Reporter July 22 2022

Anna Means, PhD, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, and colleagues are studying a group of proteins that are essential to the growth of colorectal cancer tumors.

Researchers find potential new target against colorectal cancer

Epidemiology PhD program receives CEPH accreditation

The Vanderbilt Epidemiology PhD Program has received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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Difficulty swallowing linked to chronic opioid use: study

Vanderbilt researchers found that chronic use of opioid painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone significantly increases the risk of dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing.

Study shows benefits of health coaching for chronic conditions

A study led by Vanderbilt’s Ruth Wolever, PhD, found that 10 sessions of health coaching for people at risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes or both led to increased physical activity which was sustained six months after the intervention ended.

VIGH, VICC establish cancer research program in Zambia

Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Zambia (UNZA) are partnering on a program to develop a cadre of researchers and educators to lead cancer epidemiology research and training in Zambia.

VUMC Nursing Informatics leader Hughart to retire

Vanderbilt Nursing Informatics leader Karen Hughart, MSN, RN, is retiring at the end of July after 45 years at the Medical Center.

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