Reporter Oct 3 2014
Oct. 2, 2014—For years, scientists have known that regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of cancer.
Oct. 2, 2014—If you’re a native of rural Mozambique who contracts HIV and becomes symptomatic, before seeking clinical testing and treatment, you’ll likely consult a traditional healer.
Oct. 2, 2014—A Vanderbilt University-led research team has discovered a “master regulator” for cholesterol production and transport in the liver — a tiny piece of RNA called microRNA-223.
Oct. 2, 2014—The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a special collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand the effects of cancer therapy on the heart. This type of collaboration is now helping to define the cardiovascular health of more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States.
Oct. 2, 2014—Numerous Emergency Medicine residents, physicians and staff shaved their heads in support of second-year EM resident Ryan Fritz, M.D., MBA, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for testicular cancer. Fritz was diagnosed earlier this year and underwent surgery, but routine testing later revealed the cancer had spread, thus warranting further treatment.
Oct. 2, 2014—Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, associate professor of Psychiatry, vice chair for Clinical Affairs for Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychiatry, and executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health, has been selected to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Governing Council on Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.
Oct. 2, 2014—Cynthia Facemire, MMCH, R.D., LDN, administrative director of Vanderbilt University Hospital Expansion and Transition, has been named to receive the Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at the organization’s upcoming Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Atlanta.
Oct. 2, 2014—A traveling exhibit, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” debuted this week in the History of Medicine Room at the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.