Reporter March 10 2023

Study finds RSV may evade vaccines via rapid mutation

A Vanderbilt study concluded that RSV’s ability to mutate rapidly to escape detection by the body’s immune system makes it more challenging to design and develop vaccines that can stop it from spreading.

When half of their six children were diagnosed with what was then believed to be Type 1 diabetes, David and Ellen Pursell decided their family would participate in research related to the health condition. This family photo from several years ago includes, seated, from left, Peggy, Ramsey and Chrissy. Standing, from left, are Vaughan, Ellen, Martin, David and Parker.

Family’s participation key to advancing diabetes research

A study of one family from Alabama has led Vanderbilt researchers to discover that insulin deficiency, independent of the autoimmunity associated with Type 1 diabetes, is the principal factor leading to a markedly smaller pancreas.

Osterman named Associate Vice President for Research Informatics

Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been appointed to a new role as Associate Vice President for Research Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, center, with Seth Karp, MD, left, and Sunil Geevarghese, MD.

Lecture gives new insight on surgery icon Thomas

Vanderbilt’s recent H. William Scott Jr. Lecture in Surgical History offered unfiltered insight on the legacy of surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas.

New leadership promotions within VUSM announced

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has announced a number of leadership promotions.

Filicia McEuen, 11 years old, interacts with the new Get Well Network at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Get Well education and entertainment platform launches

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently launched a new digital patient engagement system to interact with patients and families.

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