Reporter July 28 2017
School of Medicine programs enhancing diversity of applicants
Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.
Initiative focuses on empowering young adults with autism
Jul. 27, 2017—A new Vanderbilt initiative aims to improve the lives of young adults with autism spectrum disorders who often end up socially isolated once they leave school.
Investigators use light to kill microbial ‘vampires’
Jul. 27, 2017—On July 24 Vanderbilt scientist Eric Skaar, Ph.D., MPH, summarized his group’s latest paper in a tweet: “If S. aureus is going to drink our blood like a vampire, let's kill it with sunlight.”
Student’s summer research program honors her mother
Jul. 27, 2017—As a teenager, Ashley Duhon realized she wanted to become a doctor so she could help people, like her mother, who suffer from medical complications due to type 1 diabetes.
Harris honored for support of employees’ military service
Jul. 27, 2017—Kaye Harris, MSN, R.N., manager of Supplemental Staffing Programs, has received a Patriotic Employer Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a program of the Department of Defense.
Doris Duke Foundation lauds Van Driest’s research
Jul. 27, 2017—Sara Van Driest, M.D., Ph.D., who is developing methods for precision dosing of pediatric medications at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received a 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Online survey set to gauge physician well-being
Jul. 27, 2017—The Vanderbilt Task Force for Empowerment and Well-Being, a group formed earlier this year to investigate and implement ways to prevent burnout among physicians, will be using an online tool to gather information in the next few weeks to help it with its work.
Workshop draws basement membrane experts from across globe
Jul. 27, 2017—A workshop on the basement membrane hosted earlier this month by Vanderbilt University Medical Center attracted 75 top scientists from around the world and broke new ground in understanding molecules that make up this key biological structure.
StrategyShare17 event helps build excitement, connections
Jul. 27, 2017—On the same day 48 years after the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing, individuals from throughout the Vanderbilt community reflected on that historic event — a milestone marking the ultimate synthesis of innovative thinking and technology — as they shared their own explorations and mission moments during StrategyShare17.
Hospitals and clinics receive third Magnet designation
Jul. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a third consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the organization announced in a conference call on July 20.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of pharmacologist H. Alex Brown
Jul. 26, 2017—H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., the Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, died from cancer Tuesday, July 25, at his home. He was 56.
Keep an eye on safety during upcoming solar eclipse
Jul. 26, 2017—On Aug. 21 millions of people will look skyward as day turns into night when the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century passes over Middle Tennessee.