Skip to main content

Reporter Dec 6 2019

Radiology’s Gochberg, Pham receive distinguished investigator awards

Dec. 6, 2019—Daniel Gochberg, PhD, and Wellington Pham, PhD, both faculty members in Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, received 2019 Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research.

Read more


Labadie, Rivas inducted into international otolaryngology collegium

Dec. 6, 2019—Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians were recently inducted into Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS), an international otolaryngology society created to facilitate collaboration and the open sharing of discoveries and ideas.

Read more


Study reveals mysteries of critical brain receptor complex

Dec. 5, 2019—Poorly functioning AMPARs have been linked to a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders including seizures, Alzheimer’s disease, major depression and autism spectrum disorder. Understanding how AMPARs are formed and operate is essential for the rational design of pharmacological compounds that, by tuning AMPAR activity up or down, could improve treatment of these conditions.

Read more


Rounds: Lessons on reducing waste from a DIY handyman

Dec. 5, 2019—My father-in-law, Ron, was an accomplished businessman who prided himself as a quintessential do-it-yourself guy when it came to home repairs. I, being a good son-in-law, listened attentively trying to absorb his sage advice given I’m somewhat more challenged by these tasks.

Read more


Rathmell named interim chair of Medicine

Dec. 5, 2019—W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, has been named as interim chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Read more


VEI’s Lebanon surgery center moving to VWCH

Dec. 5, 2019—The surgery center adjacent to the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Lebanon has closed and surgical care for VEI patients is moving to the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital Surgery Center.

Read more


Rate adjustment set for Medical Center employee parking

Dec. 5, 2019—Members of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community will see an increase in monthly fees for on-campus parking, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

Read more


ROSA technology helps ease patient’s violent seizures

Dec. 5, 2019—In the span of a month in December 2018, Daniel Lookabaugh suffered six severe seizures, requiring hospitalization at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt each time to have neurological care as well as intervention from Pediatric Orthopaedics to reset his jaw and shoulder.

Read more


Children’s Hospital verified as Level 1 for trauma care

Dec. 5, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has again been verified as a Level I pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Read more


Multisite study focuses on opioid use during pregnancy

Dec. 5, 2019—The Vanderbilt Maternal Addiction Recovery Program is participating in a 12-site clinical trial that will compare two forms of the medication buprenorphine in treating opioid use disorder during pregnancy, and the results could have a potentially significant impact on clinical practice.

Read more


Balko lands Mary Kay Foundation grant for breast cancer research

Dec. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's Justin Balko, PharmD, PhD, has received a $100,000 research grant from the Mary Kay Foundation.

Read more


Winning pitch

Dec. 5, 2019—John Wilson, PhD, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University, received a $50,000 research grant at the 2019 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Ambassador Breakfast.

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