Raymond Burk

Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Gastroenterology director Burk

Raymond Burk Jr., MD, former director of the Vanderbilt’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, died May 1 in Nashville. He was 80.

Study explores protein’s role in inflammation-associated cancer

An antioxidant protein may protect against colon cancer that develops in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting new strategies for reducing colon cancer risk in these patients.

Protein interaction protects against neurodegeneration

Two proteins interact to maintain selenium levels in the brain, and protect neurons from degeneration.

Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.