infectious diseases Archives
Infectious disease expert Edwards ends storied career
Jan. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kathryn Edwards, MD, internationally recognized for her countless contributions to vaccine evaluation and implementation, public health advocacy, and the mentorship and training of new generations of experts in infectious disease over the past four decades, retired on Dec. 31, 2022.
Gregory inducted into Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame
Oct. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt's David Gregory, MD, associate professor of Medicine, emeritus, is among five honorees who will be inducted Oct. 18 to the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.
Bloch, Haas appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Jan. 3, 2022—Karen Bloch, MD, MPH, and David Haas, MD, have been appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Weigh risks, plan ahead prior to gathering for the holidays
Dec. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease experts advise this is the season to think very wisely about planned get-togethers.
Analysis seeks to better manage infection in dialysis patients
Apr. 1, 2021—Analysis seeks to better manage infection in dialysis patients
VUMC postdoctoral scientist named HHMI Hanna Gray Fellow
Feb. 18, 2021—Valeria Reyes Ruiz, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected as a 2020 Hanna Gray Fellow by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
HIV patients stay away after Nigerian clinic introduces fees
Dec. 10, 2020—Six years ago, in Nigeria, funding cutbacks for HIV treatment and the consequent introduction of patient fees were associated with sharp declines in new HIV clinic enrollments and patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART).
New space bolsters infectious disease and immunology discovery
Jul. 9, 2020—The Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) recently moved into its new research and administrative home.
Five things to know about China’s coronavirus outbreak
Feb. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, answers questions about the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China.
Edwards receives American Pediatric Society’s top award
Nov. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt's Kathryn Edwards, MD, is the recipient of the 2020 John Howland Award, the highest honor given by the American Pediatric Society (APS).
RSV transmission in the Middle East
Nov. 14, 2019—Understanding how RSV is transmitted, which strains dominate and how new strains emerge around the globe will guide better vaccine and anti-viral drug design.
New test assists physicians with quicker treatment decisions for sepsis
Oct. 3, 2019—Rapid blood culture diagnostics for patients with bacterial bloodstream infections delivered final results in 12 hours versus the two to three days required for conventional testing.