Reporter Dec 4 2015
Dec. 3, 2015—A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements.
Dec. 3, 2015—Microtubules — cellular “highways” that deliver cargo to the cell membrane for secretion — have a surprising role in pancreatic beta cells. Instead of facilitating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, they limit it, a team of Vanderbilt investigators reported recently in Developmental Cell.
Dec. 3, 2015—Anne Kenworthy, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been named to a two-year term as chair of the Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dec. 3, 2015—Gregory Mencio, M.D., professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, recently was named to serve as a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
Dec. 3, 2015—Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D., recognized for developing novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Dec. 3, 2015—Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., has been appointed to the Tennessee Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force, a new entity created to study and make recommendations to the Tennessee General Assembly regarding ways to improve access to programs and services for early screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Tennessee.
Dec. 3, 2015—Reunion 2015 was a time to celebrate Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) past, present and future. Founded in 1908, VUSN has more than 9,200 nursing alumni living and working in all 50 states and several countries.