Reporter Jan 7 2022
Study explores how bacteria become drug resistant
Jan. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have revealed more of the inner-workings of a two-stage “molecular motor” in the cell membrane that enables bacteria to become resistant to drugs.
Grant boosts vaccine effectiveness research
Jan. 6, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $10.7 million research award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the IVY Research Network, originally created in 2019 to look at how well flu vaccines work at preventing severe flu illness, and expanded in 2021 to enroll patients...
Study finds sexual minority communities disproportionately engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs
Jan. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt research finds that individuals from sexual minority populations, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer communities, are more likely than heterosexual individuals to engage in behaviors to reduce medication costs.
New faculty awards honor clinical, research, teaching missions
Jan. 6, 2022—The Office of Research, the Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Basic Sciences have created four new faculty awards named to honor and recognize past and current leadership in the clinical, educational, and research missions of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Study compares surgeries for low birthweight babies
Jan. 6, 2022— by Jessica Pasley More than 20 years ago, Martin Blakely, MD, professor of Pediatric Surgery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, asked what seemed to be a simple question that took nearly two decades to answer: What is the best treatment for two conditions commonly diagnosed among low birthweight newborns called necrotizing...
Three honored by American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Jan. 6, 2022—Three faculty members in Vanderbilt's Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences have been honored by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for their contributions to the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology and speech and hearing science.
National nursing leader Dawson set for MLK lecture
Jan. 5, 2022—Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present Vanderbilt’s 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m.
Drug modifies epigenome in aggressive brain tumors: study
Jan. 5, 2022—A folic acid-like drug changed a DNA process within brain tumors of glioblastoma patients, according to results from a phase 1 clinical trial.
Opioid use disorder treatment access increases in areas with large Medicaid population
Jan. 4, 2022— by Jill Clendening Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), are much less likely to discriminate between Medicaid and privately insured prospective patients, but patients with either type of coverage still face many barriers to obtaining...
Green, Bennett to help lead adult patient safety efforts
Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer Green, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and surgeon Marc Bennett, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, have been appointed co-executive medical directors for patient safety for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Clinics.
Bloch, Haas appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Jan. 3, 2022—Karen Bloch, MD, MPH, and David Haas, MD, have been appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
DeBruler named Vice-President of Patient Access Services, Adult Ambulatory Operations
Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer DeBruler, MD, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center's new Vice-President, Patient Access Services, Adult Ambulatory Operations.