Reporter Sept 7 2018
Nicotine patch shows promise in treating late-life depression
Sep. 6, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center pilot study of treating late-life depression in nonsmokers with transdermal nicotine (nicotine patch) has yielded some promising results, but the study’s author cautions that more study is needed.
New fellowship bolsters transplant nurse training
Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing has launched the Jerita Payne Transplant Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, one of the first of its kind in the country.
School of Nursing students drawn to culture of mentoring
Sep. 6, 2018—It was unanimous. Incoming master’s, doctor of nursing practice and PhD students each named the school’s faculty as one of the reasons they chose to attend Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Link between immune system, disease explored
Sep. 6, 2018—The first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the academic year featured presentations by two Vanderbilt faculty members.
Discovery Lecture to focus on nation’s opioid epidemic
Sep. 6, 2018—Innovative strategies for addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic and its consequences will be discussed during a Cutting-edge Discovery Lecture on Sept. 13. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in room 208 Light Hall.
‘Borderline’ lung hypertension should not be ignored: studies
Sep. 6, 2018—Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of chronic diseases that occurs when there is increased blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs.
Biomedical sciences journey starts from Simple Beginnings
Sep. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine welcomed 112 new doctoral students on Aug. 31 during the ninth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room filled with family members and other well-wishers.
VUMC information guru Evans retires with fanfare
Sep. 6, 2018—Information is the lifeblood of health care behemoths like Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Without a technically superb and user-friendly system that provides a rapid and reliable flow of data, clinical operations will grind to a halt.
Team’s findings could spur new treatments for type 2 diabetes
Sep. 6, 2018—An international research team including scientists from Vanderbilt University has discovered how the diabetes drug metformin blocks glucose production by the liver. The discovery, reported Aug. 27 in the journal Nature Medicine, could lead to development of new ways to treat type 2 diabetes.
Health policy speaker urges looking beyond data
Sep. 6, 2018—Katherine Swartz, PhD, a nationally known leader in health policy research, encouraged others conducting investigations in the field to move beyond the data and into local communities to gather the stories behind the data during last week’s Research into Policy and Practice Lecture hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Health Policy.