infectious disease Archives
Mathers Foundation award supports study of crosstalk between skeletal, immune systems
Jul. 7, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jim Cassat, MD, PhD, has received a three-year, $750,000 award from the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation to support research exploring the interplay between bone homeostasis and infectious disease.
Bhave, Grome receive awards at Research Forum
Jun. 18, 2020—Gautam (Jay) Bhave, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the 2020 Grant W. Liddle Award for “exemplary leadership in the promotion of scientific research” at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Imaging host-pathogen battle for metal
Oct. 31, 2019—An unprecedented view of bacterial products within infected tissues opens new opportunities to explore infection biology and devise novel therapeutic strategies.
New HIV research training program launched
Sep. 20, 2018—With the help of a $1.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a specialized research training program called Vanderbilt Scholars in HIV and Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Research, or V-SCHoLARs.
Study uses decision support to reduce unneeded lab tests
Nov. 30, 2017—Diarrhea has many causes, and when there are prolonged or severe symptoms clinicians sometimes consider lab testing to help guide treatment. But sometimes they stray from published guidelines in the direction of overtesting.
Clue to recurrent C. diff infection
May. 1, 2017—Children who experience recurrent C. diff infections may have fecal inflammatory markers that could predict risk and improve management of these infections.
Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows
Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
Bacteria expert Hultgren to deliver Discovery Lecture
Feb. 28, 2013—Scott Hultgren, Ph.D., an expert on the interactions between bacteria and human hosts, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 7.
VU’s Pettit named ‘Tennessean of the Year’
Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt’s April Pettit, M.D., MPH, instructor in Medicine, is being recognized as the “Tennessean of the Year” by the readers and editorial board of The Tennessean.
Team creates new view of body’s infection response
Aug. 9, 2012—A new 3-D view of the body’s response to infection — and the ability to identify proteins involved in the response — could point to novel biomarkers and therapeutic agents for infectious diseases.
Early HIV treatment also can prevent TB: study
Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.
MRSA in pregnancy may be less dangerous than previously thought
Apr. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt pediatric infectious disease researchers studying antibiotic-resistant staph say fears that mothers carrying the germ may set their newborns up for infection are unfounded.