Reporter July 9 2021
Jul. 8, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified potential new targets for the prevention of atherosclerosis through the enhancement of autophagy, a natural process for recycling damaged cellular material.
Jul. 7, 2021—Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD, winner of the 2020 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture on Thursday, July 22.
Jul. 7, 2021—Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, and Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital’s (VUAH) chief of staff for Perioperative and Critical Care Service, has been named as the hospital’s new Chief of Staff.
Jul. 6, 2021—Kristy Sinkfield, MEd, director of Strategy Development for the Office of Strategy and Innovation, and a 17-year veteran of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion for the Office of Diversity Affairs.
Jul. 1, 2021—A team of Vanderbilt researchers have shown in a preclinical study that the investigational drug rigosertib could be a potential booster treatment to elicit response to immunotherapies among melanoma patients.
Jun. 30, 2021—Paul Auerbach, MD, former chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died June 23 in Los Altos, California.
Jun. 29, 2021—Kathryn Edwards, MD, is among a new set of inductees into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame.