Reporter Dec 13 2013
Brady, Rothman set for AACH leadership roles
Dec. 12, 2013—Donald Brady, M.D., senior associate dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, will serve a one-year term as chair of the board of directors of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) for 2014. Brady spent this year serving as president and will transition into a one-year role as chair.
Photo: The Nutcracker
Dec. 12, 2013—Dancers from the Nashville Ballet recently performed a piece from “The Nutcracker” for patients and families at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Labs encouraged to power down over holidays
Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Plant Services and Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) are hosting “Go Green for the Holidays,” an energy conservation contest open to research labs during the final two weeks of December.
Events have long history of making a huge impact
Dec. 12, 2013—They are touchstones on the Nashville calendar — Iroquois Steeplechase and the Music City Tennis Invitational usher in spring. The Eve of Janus is a celebration of summer. Christmas Village kicks off the holiday season.
Proton transfer powers multidrug resistance: study
Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University researchers and their Belgian colleagues have discovered the mechanism behind a multidrug transporter. Their findings, posted this week by Nature Chemical Biology, could lead to new treatments for multidrug resistant bacterial infections.
VU study points to central regulator of neuron development
Dec. 12, 2013—Developmental biologist Chin Chiang, Ph.D., and his colleagues have discovered that Purkinje neurons in the cerebellum act as central regulators of neuronal development.
GE grant expands global medical outreach efforts
Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University has received a $3 million grant from the GE Foundation’s Developing Health Globally program to fund international medical education and research in Kenya and other low-resource regions of the world.
Penicillin equally effective as ‘big gun’ antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia, Vanderbilt study shows
Dec. 9, 2013—Children hospitalized for pneumonia have similar outcomes, including length of stay and costs, regardless of whether they are treated with “big gun” antibiotics such as ceftriaxone or cefotaxime or more narrowly focused antibiotics such as ampicillin or penicillin.