Reporter Oct 4 2019
A new regulator of B cell development
Oct. 8, 2019—New findings establish a role for the pro-inflammatory molecule IL-33 in the early development of antibody-producing B cells.
AI maps routes to heart disease
Oct. 7, 2019—Machine learning on unlabeled electronic health record data has shed light on the emergence of cardiovascular disease.
Study: personalized decision support affects intensive care
Oct. 3, 2019—For patients in pediatric intensive care who are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), giving clinicians automated decision support during the electronic order entry process increased the rate of blood testing for AKI by 9%.
VUSM alum receives service award
Oct. 3, 2019—Milton Ochieng’, MD’08, is the 2019 recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board’s Alumni Public Service Award.
VICC’s Rathmell honored with Louisa Nelson Award
Oct. 3, 2019—Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, received an award that honors women who embody the achievement, vision and inspiration of the founder of a local distillery.
Team discovers one more piece to the autism puzzle
Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have linked genetic mutations in a single receptor to epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability.
A step toward gastric cancer
Oct. 3, 2019—New research findings provide insight into the detrimental events that develop in response to H. pylori infection.
A catalog of DNA replication proteins
Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt scientists have identified 593 proteins that are enriched at sites of DNA duplication and chromatin packaging of newly synthesized DNA.
Diabetes drug study explores cardiovascular risks for patients with kidney disease
Oct. 3, 2019—An observational study using medical record information from nearly 50,000 U.S. military veterans sheds new light on which drugs are best for patients with Type 2 diabetes and one of its common complications, kidney disease.
Lindsell appointed to HEAlth Data Science Center co-directorship
Oct. 3, 2019—The HEAlth Data Science (HEADS) Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is undergoing a reorganization to further refine the center’s mission, and Christopher Lindsell, PhD, has been named a new co-director.
Nighttime event shines light on community support
Oct. 2, 2019—The Night Lights event showcased how the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities and businesses support Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Children’s Hospital debuts enhanced helipad
Oct. 2, 2019—The return of the Children’s Hospital helipad, painted with the hospital’s trademark paper dolls, will shorten the transport time for patients by several minutes — essentially eliminating the need to shuttle patients along a 400-yard connector to reach the freestanding, pediatric hospital.