Department of Surgery

VUMC’s new automated biobanking system can store as many as 10 million biospecimens.

Training grant builds research ethics capacity for genetic and genomic research in Nigeria

The long-standing partnership between Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and collaborators Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and Bayero University (BUK) is poised to address the growing demand for research in precision medicine in Africa.

McQueen posed on the LifeFlight helipad with some of the AMCT3 members now working at VUMC: Douglas Low, RN, Emergency Medicine; Shannon Martin, Emergency/LifeFlight paramedic; Joshua Smith, assistant professor of Clinical Surgery; Michael Derickson, assistant professor of Clinical Surgery; Christopher Bickett, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine; and Kayla Hearn, RN, Critical Care. (Photo by Donn Jones)

Top military medical leader supports additional expansion of partnerships with Medical Center 

VUMC is an official site of programs that deliver medical training opportunities to military medical personnel serving on Army Trauma Teams and that bring combat medics, licensed practical nurses and operating room technologists to VUMC for rotations to complete much of their annual medical skills competency requirements.

Peter Reese, MD, PhD

Peter Reese named to lead newly created Vanderbilt Center for Transplant Science

Peter Reese, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transplant Science.

Eunyoung Choi, PhD

Eunyoung Choi’s gastric cancer research merits AACR-Debbie’s Dream funding

Ongoing research by Eunyoung Choi, PhD, into how cells transform into abnormal versions of themselves that are the precursors to stomach cancer has received support from the American Association for Cancer Research.

Roger Dmochowski promoted to Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Perioperative Services

Roger Dmochowski, MD, MMHC, professor of Urology, Surgery, and Obstetrics & Gynecology and director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine, has been promoted to Vice President and Executive Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Vanderbilt University Hospital. He will function full time in this role.

Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial testing regenerative stem cell-based therapy to improve urinary control for women

The Phase 3 CELLEBRATE trial to test a regenerative stem cell-based therapy in treating patients with stress urinary incontinence is continuing to recruit additional subjects after changing its study protocol to include only patients who have already tried surgery. 

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