Reporter July 24 2015
Jul. 23, 2015—Curtis Lee Estep sat in a clinic room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) earlier this year, smiled and opened his mouth widely, as if taking a big yawn.
Jul. 23, 2015—With a basketball tucked under his arm, 7-year-old Roger Waynick climbed on top of his dad’s black Tahoe SUV with the intention of sailing upward through the air toward the basketball goal. He was poised to make the most epic dunk ever.
Jul. 23, 2015—A system to ensure that children with stroke-like symptoms receive emergency evaluations results in faster diagnosis and treatment for patients with the condition, a team of physicians and researchers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has shown.
Jul. 23, 2015—Stephanie Spottswood, M.D., MSPH, professor of Radiology and Radiology Sciences, Pediatrics and associate vice chair for Diversity, has been named the new chair of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity (OIHE) Advisory Board at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Jul. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Susie Adams, Ph.D., APRN, and Kelly Wolgast, DNP, MSS, R.N., have been elected as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) in recognition of their consistent contributions to the profession of nursing.
Jul. 23, 2015—Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Associate Surgeon in Chief and vice chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism for the Section of Surgical Sciences.
Jul. 23, 2015—An antioxidant protein may protect against colon cancer that develops in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting new strategies for reducing colon cancer risk in these patients.