Reporter Feb 18 2022

Park named director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, deputy director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named the center’s new director.

Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program personnel include (front row, from left) Chelsea Gorsline, MD, Sophie Katz, MD, Gowri Satyanarayana, MD. Not pictured, Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD, Jessica Gillon, PharmD, (back row, from left) Milner Staub, MD, George Nelson, MD, Ben Ereshefsky, PharmD, and Jeff Frieberg, MD, PhD.

VUMC recognized for antimicrobial drug stewardship efforts

Pandemic leads to broader use of monoclonal antibodies

Antiviral drugs and coronavirus-fighting monoclonal antibodies, including those discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, remain crucially important in the continuing fight against COVID-19.

During the pandemic, Michael Topf, MD, and Amy Whigham, MD, created virtual four-week rotations to help recruit students interested in matching into the Department of Otolaryngology’s residency program.

Virtual tours boost Otolaryngology resident recruiting

When the pandemic began, Vanderbilt’s Amy Whigham, MD, MS-HPEd, developed a plan to turn the Department of Otolaryngology’s medical student education and residency recruitment efforts into a virtual experience.

Patient’s donation triggers chain of kidney transplants

Mary Marlowe couldn’t have known it at the time, but her decision in January 2021 to give a kidney to a total stranger would set off a chain reaction that would result in four people getting kidneys in one week in September 2021 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Learning about PAVE

Brad Turner, Commissioner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (back row, second from right), recently visited the Vanderbilt Eye Institute to learn about the PAVE (Providing Access to the Visual Environment) program.