Reporter Nov 11 2022

Study finds inherited link to appendix cancer

A Vanderbilt study is the first to show inherited risk factors for appendiceal cancer.

broken arm in cast

National Injury Prevention Day set for Nov. 18

National Injury Prevention Day, Nov. 18, highlights need for awareness

Gastric Cancer Foundation funds Eunyoung Choi research

The Gastric Cancer Foundation has awarded a one-year $100,000 research grant to Eunyoung Choi, PhD, to support her efforts to find a way to disrupt the transformation of dysplastic stem cells into stomach cancer.

Entrances to VUMC facilities to remain secured

VUMC is keeping most entrance points to its facilities secured in the same way they have been for the previous two-plus years.

AstraZeneca VP to discuss COVID-19 collaboration with VUMC Nov. 17

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Mark Esser, PhD, vice president, Early Vaccines and Immune Therapies R&D at AstraZeneca, will discuss his company’s collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center that led to development of the Evusheld antibody combo to prevent COVID-19 in high-risk individuals.

Jacek Hawiger, MD, PhD, third from right, with study team members, from left, Katherine Gibson-Corley, DVM, PhD, Yan Liu, MD, Jozef Zienkiewicz, PhD, Huan Qiao, MD, PhD, and Ruth Ann Veach.

Hawiger still blazing a trail in inflammation research

Vanderbilt research describes a new investigational peptide drug that can penetrate immune and nonimmune cells, and block inflammatory signaling in a preclinical model of atopic dermatitis — eczema.

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