Nancy Humphrey

Lori Ann Kehler, OD, gives a low vision exam to patient Mary Elizabeth Parker at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

Low vision initiative for children lands new funding

Vanderbilt’s Project PAVE has received funding from the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to continue the program that has provided low-vision evaluations for more than 2,150 school-age children in Tennessee since 1993.

Michael Dewan, MD, MSCI

Study to explore why some gliomas spread like cancerous tumors

Vanderbilt’s Michael Dewan, MD, MSCI, has received a grant from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to study why some low-grade gliomas, a type of non-cancerous brain or spine tumor, spread and behave like cancerous tumors.

New chairs named to lead VUMC advisory boards

Liz Potocsnak and Larisa Featherstone have been named to positions on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s advisory boards.

Vanderbilt study finds that the most common oxygen saturation targets for hospitalized patients appear equally safe and effective

A Vanderbilt study looked at the oxygen saturation target that results in optimal outcomes — number of days alive and free of mechanical ventilation — in 2,500 critically ill adults receiving mechanical ventilation.

Shown here are members of the team working to evaluate new drug candidates for the treatment of kidney diseases.

Kidney diseases research collaboration renewed

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Bayer have agreed to continue a strategic research alliance to evaluate new drug candidates for the treatment of kidney diseases.

The International Retinal Research Foundation Board’s Sandra Blackwood poses with Vanderbilt’s Paul Sternberg Jr., MD, left, and David Calkins, PhD.

Major commitment bolsters Vanderbilt’s retinal vision research efforts

A $10 million gift from the International Retinal Research Foundation will establish a center dedicated to retinal vision research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and a directorship to support a physician-scientist leader in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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