Reporter April 4 2014

DBS for Parkinson’s trial moves to next level

A long-term Vanderbilt University Medical Center study of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in early-stage Parkinson’s disease has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue in a pivotal, phase III, large-scale safety and efficacy trial.

Dugan named to lead Division of Geriatric Medicine

Laura Dugan, M.D., the Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), will join the Vanderbilt faculty on April 7 to direct Vanderbilt University’s Division of Geriatric Medicine, a division of the Department of Medicine.

Shade Tree Trot

The rain last Saturday morning didn’t dampen spirits at the Shade Tree Trot.

Protein’s role in spread of colon cancer studied

One of the most formidable weapons in a cancer’s arsenal is the ability to spread to other organs.

Agarwal’s macular diseases research lands high honor

Walk into ophthalmologist Anita Agarwal’s office at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and there is something remarkably different about the décor.

VUMC named among top 100 U.S. hospitals

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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