Reporter May 26 2017
May. 26, 2017—Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Neurology and Physiology and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Neurology. He will join the faculty on Sept. 1.
May. 26, 2017—This week Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, joined a growing chorus calling for preservation of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
May. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt LifeFlight has developed a new app that allows for emergency responders to request a helicopter at the tap of a button. The app also uses computer-aided software to send the emergency responders’ location and other helpful information directly to dispatch personnel at LifeFlight’s Communications Center.
May. 25, 2017—Researchers have, for the first time, described the similarity of different self-transcendent experiences — mental states that range from being in love to spiritual enlightenment — along a common continuum and spectrum of intensity.
May. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) rapid response in treating stroke patients has received the American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll-Elite Plus recognition for the third consecutive year.
May. 25, 2017—Joseph Little, M.D., ’77, BA ’72, left, and Irwin Venick, J.D., ’75, right, shown here with Robert Miller, M.D., recently spoke about their experience with the Vanderbilt Student Health Coalition, an initiative of Vanderbilt medical, nursing, law and undergraduate students that began in 1969.
May. 25, 2017—The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has re-accredited Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2017 for VUMC’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and their families.
May. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Vanderbilt University and Japan-based Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. have expanded a drug discovery agreement initiated in 2015 that will now run through 2019.
May. 25, 2017—Melanie Swift, M.D., center, is joined at a recent farewell reception in her honor by Mary Yarbrough, M.D., left, executive director of Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness, and Lori Rolando, M.D., MPH, who succeeds Swift as director of Occupational Health for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).
May. 25, 2017—Shichun Bao, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, unclips an insulin pump smaller than a deck of cards from her waistband to glance at its digital readout — but she doesn’t actually have diabetes and the pump contains only saline.
May. 25, 2017—A novel population of lung stem cells plays an important role in regulating the pulmonary microvasculature — the network of tiny blood vessels where oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange takes place.