Reporter March 17 2017
Blocking neuroblastoma cell growth
Mar. 22, 2017—An inhibitor of cell metabolism may be a good therapeutic target for neuroblastoma, which accounts for about 15 percent of pediatric cancer-related deaths.
Delirium in the ED
Mar. 20, 2017—Interventions for delirium in the emergency department setting are needed to preserve patients’ long-term function and cognition, Vanderbilt investigators have found.
New target for colorectal cancer
Mar. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that activated epidermal growth factor receptor may be a target for therapies to prevent colorectal cancer development.
Study catches ‘notorious’ drug pump in action
Mar. 16, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have mapped the conformational changes that occur in a protein “notorious” for pumping chemotherapeutic drugs out of cancer cells and blocking medications from reaching the central nervous system.
Social worker Jones thrives on helping patients, families
Mar. 16, 2017—“Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry” reads a sign next to the door as you exit Stacy Jones’ office on the 8th floor of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH). As a social worker on the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Vanderbilt, the sign’s wording fits Jones’ personality.
Premature infants in NICU do better with touch: study
Mar. 16, 2017—Treatment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) saves millions of infants born prematurely every year. But treatment is not without cost. Painful procedures such as needle pricks can impact early brain development.
Glazer named Executive Medical Director of CHIM
Mar. 16, 2017—Mark Glazer, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named Executive Medical Director of the Center for Health Information Management (CHIM) at VUMC.
Team’s rapid response saves new mother following stroke
Mar. 16, 2017—Quick actions saved a new mother from any disabilities after she suffered a postpartum stroke last week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Video submissions sought for employee celebration event
Mar. 16, 2017—As part of the enterprise-wide VUMC employee celebration event — Celebrate the Difference YOU Make Every Day! — staff and faculty are encouraged to get creative and develop a short (2-minute) video that reflects the difference that happens when a team comes together.
Ambulance association honors LifeFlight’s Brywczynski
Mar. 16, 2017—The Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA) has named Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s Jeremy Brywczynski, M.D., as the medical director of the year for the statewide ambulance association.
Shade Tree Trot fundraising event set for April 22
Mar. 16, 2017—The ninth annual Shade Tree Trot is set for Saturday, April 22, on the Vanderbilt campus.
Mar. 16, 2017—Hammed Aljohani, 5, shares what he’s discovered about fruit flies with his older brother, Ruwwad Aljohani, 8, with the help of Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate student Nicholas Smith on Saturday during the annual “Brain Blast.”