Trauma study aims to improve survival for bleeding patients
Jun. 1, 2022—Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are joining Vanderbilt LifeFlight in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with resuscitation techniques used to keep patients alive after a traumatic injury.
VUMC study sheds light on gastric cancer development
Jan. 16, 2020—VUMC researchers have created the world’s first laboratory model of precancerous changes in the lining of the stomach, a scientific tour de force that is helping to unlock the mysteries of gastric cancer development.
VUMC and TGen receive $6.1 million in grants to study deadly lung disease
Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope and the Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Arizona, have received a $3.5 million federal grant to study the cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) the nation’s most common and severe form of fibrotic lung disease.
VUMC scientists ‘sprint’ to find anti-Zika antibodies
Jan. 24, 2019—Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues in Boston, Seattle and St. Louis are racing to develop — in a mere 90 days — a protective antibody-based treatment that can stop the spread of the Zika virus.
DOD study to explore guidelines for ankle, knee surgery patients
Jun. 7, 2018—Although military personnel often suffer ankle and knee fractures requiring surgery, there’s no definitive consensus on when they should stop using crutches and start putting weight on their injured limbs again.
Team seeks to build EMR system for battlefield scenarios
Oct. 19, 2017—Daniel Fabbri, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science, has been awarded a $1.7 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to create an automated clinical documentation system for use in battlefield ambulances and helicopters.
New grants bolster Trauma program’s research initiatives
Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care was recently awarded two new research grants.
Grant spurs research into trauma-induced vision loss
Feb. 4, 2016—Tonia Rex, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are working to uncover how best to treat ocular trauma, the fourth leading cause of blindness worldwide.
Efforts to support employees in Guard, Reserve honored
Sep. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials were recently honored by the Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for their dedication to supporting reserve military personnel.
Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish
Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
Study tracks how gene may promote lung cancer tumors
Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified how one of the genes most commonly mutated in lung cancer may promote such tumors.
Skeletal defects in genetic disorder
Nov. 18, 2011—A new mouse model provides a tool for testing novel therapeutic approaches for neurofibromatosis.