Reporter Dec 16 2022
Button battery safety tips this holiday season
Dec. 22, 2022—Injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge everyone to add one more thing to that ever-growing holiday list of to-dos — button battery safety.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s BioVU reaches milestone with biological samples
Dec. 19, 2022—BioVU, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s biobank, has reached another milestone — deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples.
Bivalent booster vaccine effective in preventing COVID-19 hospitalization in older adults
Dec. 16, 2022—The new bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster vaccines that began being used in September are beneficial in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalization in persons 65 and over.
VUMC Announces VICTR Leadership Transition
Dec. 16, 2022—by Bill Snyder Gordon Bernard, MD, a leader in clinical and translational medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for more than 40 years, will step aside from his institutional leadership roles in July 2023 to focus more on his research interests and allow a new generation of leaders to take center stage. Bernard, the Melinda...
Year in Review 2022: Achievements, milestones abounded during the past year
Dec. 15, 2022—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2022.
Year in Review: Additions, appointments bolster VUMC’s missions
Dec. 15, 2022—New leadership appointments during the past year helped strengthen Vanderbilt University Medical Center's core missions.
Year in Review 2022: Medical Center shines on multiple national rankings
Dec. 15, 2022—During the past year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed highly in several national rankings and was honored with numerous awards.
Van Driest to lead All of Us pediatric research
Dec. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt's Sara Van Driest, MD, PhD, has assumed a new post as the first-ever director of pediatrics for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, which aims to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.
Novel therapeutic target identified for chronic kidney disease
Dec. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a molecular mechanism that promotes chronic kidney disease following kidney injury.
Reduced kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease: study
Dec. 15, 2022—An international team of investigators has found that mild to moderate reduction in kidney function may cause cardiovascular disease, even in people without symptoms of heart disease or diabetes.
Dooley honored by Treatment Action Group
Dec. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt's Kelly Dooley, MD, PhD, MPH, recently received the Research in Action Award from the Treatment Action Group (TAG).
Shade Tree donations
Dec. 15, 2022—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students recently set up a donation station on the VUMC Plaza for the medical school’s annual donation drive for the Shade Tree Clinic