Reporter July 26 2013
Factor’s role in long bone development
Jul. 31, 2013—Insight into how the protein neurofibromin participates in the signaling pathway that produces the body’s long bones has implications for fracture healing in some patients.
Motor protein revs up cell division
Jul. 29, 2013—A motor protein that helps drive cell division may be a promising new target for cancer therapeutics.
Reducing fatal rhythms after heart attack
Jul. 26, 2013—Reducing heart muscle response to calcium could decrease the risk of fatal arrhythmias after heart attacks.
VUMC named among ‘most-wired’ U.S. hospitals
Jul. 25, 2013—For the ninth consecutive year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named among the nation's 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovative efforts in medical technology.
App helps children manage their health care routines
Jul. 25, 2013—Adults have calendar applications on all their digital devices to remind them of appointments and what’s next on their agenda.
Award bolsters study of bladder cancer chemo resistance
Jul. 25, 2013—David DeGraff, Ph.D., has received the 2013 BCAN Young Investigator Award for Bladder Cancer Research.
Event to highlight breast-feeding’s benefits
Jul. 25, 2013—Adjoa Taylor is no stranger to breast-feeding. The mother of five is well versed in the advantages of nursing for her children. But what she discovered were the benefits for herself.
Byrd named president of echocardiography society
Jul. 25, 2013—Benjamin Byrd III, M.D., professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has been named president of the 16,000-member American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) for a one-year term following the society’s 24th Annual Scientific Sessions, which were held earlier this month in Minneapolis.
New policies, procedures in place for vendor representatives
Jul. 25, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently partnered with Vendormate Credentialing Services to manage policies and procedures regarding vendor representatives. Among the changes was the implementation of a daily pass system in place of the previous system of annually renewed badges for vendor representatives.
Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic in Mt. Juliet hits milestone
Jul. 25, 2013—The Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., has treated its 1,000th patient since the doors opened March 25.
Grant to support blindess research
Jul. 25, 2013—Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) recently awarded a $110,000 grant to Vanderbilt’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in support of research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.
Photo: A visit from The Band Perry
Jul. 25, 2013—Members of The Band Perry, from left, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry, pose with 17-year-old Brendon Hall during a recent visit to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.