Reporter Sept 17 2021
The role of polarity in early cancer
Sep. 21, 2021—Mutations in the protein epiregulin, an EGF receptor ligand, affect larger epithelial cell reorganization and may contribute to early cancer development, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.
Brain circuits in schizophrenia
Sep. 20, 2021—Vanderbilt psychiatrists are probing brain circuit hyperactivity implicated in schizophrenia, with the idea that normalizing the hyperactivity may improve cognitive processes.
Grant creates center for maternal, pediatric precision therapeutics
Sep. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a five-year, $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a center of excellence for Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics.
Indiana University’s Embí named chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics
Sep. 16, 2021—Peter Embí, MD, MS, President and Chief Executive Officer for the Regenstrief Institute Inc., and professor of Medicine and Biostatistics & Health Data Science at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named as the new chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Structural variants in breast cancer risk genes
Sep. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt epidemiologists conducted in-depth whole genome sequencing of breast cancer risk genes in Black women, who die at higher rates and have more aggressive disease, to discover mutations that may improve testing and treatment selection.
VHAN Care Management Team aids patients and families throughout Tennessee
Sep. 16, 2021—The Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network Care Management Team is helping patients across Tennessee navigate a broad and complex health care landscape.
VUMC team to test personalized acute heart failure treatment
Sep. 16, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt have been awarded a five-year, $4 million federal grant to test whether a personalized medicine strategy will improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with acute heart failure.
Chung receives early investigator award from ASCPT
Sep. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt's Cecilia Chung, MD, MPH, has received the 2022 Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT).
Winkfield named to National Cancer Advisory Board
Sep. 16, 2021—President Joe Biden has appointed Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, to the National Cancer Advisory Board, where she will serve a six-year term and help guide federal initiatives that focus on cancer.
‘Pre-conditioning’ restores immune tolerance
Sep. 16, 2021—A treatment targeting T-cell metabolism could reinvigorate immune tolerance mechanisms to combat autoimmune disease and transplant rejection, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.
VUSM mourns loss of medical student
Sep. 16, 2021—Students and faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) were informed last night about the death of classmate Zachary Scott Jones.
Children’s Hospital debuts new Reed Family Maternal Fetal Clinic
Sep. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt has opened a state of the art maternal fetal clinic to help expectant parents navigate the difficult decision-making process for babies at risk for or born with birth defects or abnormalities.