NIH grants bolster autism research, treatment efforts
May. 9, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have received grant awards from the National Institutes of Health as part of the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) research program. The NIH announced grant awards of $100 million over five years to 11 centers nationwide, three of which feature projects from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigators, to further studies on autism treatment and intervention.
Lecturer seeks to unravel viral replication’s mysteries
May. 9, 2013—Viruses are among the most confounding creatures on the planet.
VHVI repository helps define cardiac disease mechanisms
May. 9, 2013—Peggi Angel, Ph.D., research instructor in Biochemistry, studies congenital aortic valve stenosis in children. It’s a disease where the heart valve, which is normally very thin, becomes bloated with extracellular matrix. This occurs rapidly in some children but not in others.
Photo: Nursing awards
May. 9, 2013—Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., executive chief nursing officer, left, and Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, dean of the School of Nursing, center, with Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., Employee Assistance Program nurse wellness specialist, who received of the Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award during the 2013 Nurses Week Awards and Recognition Ceremony last week in Langford Auditorium. Individual nurses, teams and supporters of nursing were acknowledged for their ongoing dedication to patients and families.
Russell’s diabetes treatment efforts honored
May. 9, 2013—The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has awarded Vanderbilt’s William Russell, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and director of the division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, its highest honor — the Living and Giving Award for support of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Clinical Pharmacology celebrates milestone
May. 9, 2013—The 50th anniversary of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology will be celebrated Thursday, June 6, with a daylong scientific symposium and luncheon in the Student Life Center.
Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving
May. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through the newly released video for “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
Arteaga to lead major new cancer research initiatives
May. 9, 2013—Carlos Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been appointed to lead two newly created cancer research initiatives at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Personal touch: Family’s story drives home impact of research
May. 9, 2013—For 30 minutes Tuesday, Terry Marlin, father of two young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, was the professor, telling his story to a group of Vanderbilt University graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Roundtable explores employers’ health care expectations
May. 9, 2013—As the United States grapples with a combination of unsustainable growth in health care costs and comparatively lackluster overall population health, Vanderbilt and other leading employers in the region are seeking to improve the value of health care services for their health plan beneficiaries.
Dual-action enzyme protects esophagus
May. 9, 2013—An antioxidant enzyme also functions as a tumor suppressor to limit cancer development in the esophagus.
Mountain States Health Alliance, Vanderbilt announce strategic affiliation
May. 3, 2013—The leaders of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced Friday that the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement that will benefit MSHA, VUMC and the residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. “We are pleased to announce this mutual affiliation between Vanderbilt and MSHA,” said Dennis Vonderfecht, president...