Reporter Aug 19 2022
New Clinician Spotlight: Lauren Porras
Aug. 19, 2022—Lauren Porras, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and Team Physician for Vanderbilt Athletics.
Study seeks to explore drug link to fetal vessel defect
Aug. 18, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received a grant to study whether drugs given to premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) contribute to a potentially lethal condition called patent ductus arteriosus.
Abramson, Eng, Johnson named to new VICC roles
Aug. 18, 2022—Three physician researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are assuming additional leadership roles.
Volunteers step up to help after Kentucky floods
Aug. 18, 2022—Volunteers from Vanderbilt's Shade Tree Clinic and the REMEDY organization stepped up to help residents in Kentucky following the devastating floods there.
Dunworth named nurse executive for Advanced Practice
Aug. 18, 2022—Brent Dunworth, DNP, MBA, CRNA, NEA-BC, has been named associate nurse executive for Advanced Practice in Vanderbilt's Office of Advanced Practice.
Donation leads to lectureship for Urologic Oncology
Aug. 17, 2022—A generous donation is leading to the Hassell Franklin Lectureship for the Division of Urologic Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Trial for colorectal cancer drug reaches primary endpoint
Aug. 17, 2022—A new therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer that has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has met its primary endpoint of overall survival in a phase 3 clinical trial.
Vanderbilt Prize winner Lehmann’s Discovery Lecture postponed
Aug. 17, 2022—Ruth Lehmann, PhD, recipient of the 2022 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in 208 Light Hall.
Lindley named to direct new multidisciplinary Women’s Heart Center
Aug. 17, 2022—Kathryn Lindley, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as director of the new Women’s Heart Center.
Researchers discover how salt increases blood pressure
Aug. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt research team has discovered that activation of a certain protein complex involved in the inflammatory response in immune cells contributes to salt-sensitive hypertension.
VUMC launches enhanced recovery for total joint replacement
Aug. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program recently expanded to include the 1,400 patients per year who receive total hip replacement or total knee replacement surgery.
Reassurance for parents on monkeypox risk for children
Aug. 16, 2022—Physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offer reassurance to parents who have concerns about monkeypox risk for children.