Reporter March 11 2016

Steps to allergy relief as tree pollen season begins

Allergies have a seasonal rhythm to their comings and goings, and we are in the midst of one of the biggest allergy seasons of the year: tree pollen season.

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint to open new clinics in Franklin, Brentwood

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint is expanding its footprint in Williamson County with two new locations — Franklin and Brentwood — to offer patients greater convenience.

Sweatt named chair of Department of Pharmacology

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, director of the Civitan International Research Center, and director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Pharmacology.

Brain Blast

Brain Blast, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, attracted about 325 children and 300 adults to a variety of free, hands-on activities directed by 50 volunteers, including Vanderbilt graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty members.


IOM study calls for better evidence for biomarker tests

Biomarker tests that help determine which patients may benefit from molecularly targeted therapies need better evidence and oversight to improve their effectiveness and availability, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Pioneering diabetes researcher Park celebrates 100th birthday

Pioneering Vanderbilt diabetes researcher Charles R. “Rollo” Park, M.D., celebrated his 100th birthday on March 2 at the Heritage of Brentwood with his wife of more than 70 years, Jane Park, Ph.D., professor emerita of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

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