Skip to main content

Reporter Sept 20 2019

Treating C. diff: new purpose for an old drug?

Sep. 24, 2019—An inexpensive generic drug once used to prevent gastrointestinal ulcers in people taking daily NSAIDs protects against C. diff infection in mice.

Read more


Tailoring treatment for heart defect

Sep. 23, 2019—By defining the clinical and genetic factors that predict treatment response, Vanderbilt investigators aim to personalize therapy for a common heart complication in preterm infants.

Read more


UPDATE: Information about 403(b) Plan Settlement

Sep. 20, 2019—In late August a number of faculty members and other employees received a notice regarding a class action settlement from the Settlement Administrator that has been appointed in the matter.

Read more


Microvilli in motion

Sep. 19, 2019—Live cell imaging studies have revealed that microvilli — finger-like protrusions on the surface of epithelial cells — move and collide as they form the brush border.

Read more


New telehealth initiative aims to enhance cancer care in rural areas

Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC is leading an effort to improve cancer care in rural areas with a telehealth initiative supported with a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Read more


Gamazon receives NIH Genomic Innovator Award

Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC's Eric Gamazon is one of only six investigators to receive an inaugural Genomic Innovator Award from the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the NIH.

Read more


Heart Walk 2019

Sep. 19, 2019—This year's Greater Nashville Heart Walk will raise close to $2 million in its fight against heart disease and stroke as well as provide funding for public and professional education and community service programs.

Read more


VUMC’s Blume honored by the University of Amsterdam

Sep. 19, 2019—The University of Amsterdam has awarded the 2019 Spinoza Chair in medicine to Jeffrey Blume, PhD, associate professor of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at VUMC.

Read more


Study seeks factors that increase risk of toxicant exposure

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers hope to identify factors that may make humans more susceptible to toxicant exposure — specifically the presence of pre-existing inflammatory disease.

Read more


Address outlines Pediatrics’ achievements, goals

Sep. 19, 2019—In his annual State of the Department of Pediatrics address, Steven Webber, MRCP, the department’s chair, detailed the significant growth the department has enjoyed in the past year.

Read more


Potential prostate cancer biomarkers

Sep. 19, 2019—An analysis of more than 140,000 people of European ancestry has identified blood protein biomarkers associated with prostate cancer risk.

Read more


All-in-one pill helps reduce blood pressure, cholesterol

Sep. 19, 2019—A single pill containing low doses of three medications to treat high blood pressure and one to lower cholesterol reduced the estimated risk of cardiovascular disease by 25%, according to a VUMC study.

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