Department of Medicine Archives
Nov. 21, 2022—James Ward “Tom” Thomas II, MD, former director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died Nov. 16 following a battle with cancer. He was 74.
Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues.
Nov. 17, 2022—In December Vanderbilt University Medical Center will again update the equation used for estimating kidney function with the goals of improving health equity and better guiding patient care decisions.
Nov. 17, 2022—An in-depth analysis by Vanderbilt investigators of published research studies supports removing race from the calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) — an assessment of kidney function.
Nov. 10, 2022—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.
Nov. 10, 2022—VUMC has begun enrolling patients with asthma in a clinical trial of a novel treatment: a medication approved to treat diabetes and obesity.
Nov. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt's Patty Wright, MD, is one of two recipients of the 2022 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Nov. 1, 2022—Donald Brady, MD, has been appointed to an expanded oversight role of Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.