Reporter May 17 2019

Flu’s “hidden target” may lead to universal vaccine: study

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a “hidden target” on the surface of the hypervariable influenza A virus that could lead to better ways to prevent and treat the flu.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Barbour, center, spoke about her husband’s transplant journey at the annual VUMC donor event. With her are, from left, Eric Grogan, MD, MPH, Ciara Shaver, MD, PhD, Jennifer Gray, PharmD, and Ivan Robbins, MD.

Event celebrates impact of philanthropy at VUMC

More than 300 members of the Canby Robinson Society, the Canby Robinson Legacy Circle and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community joined Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, last week at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens for a reception celebrating the community of supporters who help VUMC redefine personalized care.

Nutritional intervention for Angelman syndrome studied

A clinic is the first site for an international clinical trial for a nutritional intervention for patients with Angelman syndrome.

Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions

Joseph Smith Jr., MD, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

Byndloss selected for NIH future research leaders conference

Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, has been selected to participate in the Future Research Leaders Conference at the National Institutes of Health.

Jacqueline Harris receives a lift from fellow School of Medicine graduates, from left, Nick Baddour, Majaliwa Mzombwe, Jessica Lindsay Burris, Nikhil Chavali and Megan Shroder.

School of Medicine graduates ready to make positive impact

At commencement ceremonies for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduates last week, Dean Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, relinquished his usual role as commencement speaker and bestowed it to outgoing Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC.

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