Feb. 6, 2020—Lisa Bastarache, MS, research assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics, and Tony Capra, PhD, associate professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Informatics, described the intersection of genetics and electronic health records during last week’s Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture.
Feb. 6, 2020—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Medical Scholars Research Symposium was held Feb. 3 and highlighted the work of eight medical students who spent the 2018-2019 academic year immersed in research under the guidance of faculty mentors.
Feb. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt University biochemist Stanley Cohen, PhD, whose discovery of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its receptor earned him a Nobel Prize and opened the door to a new class of cancer therapies, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Nashville. He was 97.
Feb. 6, 2020—Josh Ferris was sitting in a hunting blind on Nov. 15, 2018, the first day of deer season in Michigan and the one-year anniversary of his stem cell donation, when he received an email from Todd Adams of Nashville, the recipient of his life-saving gift.
Feb. 5, 2020—To help aging individuals be more proactive about their memory health, VUMC is offering free memory screenings to anyone age 55 and older.
Feb. 5, 2020—After serving as interim president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, has been named to permanently fill the role of president. Succeeding Rush in the role as hospital’s chief of staff is John Thomas, MD, associate professor of Pediatric Urology.
Feb. 5, 2020—Two researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) are featured in Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer.
Feb. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, answers questions about the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China.
Feb. 5, 2020—Rhea Dodd is the first patient treated with an experimental cancer vaccine derived from a completely new cell engineering platform.