Sep. 27, 2018—A trans-institutional team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University has received an $11 million Cancer Moonshot grant to build a single-cell resolution atlas to map out the routes that benign colonic polyps take to progress to colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.
Sep. 27, 2018—by Nancy Humphrey Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), part of a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been funded by the NIH for another four years. The new funding cycle began Sept. 1. VUMC is one of seven sites around the country selected in 2014 that will...
Sep. 27, 2018—by Bill Snyder Two years ago when she was given a type of penicillin to fight off bacterial pneumonia, Kelly Cummins developed a rash, itching and shortness of breath. Suspecting she was having a reaction to the life-saving medication, her doctor stopped the penicillin and substituted a different class of antibiotic. Cummins recovered but now...
Sep. 27, 2018—by Paul Govern Each year the Nashville Technology Council inducts a tech industry leader to the NTC Hall of Fame, and this year that honor will go to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Senior Vice President of Health Information Technology. Johnson will...
Sep. 27, 2018—A potential cancer drug aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of ionizing radiation in lung cancer patients is a step closer to development with funding support from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
Sep. 27, 2018—From left, Kathryn Carell Brown, Julie Carell Stadler and Edie Carell Johnson, daughters of the late Monroe Carell Jr. and Ann Scott Carell, join John W. Brock III, MD, to view the progress of the four-floor expansion of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will present its 17th annual Levi Watkins Jr., MD, Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in 208 Light Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the school’s Office for Diversity Affairs.
Sep. 27, 2018—It’s been five years since the Shade Tree Clinic incorporated ophthalmology services into its student-run health clinic.
Sep. 27, 2018—Rolanda Johnson, PhD, MSN, assistant dean for Academics and associate professor of Nursing, has been named assistant dean for Diversity and Inclusion for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Sep. 27, 2018—Officials from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Piedmont Natural Gas and Tootsies gathered Sept. 20 to gear up for the 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie’s.