Reporter Oct 23 2015
VUMC and Incyte Corp. form new scientific alliance
Oct. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have joined forces with scientists at Incyte Corp. to explore new therapies for the treatment of various types of cancer, as well as other diseases. The company has agreed to help fund basic and translational science research by VUMC investigators.
Chazin honored with international biophysics award
Oct. 22, 2015—Walter Chazin, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology, is a recipient of a 2016 Fellow of the Biophysical Society award.
Guillamondegui: One standard needed to track concussions
Oct. 22, 2015—Data in sports concussion studies will continue to be disputed as long as the injuries are diagnosed by differing standards instead of universal guidelines, a Vanderbilt investigator concludes in a recent review.
Elam steps down as Osher Center medical director
Oct. 22, 2015—Roy Elam, M.D., will step down as medical director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt University following a search for a new director.
VU-invented wireless ECG system receives FDA approval
Oct. 22, 2015—A wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) system invented at Vanderbilt University and marketed by a Nashville company, InvisionHeart, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
Revised regulations proposed for human subject research
Oct. 22, 2015—Eighteen departments and agencies of the federal government have joined to propose revised regulations for scientific research involving human subjects.
Cancer Survivorship Celebration set for Nov. 1
Oct. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is hosting the 2015 Cancer Survivorship Celebration Sunday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
Myers delivers annual lecture inspired by Watkins’ legacy
Oct. 22, 2015—Woodrow Myers, M.D., MBA, CEO of Corizon Health, delivered the 14th annual Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Lecture.
Eskind Library receives Southern consortium award
Oct. 22, 2015—Eskind Biomedical Library has won the Consortium of Southern Biomedical Libraries Distinguished Library Award.
Vanderbilt’s MPH program adds health policy track
Oct. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health program has added a health policy track, with four new MPH students (class of 2017) joining the track in this initial semester.
CMA pledges $3 million to boost Children’s expansion
Oct. 22, 2015—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is receiving significant philanthropic support through a $3 million gift from the Country Music Association (CMA), Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders, event host Kix Brooks and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum announced this week.
Study sheds light on side effects of COX-2 drugs
Oct. 22, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists are closer to understanding why COX-2 inhibitors — drugs that relieve arthritis pain and inflammation without the gastrointestinal side effects of other painkillers — cause heart problems in some patients. Now