Reporter Oct 28 2022
VUMC mourns loss of noted hypertension expert Elijovich
Oct. 28, 2022—Fernando Elijovich, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died in Nashville on Oct. 21. He was 77.
Low vision initiative for children lands new funding
Oct. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt's Project PAVE has received funding from the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to continue the program that has provided low-vision evaluations for more than 2,150 school-age children in Tennessee since 1993.
Kidney Transplant Program celebrates 60th anniversary
Oct. 27, 2022—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary of its first kidney transplant, performed on Oct. 3, 1962. Since then, VUMC has performed more than 7,000 kidney transplants, of which Walker was one of the earlier cases.
Watkins Lecture highlights diversity, equity, inclusion efforts
Oct. 27, 2022—The 21st annual Levi Watkins Jr. MD Lecture recognized the contributions of several Vanderbilt faculty, trainees and students who have made contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Terker selected as VUMC Discovery Scholar in Health and Medicine
Oct. 27, 2022— by Bill Snyder Andrew Terker, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been selected as the 2022 VUMC Discovery Scholar in Health and Medicine. The Discovery Scholars program was launched in 2020 with funding from the Brock Family Directorship in Career Development...
Study to explore why some gliomas spread like cancerous tumors
Oct. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt's Michael Dewan, MD, MSCI, has received a grant from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to study why some low-grade gliomas, a type of non-cancerous brain or spine tumor, spread and behave like cancerous tumors.
Translational Research Forum highlights range of studies
Oct. 27, 2022—The 2022 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum exemplified the range of studies conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that are translating scientific discovery into clinical practice.
New SMART rotation of military medical personnel runs Nov. 8-22
Oct. 27, 2022—The next Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) rotation, which includes 15 members of the United States military, is coming to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to work in clinical areas of the Vanderbilt University Hospital in November.
New chairs named to lead VUMC advisory boards
Oct. 27, 2022—Liz Potocsnak and Larisa Featherstone have been named to positions on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s advisory boards.
Study reveals pathways for aggressive prostate cancer subtype
Oct. 27, 2022—Research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has revealed new information about the molecular pathways of cribriform prostate cancer.
Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize now being accepted
Oct. 27, 2022—Nominations for the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science are now being accepted. The nomination deadline is Dec. 1.
Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital named to Leapfrog list of top maternity hospitals
Oct. 27, 2022—Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital has been named among the top maternity hospitals in the nation.