Reporter March 17 2023
Rolando transitions to lead Health and Wellness
Mar. 20, 2023— by Wayne Wood Lori Rolando, MD, MPH, has transitioned into a new role as executive director of Vanderbilt Health and Wellness. In this new role, she will oversee Occupational Health, Health Plus and Work/Life Connections-EAP. Rolando has been at Vanderbilt for 15 years and, in her previous role as director of the Occupational Health...
Scientists resurrect a ‘dead’ antibody to study protein
Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt was part of a multi-center team that resurrected a “dead antibody” to reveal the mysteries of cytochrome c, a versatile protein that is an essential part of the cell’s energy-generating capacity, and of life itself.
Multispecialty expertise key to heart patient’s recovery
Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt's multispecialty expertise helped a seemingly healthy 54-year-old man who needed major heart procedures get back to the gym and live a healthy life.
Cardiovascular research pioneer Inagami mourned
Mar. 16, 2023—Tadashi Inagami, PhD, DSc, Vanderbilt University Professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, who helped characterize the biochemical basis for hypertension, heart failure and vascular disease, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13 after a brief illness. He was 92.
Football player’s donation honors his late brother
Mar. 16, 2023—P.U.N.T Pediatric Cancer Collaborative, along with Buffalo Bills football player Dawson Knox, recently presented Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with a gift of “Luke’s Locker” in memory of his brother.
Study evaluates polygenic risk score for prostate cancer risk prediction
Mar. 16, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that prostate cancer polygenic risk score has limited utility for enhancing prostate cancer screening.
Mar. 16, 2023—Nashville pianist Ed Bazel, founder of The River of Calm music channel, recently played for patients in the waiting room of the Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Eng stresses need for clinical trial support at cancer forum
Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt's Cathy Eng, MD, stressed the need for more patient participation and better funding for clinical trials to improve colorectal cancer treatment and outcomes during the White House Cancer Moonshot Colorectal Cancer Forum.
Digital technologies focus of new academic health report
Mar. 16, 2023—A new report by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group makes recommendations for the opportunities and challenges that the ongoing digital technology revolution brings to academic health centers.
Orthopaedic surgery academy honors Jahangir
Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt's Alex Jahangir, MD, recently received the William W. Tipton Jr., MD Leadership Award at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Study seeks to identify prenatal allergy risk markers
Mar. 16, 2023—A Vanderbilt clinical trial is seeking to identify prenatal and early childhood markers of high risk for food allergy and atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as well as biological pathways that lead to these conditions.
Ashcroft named to receive Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science
Mar. 15, 2023—Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft, a British physiologist known internationally for her work on insulin secretion, Type 2 diabetes and neonatal diabetes, is the recipient of the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.