Reporter Oct 17 2014
Heart patient uses ICD experience to promote benefits of exercise
Oct. 16, 2014—Carrie Romero of Columbia, Tennessee, is running for her life. In 1997, when she was 28, Romero was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy — a heart muscle disease that puts her at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Staph ‘gangs’ share nutrients during infection: study
Oct. 16, 2014—Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. The findings shed light on a long-standing question in infectious diseases and may inform new treatment strategies.
DeBaun’s Levi Watkins Lecture highlights the power of purpose
Oct. 16, 2014—Throughout his career in medicine, Michael R. DeBaun, M.D., has found moments to fight the status quo.
BHT grant to help Comprehensive Care Clinic’s medication program
Oct. 16, 2014—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic has received a nearly $54,000 grant for 2014-2015 from the Baptist Healing Trust (BHT) for its Pharmacy Support Program, which provides free or low-cost medications to people with HIV/AIDS.
Indiana couple hits the links to support melanoma research
Oct. 16, 2014—A Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) melanoma patient is using his passion for golf to support melanoma research efforts at VICC.
Nursing symposium focuses on transplant patients’ care, needs
Oct. 16, 2014—What started as a way to gather nurse practitioners in the field of transplantation at Vanderbilt to talk about the best practices in managing patients has grown into a one-of-a-kind national conference.
VUSN study seeks to improve lymphedema care
Oct. 16, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) study may lead to earlier detection and better outcomes for the 20-30 percent of breast cancer patients with lymphedema, the painful and stigmatizing arm swelling that often results from treatment.
Reading Clinic again lands Dollar General Foundation support
Oct. 16, 2014—The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has again awarded a $50,000 Youth Literacy grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic.
VUMC named a leader in LGBT equality efforts
Oct. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
Project PAVE’s impact on children’s vision easy to see
Oct. 16, 2014—It’s been 20 years since Project PAVE, a Tennessee program providing low-vision evaluations for children, was launched.
Lymphocyte study reveals obesity clues
Oct. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers are closer to understanding the link between obesity, chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes.
Anesthesiologist from Nairobi observes VU’s services, training
Oct. 16, 2014—Kenya struggles with a dearth of pediatric anesthesiologists, having a grand total of five. And that’s for a general population of 45 million, some 43 percent of whom are under the age of 15.