medicine

Irish step dancing and science share equal billing in Maureen Gannon’s world

She is known for her diabetes research. She’s also pretty proud of her polished lift, a high, straight-legged kick that shows both flexibility and gracefulness.

Janet Darnell received a life-saving lung transplant. Five months later she received life-saving surgery for colon cancer. She calls herself a “walking miracle.”

Without the lung transplant, the cancer may never have been detected.

Rob Hood, recognized as top leader, gives all the credit to his team

“So much of what our team has succeeded in is owed to Dr. Hood’s immeasurable support and wisdom.”

Micropipette’s “accuracy is beautiful” for medical researcher Jun Qian

Being able to manipulate things too small to be seen is still a source of amazement

University Course students meet with legislators during visit to General Assembly

Students from a University Course on the nation’s health care policies spent an immersive day at the Tennessee State Capitol recently, meeting with legislators and discussing issues.

VU Inside: Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

Vanderbilt University Medical Center nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. William Fissell IV is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an artificial implantable kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart.

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