Reporter April 21 2023
COVID alters respiratory microbiota
Apr. 25, 2023—COVID-19 infection alters the microbes of the upper respiratory tract for at least several weeks, and such disturbances could impact disease severity and be targets for therapeutic interventions.
Novel drugs have potential for treating tuberculosis
Apr. 24, 2023—Drug-resistant tuberculosis is on the rise, and novel antibacterial drugs called SPTs have potential for treating the deadly lung infection.
Theobald appointed Chief of Staff for Corporate Clinical Affairs and SVP for Clinical Affairs
Apr. 20, 2023—Cecelia Theobald, MD, MPH, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief of Staff for Corporate Clinical Affairs and Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs.
Patients, families share positive feedback on their VUMC experiences
Apr. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission is “personalizing the patient experience through our caring spirit and remarkable capabilities,” and the positive feedback from patients and families will be celebrated during Patient Experience Week, April 23-29.
Conference brings together students from multiple schools to explore ways to help them flourish within the field of medicine
Apr. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosted more than 50 medical students from across 15 schools for the first Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine Student Conference.
Overactive bladder and anxiety
Apr. 20, 2023—Anxiety and psychological stress impact hypersensitivity mechanisms in women that could contribute to overactive bladder — a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that is difficult to control.
Genetics and chronic pain
Apr. 20, 2023—Polygenic risk scores — scores that reflect the influence of common genetic variants — could be used to predict the likelihood of developing chronic overlapping pain conditions and guide biomarker and targeted prevention efforts.
Study details RNA editing in virus-infected cancer cells
Apr. 20, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers detail the landscape of RNA editing — a form of RNA modification — in primary effusion lymphoma cells during Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection and identify an edited viral microRNA that is critical for infection.
Flag-raising event honors selflessness of organ donation
Apr. 20, 2023—Organ donors and their families were saluted recently at Vanderbilt University Medical Center's annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony.
Global research scholarship named in honor of O’Neill
Apr. 20, 2023—The American Pediatric Surgical Association has recognized Vanderbilt's James O’Neill, MD, by naming a new global research scholarship in his honor.
Malin receives a Vanderbilt distinguished service award
Apr. 20, 2023—Bradley Malin, PhD, has received one of Vanderbilt University’s top honors, the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award.
Pharmacology research symposium set for April 28
Apr. 20, 2023—Researchers from as far away as Brisbane, Australia, and Bangkok, Thailand, will participate in a scientific symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on April 28 honoring the memory of the late Al Reynolds, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, emeritus, who died last year.