Reporter Oct 18 2013
Oct. 17, 2013—A fungus that is killing frogs and other amphibians around the world releases a toxic factor that disables the amphibian immune response, Vanderbilt University investigators report Oct. 18 in the journal Science.
Oct. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has joined a national network funded by the National Institutes of Health to streamline multi-site clinical trials focused on key interventions in stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
Oct. 17, 2013—It's all about the patient. That's the message Talmadge King Jr., M.D., the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), shared with students, physicians, administrators and researchers during Wednesday’s Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture on Diversity in Medical Education.
Oct. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s plan for an automated system that would include a daily charge for patient and visitor parking on the Medical Center’s 21st Avenue campus, in the Central, East and South Garages, remains under consideration but the launch date for the new system is being postponed.
Oct. 17, 2013—Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow Annabelle de St. Maurice, M.D., has been awarded a grant to determine the relationship between pneumococcal vaccination and the emergence of certain strains of pneumococcal bacteria not covered by vaccines.
Oct. 17, 2013—A research team led by Josh Peterson, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, and John Graves, Ph.D., assistant professor of Preventive Medicine, will study the cost-effectiveness of testing patients’ risk of adverse gene-drug interactions.
Oct. 17, 2013—The British Medical Association (BMA) recently honored the 13th edition of “Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy” with its Illustrated Book Award for 2013.
Oct. 17, 2013—Multi-platinum country music artist Dierks Bentley will host his eighth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Oct. 17, 2013—Boston University biomedical engineer and MacArthur Fellow James Collins, Ph.D., will lecture at 3:10 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium, part of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Featheringill Hall.