Department of Medicine Archives
Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical (VUMC) researchers have received a $2.9 million federal grant to test the effectiveness of a new intervention that aims to help older patients reduce the number of medications they may be taking on a regular basis.
Sep. 15, 2016—Emerging viral infections like Zika keep popping up around the world in such quick succession that medicine is having a hard time keeping up. It can take 15 years and more than a billion dollars to bring a new drug to market.
Jun. 9, 2016—A new report released this week raises questions about “gene drives,” a biological process that can profoundly and rapidly alter the characteristics of entire species.
Jun. 9, 2016—Nancy Brown, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine, ticked off a wealth of accomplishments for the 2016 academic year at the recent State of the Department of Medicine Address
Jun. 9, 2016—A new study finds that uninsured heart attack patients are more likely to be transferred.
Jun. 2, 2016—A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has developed and tested software that scans electronic health records in real time to monitor cancer patient survival (from time of diagnosis) according to which genes, if any, are found to carry mutations.