Reporter April 1 2016
Diabetes management and low income
Apr. 6, 2016—Adherence to medication was the only self-care activity independently associated with glycemic control in a low-income population.
Immune defenses in asthma
Apr. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers show that a certain factor negatively impacts the first-line responder cells in the lungs, providing one explanation for why patients with asthma are at greater risk for invasive bacterial disease.
New role identified for p73 gene
Apr. 1, 2016—The p73 gene is required for the generation of cilia – hair-like projections on cells – findings that could have implications for the study of lung diseases and sterility.
Study looks at doctors’ response to genetic testing
Mar. 31, 2016—A new clinical implementation study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures how physicians have responded to the introduction of routine genetic testing to predict patient response to the commonly prescribed antiplatelet drug clopidogrel.
Cadaver Ball 2016
Mar. 31, 2016—Students, faculty and administrators of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine took over Marathon Music Works in downtown Nashville recently for the annual Cadaver Ball.
Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus, Allergy Program sees uptick in alpha-gal syndrome
Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus, and Allergy Program has seen an increase in the number of patients being treated for alpha-gal syndrome, commonly known as the red meat allergy linked to tick bites.
Critical care nurse springs into action when young friend suffers stroke
Mar. 31, 2016—A 27-year-old Nashville woman is thankful a neuro critical care nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt University Medical Center was nearby when she suffered a stroke last month.
VUMC again named a leader in LGBT health care equality
Mar. 31, 2016—For the fifth year in a row, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index 2016.
Anesthesiology adds new leaders, roles
Mar. 31, 2016—The Department of Anesthesiology is adding to its leadership structure. Andrew Shaw, MBBS, has been named to the newly created role of executive vice chair of the department, and Mark Rice, M.D., has been named to the newly created role of associate vice-chair for clinical affairs.
VUMC hosts Donate Life event
Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will hold its seventh annual Donate Life Flag- Raising Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, as part of national Donate Life month.
Benches, trees highlight VUMC Plaza renovation
Mar. 31, 2016—The Medical Center campus looks different yet again as the latest phase of the plaza renovation, the space in front of Light Hall, has reopened for pedestrian traffic.
Patient encourages early screening for colon cancer
Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient encourages early screening for colon cancer.