Reporter March 31 2023
New procedure helps patients avoid leg amputation
Mar. 30, 2023—More than 75% of patients facing amputation from the most severe form of peripheral artery disease were able to keep their limb after an innovative treatment as part of a multicenter study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Infant sleep safety education vital to reduce deaths
Mar. 30, 2023—According to Tennessee’s 2022 Child Fatality Annual Report, over the past five years, white infants accounted for most of the sleep-related infant deaths in Tennessee, but Black infants were three times more likely to suffer a sleep-related fatality.
NIH grant launches C. diff vaccine research initiative
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt has received an NIH grant to launch the Vanderbilt Antibody and Antigen Discovery for Clostridioides difficile Vaccines, or VANDy-CdV.
Family’s gift will support pediatric cancer research
Mar. 30, 2023—Lily Hensiek's family has made a new $1 million commitment to endow the Lily’s Garden Discovery Researcher Fund in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
VUMC relaunching committee devoted to nurse well-being
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is relaunching its Nurse Wellness Committee, part of ongoing efforts to promote well-being and resilience in its nursing team.
New treatment helps mitigate hair loss for chemotherapy patients
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has started offering scalp cooling, which mitigates hair loss for patients receiving certain chemotherapy regimens.
Urology fellowship program celebrated after 20 years
Mar. 30, 2023—The urology fellowship training program focused on women’s urologic health and reconstruction, known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and graduating its 20th fellow in June at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Crowe, Harris, Young elected as new AIMBE fellows
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's James Crowe Jr., MD, Paul Harris, PhD, and Jamey Young, PhD, have been elected to the 2023 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
One Hundred Oaks COVID-19 vaccination site to close April 7
Mar. 30, 2023—The COVID-19 vaccination site at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks will close on April 7.
VUMC researcher selected for Global Scholars Program
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt researcher P. Brent Ferrell, MD, is leading one of five projects selected by the 2022 Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Global Scholars Program.
Sandler named co-chair of ACR’s Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kim Sandler, MD, has been named co-chair of the Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee for the American College of Radiology.
Mar. 30, 2023—Yifan Chang, PhD, recently spoke about his team’s research using single particle cryo-EM (cryogenic electron microscopy) to study INO80, an ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complex.