Reporter Feb 22 2013
Study finds Vanderbilt generated $8.6 billion economic impact on Tennessee
Feb. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt University had an $8.6 billion impact on the Tennessee state economy during fiscal year 2011-12, according to an independent economic analysis released today.
Antibacterial protein’s molecular workings revealed
Feb. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators report new insights to the workings of calprotectin, an immune system protein that “starves” bacterial pathogens of the metal nutrients they require.
Classes help hone parents’ resuscitation skills, confidence
Feb. 21, 2013—It’s a skill few parents ever think they’ll have to use, but it can be an invaluable, life-saving tool — cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mostly commonly known as CPR.
Hand hygiene efforts helping to cut infection rates
Feb. 21, 2013—Dramatic reductions in infection rates throughout Vanderbilt’s inpatient care units are strongly associated with gains in hand hygiene compliance, according to Chief Hospital Epidemiol-ogist Tom Talbot, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Preventive Medicine.
Zeppos urges Congress to prioritize research universities and academic medical centers
Feb. 14, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spent Feb. 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional leaders and making the case for federal investments in science and engineering research and education.
Woman gives ultimate Valentine’s gift to her husband
Feb. 14, 2013—For the nearly 25 years Thomas Duncan has been married, he was crowned the king of Valentine’s Day gift giving. Not this year however, says his wife, Kim, who now carries the unofficial title after donating a kidney to her husband on Feb. 14. “We have definitely been joking about this,” chuckled Thomas Duncan before...