Reporter Nov 2 2018

The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (Neil Brake/Vanderbilt)

Cancer Center among best in nation for stem cell transplant survival

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Stem Cell Transplant ranks among the best in the nation for donor stem cell transplant survival rates among large centers, according to an annual report.

Patient Experience Awards honor service excellence

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has recognized 182 clinicians and 25 clinical areas with Excellence in Patient Experience Awards in honor of their exceptional performance and commitment to service excellence.

Team’s findings show glutamine metabolism affects T cell signaling

The cellular nutrient glutamine launches a metabolic signaling pathway that promotes the function of some immune system T cells and suppresses others, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

Team seeks to identify immune response to influenza

Vanderbilt researchers, as part of the International Human Vaccines Project, are searching for the key to lasting protection against influenza by examining naturally protecting cells found in bone marrow.

New registry seeks answers to sports concussion mysteries

News of sport-related concussions may rule airtime on ESPN, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the situational factors surrounding concussions and the severity of symptoms were studied from a medical perspective.

Heckers honored by National Alliance on Mental Illness

Stephan Heckers, MD, MSc, William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Schizophrenia Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was recently recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with a 2018 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.

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