for their extraordinary academic achievements in a celebration to honor faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs. Crowd honors eight new endowed chair recipients.

From left: Jeff Balser, David Cliffel, Edward Chaum, N. Edwin Trevathan, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sebastian Joyce, Philippe Fauchet, Scott Borinstein, E. Wesley Ely and Provost Susan R. Wente. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)
Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI

Dr. Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has played a major role in the development of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.
Beth Malow, MD, MS

Initiative for young adults with autism adds distance learning

“If we could simulate through a distance learning program what we are doing with the immersion week, we could reach more participants throughout Tennessee and neighboring states,” said Beth Malow, MD, MS, Burry Professor of Cognitive Childhood Development, professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator.
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