Reporter Aug 6 2021
Aug. 5, 2021—The motor protein MYO5B, a cause of the congenital intestinal disorder microvillus inclusion disease, does more than move cellular cargo, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Aug. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center completed its first full fiscal year of the COVID-19 era having achieved remarkable outcomes in digital health, growth and quality because of consistently strong performance from its workforce.
Aug. 5, 2021—The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has received an additional $4 million from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study the evolution of hippocampal dysfunction in the early stage of psychosis.
Aug. 5, 2021—The cost and effectiveness of social media as a participant recruitment tool for clinical research is still being evaluated. To better understand its utility, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used Facebook to mount a short, monthlong pilot campaign in and around Houston attempting to recruit participants for an ongoing smoking cessation study being conducted in that city.
Aug. 5, 2021—Mathew O’Malley, MD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named associate medical director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Outpatient Referral Assistance (OORA).
Aug. 5, 2021—A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether immunotherapy in combination with short-course radiation followed by surgical resection could be a curative treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer.
Aug. 4, 2021—Mamie Williams, MPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, has been named senior director of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.