Reporter June 13 2014
Treatments for frog fungus
Jul. 25, 2014—The fungicide amphotericin B may be a useful treatment for a frog fungus that is killing amphibians worldwide.
Factor impacts bone toughness
Jun. 16, 2014—The factor ATF4 has a role in the toughness of bone and its resistance to fracture, suggesting new therapeutic targets.
How ABC transporters move molecules
Jun. 13, 2014—New views of how transporters move molecules across cell membranes are key to understanding how these proteins impact tumor cell drug resistance and inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
Study tracks insulin’s risks as second-line diabetes medication
Jun. 12, 2014—In an observational study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, adults with type 2 diabetes who take insulin in addition to the recommended first-line drug therapy, metformin, had a 30 percent higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death when compared to similar patients who instead augment their metformin regimen with a sulfonylurea.
Pharmacology reached new heights on Hamm’s watch
Jun. 12, 2014—During her 13-year tenure as chair of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Pharmacology, Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., bolstered its international reputation, attracted 18 new faculty members and helped take it in new directions, such as drug discovery.
Patient satisfaction awards honor providers, units
Jun. 12, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt won the Top Performer Award for “Inpatient Services — Children’s Hospitals” in the 2014 Excellence in Healthcare Award, sponsored by Professional Research Consultants Inc. (PRC), Vanderbilt’s patient satisfaction surveyor.
Roden named to NIH’s genomics advisory council
Jun. 12, 2014—Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Photo: Project Opportunity Graduation
Jun. 12, 2014—Project Opportunity is a job skills training program for individuals with developmental disabilities. The group worked in various departments throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
VUSN’s gerontological nursing efforts recognized
Jun. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been awarded membership in the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) in recognition of the highest level of commitment to the field of gerontological nursing.
Program helps ease path for long-term care patients
Jun. 12, 2014—It’s May 8, 2014 — one year to the day since a 25-year-old homeless man, Kris Stevenson, was hit by a car while crossing the street in Nashville, resulting in severe brain, pelvic and abdominal injuries.
Powers helped launch ‘Nighthawk’ imaging service
Jun. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Thomas Powers, M.D., has learned to see exceptionally well in the dark.
Men’s health issues In Tennessee vary widely based on race, ethnicity and geographic region; 2014 Report Card shows progress
Jun. 10, 2014—White men are more apt to commit suicide or die from a drug overdose or in a car wreck. Black men are more prone to suffer from chronic diseases and HIV. Hispanic men are disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer. Men in rural and urban areas seem to face different health challenges too.