Reporter May 6 2022

Autism and sleep problems

Vanderbilt researchers developed a framework for using de-identified medical records to characterize sleep in people on the autism spectrum — a framework that should also be useful for studying other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Gene variants and transplant drug dose

Genotyping multiple enzymes that metabolize the immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus — common used for lung transplant recipients — is important for correct dosing of the drug, Vanderbilt researchers found.

Award winners and faculty pose for a photo before last week’s School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting.

Faculty awards honor teaching, clinical, research excellence

The 2022 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Academic Enterprise Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service, and Outstanding Contributions to Research were presented April 29 during the annual spring faculty meeting.

Erin Green, PhD, Eric Skaar, PhD, MPH, and colleagues are studying how a certain bacterial pathogen can survive on hospital surfaces for months with no water.

VUMC team discovers how bacterial pathogen survives without water

Vanderbilt researchers are studying a bacterial pathogen that can survive on hospital surfaces — without water — for months, an ability that has helped it become a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections.

COVID-associated bleeding risk

While case reports have noted acquired hemophilia after COVID-19 infection or vaccination, a new study finds no increased risk.

Shown at Monday’s VICC Annual Scientific Retreat are (front row, from left) Timothy Blackwell, MD, Fabien Maldonado, MD, Denise Aberle, MD, Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, Kim Sandler, MD, (back row, from left) Eric Grogan, MD, MPH, Sudhir Srivastava, PhD, MPH, M. Patricia Rivera, MD, Julien Sage, PhD, David Carbone, MD, PhD, and Scott Hiebert, PhD.

VICC Scientific Retreat focuses on lung cancer

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