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Author: Jessica Pasley

Heart transplant links donor, recipient with different blood types

Oct. 9, 2013—Pediatric cardiac surgeons at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have performed the state’s first ABO incompatible heart transplant in a 2-month-old patient.

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Event to distribute Team Vanderbilt gear

Sep. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt employees registered for any upcoming Vanderbilt-sponsored walk, run or ride will have an opportunity to pick up Team Vanderbilt T-shirts on Oct. 8 and 9.

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Team tracking new options to treat glaucoma

Sep. 19, 2013—Three years ago, a team of researchers led by David Calkins, Ph.D., vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, showed that the first sign of injury in glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, occurs in the brain.

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Affiliation links VU, Cumberland Pediatric Alliance

Aug. 22, 2013—Cumberland Pediatric Alliance (CPA) is joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN). The transition of operations is expected to be complete by October.

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Glaucoma patients focus of Sousan’s sharing nature

Aug. 15, 2013—Suzanne Sousan is not afraid of much.

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Glasses bring girl’s world back in focus

Aug. 8, 2013—Once upon a time, teenage girls were not clamoring to sport a pair of thick, black, oversized eyeglasses.

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Team Vanderbilt to serve as information portal for local walks, races

Aug. 2, 2013—Nashville is home to hundreds of charitable walks, runs and rides. Team Vanderbilt will serve as a one-stop recruitment and information portal for events affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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‘Team Vanderbilt’ new starting point for all walks, races

Aug. 1, 2013—Nashville is home to hundreds of charitable walks, runs and rides. It often becomes overwhelming to decipher who, what, when, where and how many are taking place.

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Vanderbilt and Williamson Medical Center team to strengthen walk-in clinic services

Jul. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center Clinics and Services, LLC, is officially open for business.

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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.

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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.

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‘Bionic eye’ new option for retinitis pigmentosa patients

Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been chosen as one of 12 sites in the United States to offer the first FDA-approved bionic eye for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

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