Reporter Dec 11 2015
Immune response in transplantation
Dec. 16, 2015—Thirty-three percent of pediatric heart transplant patients developed antibodies against the donor heart, which can lead to rejection, a new Vanderbilt study reports.
DISSECTing cell signaling networks
Dec. 14, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new method to study cell signaling networks at single-cell resolution.
Diabetes Family Day
Dec. 14, 2015—Last month, hundreds of patients living with diabetes and their family members joined the staff of the Vanderbilt Children's Diabetes Program for the 14th annual Diabetes Family Day at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
New lead for ovarian cancer treatment
Dec. 10, 2015—Combining inhibitors of the BMP signaling pathway with standard chemotherapy drugs may overcome drug resistance in ovarian cancer.
Review highlights financial impact of sarcoma misdiagnosis
Dec. 10, 2015—Malpractice awards and settlements are eight times greater when physicians misdiagnosis sarcoma than when they make other mistakes, according to a review of 32 years of court cases.
Dermody named to lead pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh
Dec. 10, 2015—Terence Dermody, M.D., director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving to become chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and scientific director of the Rangos Research Center.
Dec. 10, 2015—Arthur Wheeler, M.D., and his wife, Lisa, pose with the portrait of Wheeler that was unveiled at a special reception last week honoring his career accomplishments and service to VUMC.
Vanderbilt, Ono Pharmaceutical sign drug discovery agreement
Dec. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Ono Pharmaceutical Group, an international company based in Japan, have signed a drug discovery agreement.
Society of Urologic Oncology honors VUMC’s Smith
Dec. 10, 2015—The Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) is recognizing Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery, with the Huggins Medal, its highest honor, for his lifetime contributions to the progress in treatment for patients with genitourinary neoplasms, which are tumors or cancer of the reproductive organs and the urinary system.
Baldwin awarded AHA’s Helen B. Taussig Memorial Lecture
Dec. 10, 2015—Scott Baldwin, M.D., director of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, recently was awarded the American Heart Association’s Helen B. Taussig Memorial Lecture, considered one of the most renowned invited lectures in the United States.
Gifford lands clinical achievement award from ASHA
Dec. 10, 2015—René Gifford, Ph.D., associate professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, received the 2015 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the group’s national convention, which was held last month in Denver.
That’s what friends are for
Dec. 10, 2015—Brandi Besheres, R.N., left, who works in the Critical Care Tower, and her good friend, McCauley Gatliff Robbins, who works in Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos’ office, were returning home from a day of shopping recently when Robbins’ baby, Reagan, experienced respiratory distress and struggled to breathe.