Nov. 1, 2012—Simply giving parents a pamphlet about sleep habits did not help their children with autism spectrum disorders get a better night’s sleep, but capturing best practices for an overarching approach to insomnia in autism may help health care providers identify and manage symptoms in these patients.
Nov. 1, 2012—The spirit of mentorship and support shown to one potential medical student decades ago has come full circle in a bequest to establish a scholarship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Oct. 25, 2012—Camiron Pfennig, M.D., still fondly remembers performing her first operation. The then 5-year-old aptly used the brightly colored, chunky plastic tools from her Fisher Price doctor’s kit to extend the life of her beloved stuffed animals and dolls.
Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a major federal grant — just more than $7 million in the first year — to extend HIV/AIDS-related technical assistance and training in the rural province of Zambézia, Mozambique.
Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.
Oct. 18, 2012—New findings from Vanderbilt researchers may explain why only some individuals who have inherited mutations that increase risk for pulmonary hypertension actually develop the disease.
Oct. 18, 2012—They had just done a belly crawl in the Southport Saltpeter Cave in Maury County, Tenn., wriggling through a 90-foot-long shaft that was just a foot tall in some places, when Darrell Smith began acting strange. He took his helmet off, which the experienced spelunker would never do underground, and kept shining his headlamp in...
Oct. 17, 2012—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week.
Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.