Reporter Jan 13 2023
Federally funded studies into treatment for chronic conditions overlook efficacy in adults with autism, analysis finds
Jan. 13, 2023—Physical health disparity conditions in autistic adults have not been the focus of any research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the last four decades, an analysis of a federal database found.
Expandable prosthesis gives young patient more mobility
Jan. 12, 2023—To treat the osteosarcoma in his left leg, Dominic Gamez, 7, and his family chose to have a magnetic expandable prosthesis implanted that can be manipulated to grow incrementally as the child grows.
Antibody “fingerprinting” method potential advance to slow spread of dengue
Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers have reported a major advance in understanding and potentially preventing dengue, a devastating, mosquito-borne tropical viral infection that is spreading across the globe.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant supports single-cell study of rare inherited disease
Jan. 12, 2023—A multidisciplinary team led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigator Alexander Bick, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $2 million, four-year grant to study inflammation at the single-cell level in the rare disease RUNX1-FPD.
Program at VUH seeks to improve medication safety
Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt Nursing and the Department of Pharmaceutical Services have teamed up to create the Medication Safety Champions program, intended to improve medication safety throughout Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Study may lead to new diabetes, heart disease treatments
Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt research found that deletion of an autophagy-participating factor named PIK3C3 from the fat cells of mice led to compromised body temperature control, abnormal blood lipid levels, fatty liver and diabetes.
Clinical trial compares different therapies for spine pain
Jan. 12, 2023—A Vanderbilt clinical trial to determine whether multidisciplinary biopsychosocial intervention or individualized postural therapy intervention improved disability and reduced health care spending in patients with acute or subacute spine pain.
Sharp named Southern Surgical Association president
Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kenneth Sharp, MD, has been named president of the Southern Surgical Association (SSA).
Roden honored for his leadership in precision medicine
Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Dan Roden, MD, will receive the PMWC 2023 Pioneer Award Jan. 27 during this year’s Precision Medicine World Conference.
Jess Neely Drive closed to create multi-use greenway
Jan. 12, 2023—Jess Neely Drive between 25th Avenue and Natchez Trace closed permanently to vehicular traffic the week of Jan. 9 to make way for a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly greenway.
VUMC’s Lang, Stover receive genetic counseling awards
Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Katie Lang, MS, CGC, and Samantha (Sam) Stover, MS, CGC, were recently honored at the 2022 Heart of Genetic Counseling Award ceremony.
Crow to headline Shade Tree Clinic benefit concert
Jan. 12, 2023—Sheryl Crow will headline a benefit concert for the Shade Tree Clinic on Feb. 15 in Langford Auditorium.