Reporter April 26 2019
A new antibiotic’s mechanism of action
Apr. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have characterized how a new first-in-class antibacterial drug works, which will guide the development of additional compounds that overcome antibacterial resistance.
Immune ‘pruning’ in schizophrenia
Apr. 25, 2019—Ariel Deutch and colleagues have discovered that overactive brain immune cells during adolescence may contribute to schizophrenia.
Receptor’s role in stopping H. pylori
Apr. 25, 2019—The immune receptor NOD1 may be a prime target for preventing or treating H. pylori infections — the most significant risk factor for stomach cancer, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Low oxygen and antibody responses
Apr. 25, 2019—Mark Boothby and colleagues are exploring the factors that contribute to antibody production and quality, which are key to our defense against pathogens and response to vaccines.
Health collaborative helps rural hospitals curb operating costs
Apr. 25, 2019—Alomere Health, a 99-bed hospital in rural Alexandria, Minnesota, is bucking a trend — thanks in large measure to its participation in the Vanderbilt Health Purchasing Collaborative (VHPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Directorships honor leaders, philanthropic partners
Apr. 25, 2019—On April 16, Vanderbilt University Medical Center held its second Directorship Celebration to honor 10 leaders from across the enterprise in clinical care, research, education and administration.
Flag-raising ceremony honors gift of organ donation
Apr. 25, 2019—Eighty individuals donated the gift of their organs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center last year, more than any other hospital in the nation, and they and their families were saluted on April 16 at the 10th annual Donate Life Flag-Raising Ceremony.
Salk Institute’s Hunter set for May 2 Discovery Lecture
Apr. 25, 2019—Tony Hunter, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in the study of cell growth control, will deliver the final spring Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, May 2.
Shade Tree Trot 2019
Apr. 25, 2019—The 11th annual Shade Tree Trot, presented by Messer Construction and Carrabba’s, was held April 20 on the Vanderbilt campus.
Teams land perinatal care quality awards
Apr. 25, 2019—Three teams across Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently earned top-status Gold Level Quality awards from the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC).
Physical Therapy Association honors Dickinson
Apr. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Rebecca Dickinson, PT, received the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, highlighting her commitment to developing an evidence base around shoulder disorders, mentoring and connecting with patients.
New technology helps pediatric patients who require frequent X-rays
Apr. 25, 2019—Chloie Jacobs, 9, prepares for a follow-up scan of her congenital scoliosis — a sideways curvature of the spine present at birth — and climbs into a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopaedic clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.