Author: Carole Bartoo
Oct. 17, 2013—Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow Annabelle de St. Maurice, M.D., has been awarded a grant to determine the relationship between pneumococcal vaccination and the emergence of certain strains of pneumococcal bacteria not covered by vaccines.
Oct. 10, 2013—Travis Ladner, a third-year student at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected for a 2013 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) student fellowship award. The award is presented to a medical student every year from a national pool of applicants.
Oct. 10, 2013—Thomas Kent has never met a stranger. He is quick to share tales about his time as a music manager in Las Vegas or to pull out one of his favorite one-liners. He says he’s the only Quaker minister in town with a wife behind the pulpit to strike a “bada-bing” after each joke.
Oct. 3, 2013—Michele Luhm Vigor, a member of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Class of 2014, has been selected by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation to receive a Physicians of Tomorrow Award.
Oct. 3, 2013—Talmadge King Jr., M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver Vanderbilt University School of Medicine's 12th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in 208 Light Hall.
Sep. 19, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) is one of nine U.S. sites funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to test the effectiveness of a vaccine to protect against the H7N9 bird flu that emerged in China this spring.
Sep. 12, 2013—After more than a month in and out of the hospital with her daughter, Kynslee, Kristen Allen felt she was at the end of her rope. Last spring, the nearly 2-year-old Columbia girl developed diarrhea that wouldn’t go away after taking antibiotics for repeated ear infections.
Sep. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt research shows that human antibodies to the natural strain of H5N1 also protected against a dangerous lab-created airborne strain developed several years ago by scientists in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin.
Aug. 22, 2013—Prescribing “atypical” antipsychotic medications to children and young adults with behavioral problems or mood disorders may put them at unnecessary risk for type 2 diabetes, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.
Aug. 22, 2013—Stephanie Duke, LPN, is quick and focused when she moves from patient to patient at the Vanderbilt Hillsboro Medical Group clinic. She says there is plenty going on here to keep her interest.
Aug. 22, 2013—A worrisome new avian influenza virus, called H7N9, emerged this spring in Eastern China.