Reporter July 27 2012
Ancestry impacts smoking risk for lungs
Aug. 7, 2012—Smoking is more detrimental to lung function in individuals with high proportions of African ancestry.
Early HIV treatment also can prevent TB: study
Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.
Biomarkers may offer autism clues
Jul. 31, 2012—A combination of biomarkers may reveal new clues about causes of and potential interventions for autism.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation adds new programs
Jul. 26, 2012—Officially established on April 1, Vanderbilt’s new Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has welcomed its first new faculty recruit and is establishing clinical and research programs.
High school student speeds anti-obesity research at VU
Jul. 26, 2012—A California high school student helped accelerate an anti-obesity drug discovery program at Vanderbilt University this summer — and provided the proof-of-principle for a new technique that could save the lab an estimated $250,000 in the process.
Study finds mutation in melanoma sensitive to drug
Jul. 26, 2012—An uncommon mutation of the BRAF gene in melanoma patients has been found to respond to a specific drug therapy, providing a rationale for routine screening and therapy in melanoma patients who harbor the BRAF L597 mutation.
VUMC named among nation’s most tech-savvy
Jul. 26, 2012—For the eighth 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.
Six VUSN, VUSM students selected for global health effort
Jul. 26, 2012—Three students in Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing program and three rising fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected as 2012 Frist Global Health Leaders.
School of Medicine debuts new model for medical learning
Jul. 26, 2012—This summer, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students began implementing a new, innovative, four-year education model called Curriculum 2.0.
‘Miracle man’ rolls down long road to recovery
Jul. 26, 2012—He was going less than 30 miles per hour, but James Simmons’ motorcycle was no match for the car that pulled out in front of him on Lock 4 Road in Gallatin.
Photo: Nurse Residency Program
Jul. 26, 2012—Tanya Prytvskach, BSN, R.N., left, gets an introduction to nurse wellness from Margie Gale, MSN, R.N., during Nurse Residency orientation. Vanderbilt’s Nurse Residency Program helps new nurses transition from nursing school to professional practice through hands-on clinical experience, interactive education sessions and the support and guidance of staff. The Summer 2012 cohort started this month...
Photo: END technologists
Jul. 26, 2012—From left, Amanda Worrell, Martha Sellers, Lauren Andal and Latina Woods celebrate their graduation from VUMC’s electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologist program. They are the first graduates of the 18-month allied health program, which trained them to record electroencephalograms (EEGs) and provided an introduction to other END technologies, including intraoperative neuromonitoring, nerve conduction studies, evoked potential studies,...