Reporter April 15 2022
Stevenson to serve as co-chair of MD Admissions Committee
Apr. 14, 2022—David Stevenson, PhD, will become co-chair of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s MD Admissions Committee on July .
Students tap Splittgerber to receive Shovel Award for outstanding teaching
Apr. 14, 2022—Ryan Splittgerber, PhD, received the Shovel Award at this year's Cadaver Ball for his impact on the medical education of the fourth-year students.
VUMC research team receives $1 million grant from AHA to study impact of long-COVID on heart
Apr. 14, 2022—A research team led by Cyndya Shibao, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received a three-year, $1-million grant from the American Heart Association to study long-term effects of COVID-19 on the heart and cardiovascular system.
Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients
Apr. 13, 2022—Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows.
Donate Life honors those who gave the ultimate gift
Apr. 13, 2022—April is National Donate Life Month. A total of 109 people gave the gift of life as deceased organ donors at VUMC in 2021, resulting in saving 280 lives, more than any other year, according to Tennessee Donor Services (TDS). A total of 203 people were tissue donors, enhancing the lives of 3,165 people, reported TDS, the federally designated donor network that facilitates organ and tissue donation in the region.
Volunteering for vaccine research a family affair
Apr. 13, 2022—by Kristin Smart The Disney dream was deferred. Jennifer Andrews, her husband Chris Murdock, and their 6-year-old daughter Ella were all packed for a trip to Disney World in early March 2020, when they joined much of the world in having their plans upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were supposed to leave on March...
Arroyo, Terker receive new awards from ASCI
Apr. 13, 2022—Juan Pablo Arroyo, MD, PhD, instructor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Andrew Terker, MD, PhD, research fellow in Nephrology, each received an inaugural 2022 Emerging Generation Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
40th annual Research Forum hosted by GME office
Apr. 13, 2022—Matthew Clark, MD, clinical fellow in Pediatric Rheumatology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, won the Elliott V. Newman Prize for best abstract during the 40th annual Research Forum hosted April 5 by the VUMC Office of Graduate Medical Education and House Staff Advisory Council. VUMC House Staff presented Dario Englot, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery and Surgical Director of Epilepsy, with the Grant W. Liddle Award for his “commitment and leadership in promoting an interest in research among young physicians.”
Hearing and Speech Sciences celebrates 70 years of service
Apr. 13, 2022—The Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is celebrating 70 years of serving people with hearing, speech, language and related disorders.
Addiction researcher Nestler set for next Discovery Lecture
Apr. 13, 2022—Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, renowned for his studies of the molecular basis of drug addiction and depression, will deliver the next Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 21.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month: injury prevention experts warn of hazards for teens
Apr. 13, 2022—April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the message is clear — keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. “Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of trauma admission to our hospital,” said Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program Manager at Children’s Hospital.
Study compares moral injury in health care workers and veterans
Apr. 13, 2022—A study comparing 618 military veterans who deployed to a combat zone after Sept. 11, 2001, and 2,099 health care workers (HCWs) working during the COVID-19 pandemic found similar levels of potential moral injury (PMI), with 46.1% of veterans and 50.7% of HCWs reporting PMI.