VU study finds stress fuels breast cancer metastasis to bone
Jul. 18, 2012—Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.
‘U.S. News & World Report’ ranks VUMC No. 1 hospital in Tennessee
Jul. 17, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the nation’s elite providers of health care services by U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s 2012-13 Best Hospitals edition.
Insights for neuroscience drug discovery
Jul. 17, 2012—When discovering drugs for brain disorders, it’s important to test the candidates in multiple ways to avoid advancing those with restricted physiological effects.
School of Nursing benefactor Travis left lasting legacy
Jul. 12, 2012—Nancy Dillard Travis, an alumna and longtime friend and supporter of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, died on June 30. She was 88.
Minimally invasive therapy eases some pulmonary embolism
Jul. 12, 2012—A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that travels to the lungs and is one of those sneaky, and dangerous, conditions that can appear in perfectly healthy people, perhaps after a long flight or, as in the case of veteran NBC News reporter David Bloom, after sitting in a cramped military tank for several...
Childhood cancer investigator lands ‘Lemonade Stand’ grant
Jul. 12, 2012—Chin Chiang, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center faculty, has been awarded a $200,000 grant to study an aggressive form of childhood cancer.
Groomes named Stallworth interim medical director
Jul. 12, 2012—Thomas Groomes, M.D., has been named interim medical director of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Leapfrog Group gives VUH an ‘A’ for patient safety
Jul. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing VUH among the safest hospitals in the nation.
VU leading international trial of new stroke therapy
Jul. 12, 2012—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international clinical trial to examine the functional benefits of a combined therapy to treat acute ischemic stroke.
Hickson to chair board of patient safety foundation
Jul. 12, 2012—Gerald Hickson, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named chairman of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) Board of Directors as well as chairman of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.
Photo: Living well through cancer
Jul. 12, 2012—Olympic gold medal skating champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton was the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s annual cancer survivors day event held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. Nearly 600 people attended “Going for the Gold: Living Well through Cancer,” which featured activities for cancer patients, survivors, friends and families. (photo by Debra...
Photo: Lifting Lives
Jul. 12, 2012—Country music artist Luke Bryan visits with participants of the recent ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Academy of Country Music. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through performance and education. (courtesy ACM/Getty Images)...