Skip to main content

Reporter July 26 2013

Factor’s role in long bone development

Jul. 31, 2013—Insight into how the protein neurofibromin participates in the signaling pathway that produces the body’s long bones has implications for fracture healing in some patients.

Read more


Motor protein revs up cell division

Jul. 29, 2013—A motor protein that helps drive cell division may be a promising new target for cancer therapeutics.

Read more


Reducing fatal rhythms after heart attack

Jul. 26, 2013—Reducing heart muscle response to calcium could decrease the risk of fatal arrhythmias after heart attacks.

Read more


Voluntary early retirement program for VUMC staff outlined

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is announcing the Staff Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program.

Read more


VUMC named among ‘most-wired’ U.S. hospitals

Jul. 25, 2013—For the ninth consecutive year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the nation's 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovative efforts in medical technology.

Read more


App helps children manage their health care routines

Jul. 25, 2013—Adults have calendar applications on all their digital devices to remind them of appointments and what’s next on their agenda.

Read more


Award bolsters study of bladder cancer chemo resistance

Jul. 25, 2013—David DeGraff, Ph.D., has received the 2013 BCAN Young Investigator Award for Bladder Cancer Research.

Read more


Event to highlight breast-feeding’s benefits

Jul. 25, 2013—Adjoa Taylor is no stranger to breast-feeding. The mother of five is well versed in the advantages of nursing for her children. But what she discovered were the benefits for herself.

Read more


Byrd named president of echocardiography society

Jul. 25, 2013—Benjamin Byrd III, M.D., professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been named president of the 16,000-member American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) for a one-year term following the society’s 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, which were held earlier this month in Minneapolis.

Read more


New policies, procedures in place for vendor representatives

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently partnered with Vendormate Credentialing Services to manage policies and procedures regarding vendor representatives. Among the changes was the implementation of a daily pass system in place of the previous system of annually renewed badges for vendor representatives.

Read more


Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic in Mt. Juliet hits milestone

Jul. 25, 2013—The Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., has treated its 1,000th patient since the doors opened March 25.

Read more


Grant to support blindess research

Jul. 25, 2013—Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) recently awarded a $110,000 grant to Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in support of research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.

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