Department of Pathology Microbiology and Immunology

Alyssa Hasty, PhD, left, Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD, and Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, are part of a multidisciplinary team that received a 2023 Endeavor Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research to study the connection between obesity and cancer. Team members not pictured include Kathryn Wellen, PhD, Liza Makowski, PhD, and Kathryn Beckermann, MD, PhD.

Vanderbilt-led team receives 2023 Endeavor Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

A multidisciplinary team of investigators has received a 2023 Endeavor Award from The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research to support four closely linked projects exploring the fundamental mechanisms that drive the obesity-cancer connection,

AI predicts blood clot risk in hospitalized children: VUMC study

An artificial intelligence tool developed at Vanderbilt accurately identified pediatric patients at high risk for blood clots in a clinical trial, with no difference in outcomes compared to a control group.

Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD, center, George Xu, left, and Matthew Loberg led a multidisciplinary study that identified a molecular signature for aggressive thyroid cancer, which could help guide treatment approaches for patients. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Researchers discover molecular signature for aggressive thyroid cancer

A Vanderbilt study found that a molecular signature that predicts aggressive thyroid cancer could help guide treatment approaches for patients.

Laboratory employees get an early look at new facility

Vanderbilt University Medical Center laboratory employees, their families and many others involved in the ongoing transformation of the Medical Center’s laboratories had a first peek at the new 110,000-square-foot core laboratory space during a recent open house.

Martin Douglass, PhD, is studying how Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), a bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis, inflammation of the colon, responds to host-mediated immune responses.

VUMC postdoctoral researcher selected as HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow

Vanderbilt postdoctoral researcher Martin Douglass, PhD, has been named a 2023 Hanna Gray Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

James Crowe’s antibody research lands American Society for Microbiology Award

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s James Crowe Jr., MD, has been named to receive the 2024 American Society for Microbiology Award for Applied and Biotechnological Research.

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