Reporter Aug 25 2017
Council formed to support early career physicians
Aug. 24, 2017—A physician council has been established to recognize excellence among early career clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and to create dialogue between leadership and faculty regarding obstacles to ongoing success.
Drug discovery efforts may lead to new Rett syndrome treatments
Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University research-ers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.
Huntington’s Disease Clinic lands Level 1 designation
Aug. 24, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Huntington’s Disease Clinic is one of only four in the nation to receive a Level 1 Center of Excellence designation.
Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center celebrated Monday’s solar eclipse with its smallest patients. Babies
Novel procedure eases vision loss from keratoconus
Aug. 24, 2017—Uyen Tran, M.D., has performed hundreds of corneal transplants for her patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
Grants bolster research on rare neurological disorder AHC
Aug. 24, 2017—Kevin Ess, M.D., Ph.D., Gerald M. Fenichel Professor of Neurology, has received two grants from the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation (AHCF).
VICC’s annual Cancer Survivors Celebration set for Sept. 10
Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host the 2017 Cancer Survivors Celebration Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2–4 p.m. This year’s free event, offered in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, will be held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. South.
Celebrating the best
Aug. 24, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt staff gathered recently to celebrate the hospital’s performance in the recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.
Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Sept. 27
Aug. 24, 2017—What do 16,000 Band-Aids, 72 bottles of hand gel, 36 flat sheets, 30 trashcans, two wheelchairs, one crash cart and a 140-foot by 40-foot tent signal?
Hyundai Hope on Wheels award boosts pediatric cancer research
Aug. 24, 2017—Adam Esbenshade, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $50,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. Esbenshade plans to use data to create a risk prediction model to predict blood stream infections in pediatric cancer patients.
Benefits of palliative care for liver disease patients studied
Aug. 24, 2017—Past research has proven that palliative care — specialized medical care focused on pain and symptom management as well as psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life — benefits patients with malignant diseases such as aggressive cancers. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) health care providers are now studying whether palliative care can also benefit those with advanced liver disease, a diagnosis that precedes either a life-saving liver transplant or death.