Reporter July 15 2022

‘DNA’ podcast goes live: July 20 Twitter Spaces chat about mental health, teens

Season 3 of the “Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action” podcast series will kick off with a live Twitter Spaces chat about mental health, featuring several teens from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.

Holowatyj named chair of scientific advisory board for ACPMP Research Foundation

Vanderbilt’s Andreana Holowatyj, PhD, MSCI, has been named the inaugural chair of the scientific advisory board for the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation.

New program helps low-vision patients more safely navigate their home environments

Study explores clinical uses for polygenic risk scores

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $4.5 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to assess clinical outcomes and economic value of screening large, diverse health care populations for disease risk using polygenic risk scores.

John Pietsch, MD, founder of the ECMO program at Children’s Hospital, is retiring after 50 years of caring for patients.

Pediatric ECMO program founder Pietsch retires

John Pietsch, MD, the recently retired founder of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, didn’t grow up wanting to be a doctor.

Margaret Axelrod, PhD

Vanderbilt MSTP students receive P.E.O. Scholar Awards

Three aspiring physician-scientists in Vanderbilt University’s Medical Scientist Training Program are among this year’s recipients of highly competitive P.E.O. Scholar Awards.

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