Reporter March 24 2023
Inflammation implicated in exfoliation syndrome
Mar. 28, 2023—Computational genetics tools have implicated inflammatory pathways in exfoliation syndrome, the most common cause of secondary glaucoma, which can result in blindness.
Improving lung nodule diagnosis
Mar. 27, 2023—Adding blood and imaging biomarkers to a clinical prediction model could improve diagnostic accuracy for the 1.6 million lung nodules detected each year, many through expanded lung cancer screening programs.
Study sheds light on drug’s impact on diabetes progression
Mar. 23, 2023—A Vanderbilt study of a treatment to delay the development of Type 1 diabetes in individuals at high risk did not meet the study goals of delaying progression from normal glucose tolerance to abnormal glucose tolerance or clinical diagnosis, although the study drug, abatacept, impacted immune response and preserved insulin production during the one-year treatment period.
VUMC accredited for primary ciliary dyskinesia care
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been named a fully accredited adult PCD (primary ciliary dyskinesia) Foundation Clinical and Research Center site.
Reminders for clinicians improve prescribing for high cholesterol
Mar. 23, 2023—A Vanderbilt study found that automated targeted reminders for clinicians helped increase prescribing of high intensity statins for patients with various atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease diagnoses, including coronary or peripheral artery disease and ischemic stroke.
New MyHealth Bundles to help treat kidney stones, substance use disorder
Mar. 23, 2023—Employees covered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center health plans and employees covered by the Metro Nashville Public Schools health plan can now enroll in two new MyHealth Bundles: MyUrologyHealth for the treatment of kidney stones and MyRecoveryHealth for the treatment of substance use disorder.
Goldenring’s gastrointestinal research contributions lauded
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt's James Goldenring, MD, PhD, has been honored by the American Gastroenterological Association for making significant contributions to understanding gastrointestinal disease.
Poll shows food insecurity on rise in Tennessee
Mar. 23, 2023—A newly released Vanderbilt poll found that an increasing number of Tennessee parents are reporting their families are food insecure.
Mathers Foundation award supports study of bacterial physiology
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt's Wenhan Zhu, PhD, has received a three-year award from the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation to support his research that aims to answer a fundamental question about bacterial physiology and engineer probiotics to improve gut inflammatory diseases.
Saunders receives diabetes research innovation award
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt's Diane Saunders, PhD, has been selected as a 2023 recipient of an Innovation Award by the Network of Pancreatic Donors with Diabetes.
Decoding cell division machinery
Mar. 23, 2023—Phosphate modification regulates the cell localization of Cdc15, one of the main controllers of cell division, to fine tune the assembly of cell division machinery.
Shade Tree Trot fundraising event set for April 8
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s annual Shade Tree Trot 5K, a long-standing fund-raising tradition, is set for Saturday, April 8.