Skip to main content

Author: Craig Boerner

Schaffner lauded for epidemiology contributions

Sep. 20, 2012—William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the American College of Epidemiology’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award, in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the discipline of epidemiology.

Read more


Belmont, VU create Physical Therapy residency

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is joining with the School of Physical Therapy at Belmont University to initiate a Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency.

Read more


National type I diabetes prevention trial now an option for younger children

Jul. 31, 2012—A type I diabetes prevention study that is part of the TrialNet program at Vanderbilt is now enrolling children as young as 8 years old.

Read more


VU leading international trial of new stroke therapy

Jul. 12, 2012—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international clinical trial to examine the functional benefits of a combined therapy to treat acute ischemic stroke.

Read more


Family members can often sabotage diabetes care: study

Jun. 15, 2012—Nonsupportive family members contribute to poor adherence to medication regimens and lower glycemic control in adults with diabetes.

Read more


Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

Jun. 12, 2012—Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card.

Read more


Melatonin found to ease sleep woes in children with autism

Jan. 5, 2012—A new Vanderbilt study shows that the over-the-counter supplement melatonin is promising in helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and their families, sleep better. The study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, contributes to the growing literature on supplemental melatonin for insomnia in ASD, according to lead author Beth Malow, M.D.,...

Read more


Vanderbilt doctors to screen patients taking statins for genetic risk factors

Oct. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors announced today they will begin screening patients who take commonly prescribed statin drugs for a rare genetic variation that can increase risks for side effects from these drugs such as muscle aches, kidney damage and even death.

Read more


Vanderbilt study links military service in Middle East with serious lung disorder

Jul. 20, 2011—A Vanderbilt study of U.S. soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a serious lung condition linked to prolonged exposures to sulfur fires and burn pits.

Read more


Better tools needed to target autism treatments for children

Apr. 4, 2011—Although an evaluation of existing treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders found positive results in some studies, better information is needed to target the right treatments to specific children.

Read more


Elephants can transmit TB to humans

Mar. 11, 2011—Elephants can transmit TB to humans, researchers at the CDC, Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University have reported.

Read more


Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

more