Reporter Sept 9 2016
Restore T cells to fight leukemia
Sep. 14, 2016—Modulation of T cell metabolism thus may represent a new therapeutic avenue for leukemia patients.
Risk factors for delirium
Sep. 13, 2016—High levels of blood markers for vascular endothelial dysfunction were associated with longer periods of confusion in ICU patients, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
In search of new cancer targets
Sep. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers developed a new algorithm to find clinically targetable gene rearrangements in cancers.
Investigators create ‘Trojan Horse’ to fight Ebola
Sep. 8, 2016—A multi-center research team including scientists from the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center has come up with a clever “Trojan Horse” strategy for thwarting the highly lethal Ebola virus.
Going after the ‘heart attack gremlin’
Sep. 8, 2016—A protein called Gremlin 2 controls the extent of inflammation after heart attack and may be a good therapeutic target.
Proposed changes could impact liver transplant efforts
Sep. 8, 2016—A new proposal under consideration by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) that would change the way donated livers are distributed would negatively impact patients listed for liver transplantation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and across the Southeast, according to Seth Karp, M.D., H. William Scott Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery.
Collaborative clinic focuses on bleeding disorders
Sep. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is home to a specialized clinic for teens, adolescents and young adults focusing on bleeding disorders.
O’Neill honored with international surgical volunteerism award
Sep. 8, 2016—James O’Neill, M.D., professor of Surgery and former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received an International Surgical Volunteerism Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for more than three decades of service as a surgeon and educator in medically underserved countries.
The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research honors two from VEI
Sep. 8, 2016—Two Vanderbilt Eye Institute physicians have been selected as Emerging Vision Scientists by the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR).
Children’s Hospital tees up inaugural golf tournament
Sep. 8, 2016—The inaugural Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Celebrity Golf Classic, presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee and talent and literary agency WME, was held Monday, Aug. 29, at The Golf Club of Tennessee.
Morrison to direct Corporate and Foundation Relations
Sep. 8, 2016—Erin Morrison, Senior Director of Community Development for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Development since 2011, has been named Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) for VUMC Development effective Oct. 1.
Franklin 4 the Cure event set to raise funds for Children’s Hospital
Sep. 8, 2016—The “Franklin 4 the Cure” two-day fundraising event will be held Sept. 16 and 17 in the Westhaven community, located three miles west of downtown Franklin.