Reporter June 5 2015

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Study identifies C. diff toxin receptor, suggests new treatment approaches

Vanderbilt University investigators have identified a cellular receptor for a toxin from Clostridium difficile (“C. diff”) — the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea in the United States.

New VU app takes SMART look at clinical information sharing

On June 1 in Chicago, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a mobile computer application under development at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, called SMART Precision Cancer Medicine (PCM), was featured in a demonstration of improved cancer care coordination through clinical data interoperability and electronic clinical information sharing.

Anderson elected treasurer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Ted Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Betty and Lonnie S. Burnett Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recently elected treasurer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). His three-year term began in May.

Dalley’s contributions to anatomical sciences recognized

Arthur Dalley, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt, recently received the highest education award for human anatomy education in the anatomical sciences during the 2015 Experimental Biology meeting in Boston.

Noted vascular surgeon Valentine joins Section of Surgical Sciences

James Valentine, M.D., has joined the Section of Surgical Sciences, in the Division of Vascular Surgery, returning to Vanderbilt nearly 40 years after earning his undergraduate degree here.

Garrison named to NIH diversity working group

Nanibaa’ Garrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Anthropology, has been appointed to serve on the Working Group on Diversity, which is an arm of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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