Reporter May 15 2015
Preventing early pregnancy complications
May. 20, 2015—The enzyme alkaline phosphatase may provide a new therapeutic option for women at high risk of pregnancy complications due to bacterial toxin exposure.
Tools for exploring ‘omics’ data
May. 18, 2015—The NetGestalt computing portal integrates vast amounts of data to aid users in finding biologically and clinically relevant information.
VU lands $9 million NIH grant to design better flu vaccines
May. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design more effective flu vaccines and novel antibody therapies.
Boosting cell-based heart repair
May. 15, 2015—A metabolic change in adult stem cells makes them less “fit” for regenerative heart therapies, suggesting that strategies to prevent this response may boost the therapeutic usefulness of the cells.
School of Medicine graduates embrace future challenges
May. 14, 2015—Bonnie Miller, M.D., senior associate dean for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, offered some sound advice to the class of 2015 during last week’s commencement ceremony.
VUSN graduates ready to be positive force in health care
May. 14, 2015—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Vanderbilt’s Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “nursing today is as influential as when Florence Nightingale defined and organized nursing in the United Kingdom in the 1800s. We are one of the most essential elements in health care delivery today and are being recognized for it.”
Supportive environment spurs Biomedical Sciences graduates
May. 14, 2015—“It takes a village to raise a scientist.” That’s how Shenika Poindexter describes Vanderbilt University’s approach to graduate training in the biomedical sciences.
Jansen’s cancer research efforts garner recognition
May. 14, 2015—Valerie Malyvanh Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., a third-year medical oncology fellow, recently received several national awards and grants, as well as a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center fellowship, in recognition of her translational cancer research.
Faculty teaching, research award winners announced
May. 14, 2015—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Spring Faculty Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in 208 Light Hall.
American Surgical Association lauds VUMC’s Beauchamp
May. 14, 2015—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, was selected to receive the 2015 Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association (ASA).
Discovery Lecture to feature panel
May. 14, 2015—Three Vanderbilt University scientists will describe “gene-environment interactions in cancer etiology and prevention” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in 208 Light Hall.
Former Internal Medicine chief Allison dies at 92
May. 14, 2015—Fred Allison Jr., M.D., professor of Medicine, emeritus, and former chief of the Division of Internal Medicine, died May 8 at age 92.