Reporter May 28 2021
May. 27, 2021—Juan Pablo Arroyo, MD, PhD, has been awarded the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.
May. 27, 2021—Petyon Smith's answered prayers became the best birthday wish ever on Jan. 31 — the date his younger brother received the first-ever dual kidney-liver transplant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center calls for action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track
May. 27, 2021—A significant reduction in annual well visits and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a vaccination gap among U.S. children and adolescents, especially with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cancer prevention.
May. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers will present data on clinical trials involving targeted therapies, immunotherapies and drug combination synergies at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, June 4-8. The meeting is a virtual event this year.
May. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Radiation Oncologists have performed a first-ever non-invasive procedure which has greatly improved a patient’s 50-year symptoms of long-term, treatment-resistant depression.
May. 26, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a study to determine the impact of a predictive model for identifying pediatric patients at risk for developing blood clots or venous thromboembolisms (VTEs).
VUMC researchers receive grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop biomarkers to improve the diagnosis of acute heart failure
May. 26, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have received a four-year, $6.2-million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel panel of biomarkers to improve the diagnosis of acute heart failure (AHF).
May. 26, 2021—Two physicians in Vanderbilt’s Department of Pediatrics — James Antoon, MD, PhD, and Shani Jones, MD — have been honored for their work by the American Pediatric Association.
May. 25, 2021—Laveil Allen, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Radiology, has been named chief of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences’ new Emergency Radiology section.