Reporter Nov 1 2019
Endotoxin shock protector
Nov. 5, 2019—A novel tool developed by Vanderbilt scientists protects animals from endotoxin shock and can be used for mechanistic analyses of inflammation due to microbial and other insults.
How to fake a medical record
Nov. 4, 2019—Simulated electronic health records could avoid patient privacy risks and help speed discovery.
New Physician Spotlight: Cathy Eng
Nov. 1, 2019—Cathy Eng, MD, a national and international leader in gastrointestinal medical oncology, was recruited to VUMC from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Nashville Predators honor late CEO of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt at Hockey Fights Cancer game
Oct. 31, 2019—When the Nashville Predators hockey team hits the ice Saturday, Nov. 2, the players will take on an important opponent: childhood cancer.
Acute kidney injury recovery time impacts future risk
Oct. 31, 2019—Interventions that impact the timing of recovery following acute injury may improve future outcomes for patients.
Rush named interim Children’s Hospital president
Oct. 31, 2019—Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, has been named interim president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, effective immediately.
Digital study to evaluate how behavior strategies impact sleep in children with autism
Oct. 31, 2019—VUMC is recruiting nationally for a study on how to improve sleep in children with autism using a behavioral intervention given to parents entirely online, tracked by a digital portal.
Imaging host-pathogen battle for metal
Oct. 31, 2019—An unprecedented view of bacterial products within infected tissues opens new opportunities to explore infection biology and devise novel therapeutic strategies.
Workshop creates modified toys for children with physical disabilities
Oct. 31, 2019—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center recently hosted an adapted toy workshop to create a loaner library of toys that are accessible for children with physical disabilities.
Vanderbilt investigators lead effort to create map of the human kidney
Oct. 31, 2019—Short of mandating universal diabetes treatment, regular exercise and low-calorie diets, little can be done to stem the rising tide of kidney failure — unless scientists can figure out why exactly the kidney’s filtration units, the glomeruli, stop working.
Fight against childhood cancer bolstered by Predators gift
Oct. 31, 2019—The Nashville Predators hockey team, longtime supporters of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its programs, presented the hospital with the proceeds raised throughout the year from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund.
Oct. 31, 2019—Children had a field day on Oct. 19 exploring with Vanderbilt scientists the “great big world of tiny microbes” — bacteria, viruses and other germs.