Reporter Aug 3 2012
Camp Hope helps young burn patients on road to recovery
Aug. 2, 2012—Spirits and self confidence soared as thirty former patients of the Vanderbilt Burn Center gathered July 25-28 for Camp Hope, a free, annual event for burn survivors ages 6 to 16.
VHVI reaches milestone in heart valve procedures
Aug. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute recently performed its 100th transcatheter aortic heart valve-replacement (TAVR) on 91-year-old Murline Westover from Lavinia, Tenn.
Gould to lead new grad student initiative
Aug. 2, 2012—Kathleen Gould, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Biomedical Sciences and director of the Office of Graduate Student Support at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of Friesinger
Aug. 2, 2012—Gottlieb C. (Bud) Friesinger II, M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, and the first director of the Division of Cardiology, died July 28. He was 83.
Arteaga named to Komen scientific advisory board
Aug. 2, 2012—Carlos Arteaga, M.D., associate director for Clinical Research and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
VICC’s Hassanein lands lung cancer research grant
Aug. 2, 2012—Mohamed Hassanein, Ph.D., research instructor in Pulmonary Medicine, has received a Career Development Award from the LUNGevity Foundation to work on the development of noninvasive tests to help diagnose lung cancer.
VUSM’s class of 2016 gets a jump on medical studies
Aug. 2, 2012—July 23 was the first day of class for the VUSM class of 2016, a little more than a week earlier than the start of last year’s classes.
Proteins may point way to new prostate cancer drug targets
Aug. 2, 2012—Two proteins that act in opposing directions – one that promotes cancer and one that suppresses cancer — regulate the same set of genes in prostate cancer, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have found.
VU study reveals connective tissue’s reinforcing ‘rivet’
Aug. 2, 2012—An ancient enzyme that can be traced back 500 million years forms the chemical “rivet” that reinforces connective tissue throughout the body, Vanderbilt University researchers reported this week.
Heart Walk seeking team captains
Aug. 2, 2012—The American Heart Association’s 2012 Nashville Heart Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, and Vanderbilt University is recruiting team captains with the hope of having 270 in place by Aug. 31. Last year, Vanderbilt raised more than $254,000 for the American Heart Association and was among the top three organizations in the country. Team...
VU research shines at international AIDS meet
Aug. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, M.D., MPH, DrPH, received the IAS/ANRS Young Investigator Award at the International AIDS Conference last week in Washington, D.C.
VUH debuts new lounge for patients awaiting discharge
Aug. 2, 2012—After a successful pilot program that began in April, a new Discharge Lounge is formally opening in Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) for the convenience of adult patients who are discharged and awaiting transportation or the completion of other post-discharge services.