Jorn-Hendrik Weitkamp

Three elected to the American Pediatric Society

Three physicians in the Vanderbilt Department of Pediatrics have been elected to the American Pediatric Society.

Mother knows best

The first demonstration of bacterial DNA in mammalian fetal intestinal tissue suggests that the mother’s microbiome moves into the fetal intestine.

Tiny baby holding man's thumb

Gut woes of preemies focus of microbiome effort

A multidisciplinary team of microbiome researchers at Vanderbilt University is shedding light on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a disease of prematurity that kills hundreds of babies and costs the U.S. health care system an estimated $5 billion a year.

Richard Powell

Digestive disease research bolstered by grant renewal

The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a second five-year renewal of its federal research grant.