Naji Abumrad Archives
Dolly Parton donates $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Jun. 15, 2022—Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help in the fight against serious infectious diseases such as coronavirus that have worldwide ramifications.
A shot in the arm
Mar. 3, 2021—Country music icon Dolly Parton received her COVID-19 vaccination at Vanderbilt Health Tuesday from Naji Abumrad, MD, and urged everyone not to hesitate to get their vaccine when they become eligible to receive it.
Bile acids mediate metabolic benefits of weight-loss surgery
Jan. 10, 2019—A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signaling pathway in the positive metabolic effects of weight-loss surgery.
VPMM symposium to explore bariatric surgery’s development
Jan. 7, 2016—The development of bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes will be explored during this year’s “bench-to-bedside” symposium Jan. 13 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The symposium, organized by the Vanderbilt Program in Molecular Medicine (VPMM), will feature the perspectives of clinicians, researchers and patients. It will be held from 5...
Study finds rerouting bile acids may offer simpler alternative to gastric bypass surgery
Jul. 21, 2015—A new surgical procedure could offer a simpler approach to achieve some of the same weight-loss and metabolic benefits associated with gastric bypass surgery, researchers at VUMC report.
Karp takes new role as Department of Surgery chair
Apr. 16, 2015—Seth Karp, M.D., professor of Surgery and Ingram Professor of Surgical Sciences, has been named the new chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.
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.”
Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly
Aug. 22, 2014—An international expert on slavery and emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries was awarded the prestigious Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research during Vanderbilt University’s Fall Faculty Assembly.
Weight regain after gastric bypass
Aug. 15, 2014—Early weight regain after gastric bypass surgery does not reverse metabolic improvements, and the "hunger hormone" ghrelin might indicate who is susceptible to weight regain.
Digestive disease research bolstered by grant renewal
Jan. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Digestive Disease Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a second five-year renewal of its federal research grant.