Reporter Sept 23 2022
Diagnostic biomarker for bone disorder
Sep. 27, 2022—A urine chemical performs better as a diagnostic biomarker for the soft bone disease hypophosphatasia than other laboratory measures, Vanderbilt researchers have demonstrated.
Gender differences with bladder pain
Sep. 26, 2022—Gender differences in the pain experiences and treatment needs of people with a urologic pain syndrome could be used to improve interventions, Vanderbilt researchers report.
Medical student’s life saved by quick action of classmates
Sep. 22, 2022—Daniel Ragheb's Vanderbilt University School of Medicine classmates came to his rescue after Ragheb experienced sudden cardiac arrest while the group was playing basketball.
MEGAMicrobe event shows children that science can be fun
Sep. 22, 2022—More than 100 children who attended the “MEGAMicrobe Express” community science fair on Sept. 17 at the Warner Elementary Arts Magnet School in East Nashville.
Vanderbilt study uses AI to speed monkeypox drug trials
Sep. 22, 2022—A machine learning algorithm developed by researchers at Vanderbilt performs as well as humans at identifying skin lesions in clinical photographs of people with monkeypox.
Major commitment bolsters Vanderbilt’s retinal vision research efforts
Sep. 22, 2022—A $10 million gift from the International Retinal Research Foundation will establish a center dedicated to retinal vision research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and a directorship to support a physician-scientist leader in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
VUMC to lead AI ethics core for NIH project
Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers will lead and comprise the greater part of an artificial intelligence research ethics core for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program called Bridge to Artificial Intelligence, or Bridge2AI.
Self named co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award
Sep. 22, 2022—Wesley Self, MD, MPH, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named co-principal investigator (co-PI) of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).
Nominations sought for Research Staff Awards
Sep. 22, 2022—Nominations for the 2022 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Research Staff Awards are now being accepted.
Multisite project seeks to use patients’ voices to help diagnose disease
Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is partnering with 11 institutions on a $14 million NIH-funded project that aims to establish voice as a biomarker used in clinical care.
Policy experts discuss abortion ruling and health data privacy
Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt policy experts discuss how the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and newly enacted state laws limiting or banning abortion can be expected to bring new scrutiny to the privacy vulnerabilities of electronic health records.
Reduced exercise capacity in ICU survivors
Sep. 22, 2022—ICU survivors who have impaired exercise capacity months after discharge may have damaged muscle mitochondria — the energy powerhouses of the cell, Vanderbilt researchers propose.