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Reporter Sept 15 2017

NSAIDs, genetics and miscarriage

Sep. 20, 2017—A certain genetic variant, in combination with the use of anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen during early pregnancy, may protect women from miscarriage.

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Medication safety in the ICU

Sep. 19, 2017—Facilitated reporting of medication-related events in the intensive care unit can provide opportunities for optimizing quality of care and patient safety.

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Inhibiting obesity

Sep. 15, 2017—An enzyme in the gut – NAPE-PLD – is required for the action of signaling molecules that reduce food intake and weight gain.

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Acid reflux cancer link

Sep. 14, 2017—Blocking acid reflux-induced production of reactive oxygen compounds may be a useful strategy for preventing DNA damage and decreasing the risk of esophageal cancer.

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New Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinic in Bellevue debuts Sept. 22

Sep. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt Health is opening a new Walk-In Clinic in Bellevue on Friday, Sept. 22.

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Piano named to lead School of Nursing research program

Sep. 14, 2017—Mariann Piano, Ph.D., a distinguished researcher in cardiovascular disease and expert on the effects of binge drinking and young adults, has been named senior associate dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN).

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Trio of Vanderbilt scientists set for Discovery Lecture

Sep. 14, 2017—Three Vanderbilt University scientists on the forefront of research in cellular dynamics and cancer treatment will discuss their cutting-edge investigations during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 21.

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Talking epigenetics

Sep. 14, 2017—Ian Macara, Ph.D., left, chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., right, dean of Basic Sciences in the School of Medicine, visited with Rockefeller University professor David Allis, Ph.D., last week prior to Allis’ Flexner Discovery Lecture on epigenetics.

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Two from VU take roles with Nashville Metro Board of Health

Sep. 14, 2017—Carol Etherington, MSN, R.N., associate professor of Nursing, emerita, was recently elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County, and Alex Jahangir, M.D., MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery, joined the board as a member.

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Swearing-in ceremony

Sep. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Jesse Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, right, posed for a photo at the White House with Vice President Mike Pence, center, at the recent ceremony swearing in Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, left, as Surgeon General of the United States.

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Malin appointed to European EHR anonymization group

Sep. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Bradley Malin, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Technical Anonymization Group, recently established by the European Medicines Agency to advise it regarding best practices for the anonymization of patient information used in research.

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Vanderbilt to host symposium on bone marrow disorders

Sep. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) clinicians will host an educational symposium on bone marrow disorders, including bone marrow failure, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), on Friday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave. South.

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