Reporter April 13 2018
Apr. 12, 2018—While many might prefer to not think about dying, healthcare professionals throughout the United States are encouraging patients and their families to do just that during a national awareness campaign April 16-22 that promotes the importance of completing an advance directive for healthcare.
Apr. 12, 2018—Sirtex Medical Ltd. has renewed a grant award to Dan Brown, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and chief of Interventional Oncology, and his Vanderbilt Health colleagues, for a research program designed to treat patients with liver tumors that cannot be addressed with surgery.
Apr. 12, 2018—Brian Kobilka, MD, who received the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), shared his team’s progress in understanding receptor activation — and how that might guide drug development — at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Apr. 12, 2018—Ingrid Mayer, MD, MSCI, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Komen Scholar for her leadership in breast cancer research.
Apr. 12, 2018—Henry Paul and Dave Robbins, members of country music group BlackHawk, as well as southern rock band The Outlaws, recently donated $40,000 to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) in support of melanoma research. Since 2006, the band members have generated more than $100,000 for VICC.
Apr. 12, 2018—The laboratory of James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, received the 2018 Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for Best Academic Research Team at the 18th World Vaccine Congress in Washington, DC, this week.
Apr. 12, 2018—Asa Radix, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7, noon-1 p.m., in VUSN’s Nursing Annex room 155.
Apr. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host a special event for patients and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that can cause tumors in the nervous system. The Neurofibromatosis Patient and Family Symposium will be held Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the VICC 8th floor conference center in the Preston Research Building, 2220 Pierce Ave.
Apr. 12, 2018—Every 10 minutes someone is added to the national organ transplant wait list.
Apr. 12, 2018—Alpha-gal allergy has commonly been referred to as “the red meat” allergy, but doctors at the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program (ASAP) helped uncover that not only red meat, but some medications, can contain alpha-gal.