Reporter Feb 19 2016
Liver balancing act
Feb. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have defined a mechanism that limits liver cell proliferation after injury in order to preserve critical metabolic functions.
Feb. 23, 2016—New findings offer a potential strategy for preventing heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Face recognition and social anxiety
Feb. 19, 2016—An inability to recognize faces may be an important mechanism underlying social inhibition and may contribute to, or maintain, social anxiety.
Combining treatments for melanoma
Feb. 18, 2016—Combining therapies for melanoma that induce cell senescence and that activate the immune response may improve outcomes for patients.
Compassion key to VUMC’s strategic mission: Balser
Feb. 18, 2016— “Service through compassion” was the theme of the Winter 2016 Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
Pediatrics awarded physician-scientist training support
Feb. 18, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics a K12 training grant to support early career faculty to become physician-scientists, the first time the department has received such an award.
VEI honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology
Feb. 18, 2016—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) was recently awarded the Commitment to Advocacy Award during the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) annual meeting.
Study explores less invasive way to monitor colorectal cancer
Feb. 18, 2016—Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have published research regarding an important feature of colorectal cancer (CRC) that could eventually lead to the development of non-invasive means of monitoring cancer progression. After lung cancer, CRC is the second-most lethal cancer in the United States.
Feb. 18, 2016—Noted anesthesiologist, neuroscientist and statistician Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D., of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, discussed the mysteries of anesthesia during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Nashville Health Care Council selects VUMC’s Chang, Patel
Feb. 18, 2016—The Nashville Health Care Council is naming Vanderbilt’s Sam Chang, M.D., MBA, professor of Urologic Surgery and Oncology, and Neal Patel, M.D., professor of Clinical Pediatrics, to its 2016 Council Fellows class, selected by the Council Fellows Advisory Committee led by former U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D.
Bioinformatics expert Omenn to speak Feb. 25
Feb. 18, 2016—Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Michigan Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 25.
VUMC Notification System test to take place Monday, Feb. 22
Feb. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt will conduct a test of the VUMC Notification System at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22.