Health and Medicine
Dec. 18, 2020—Moderna, remdesivir, AstraZeneca. VUMC’s experts have played an integral role in the development of these marquee COVID-19 therapeutics behind the scenes.
Dec. 17, 2020—The first study to compare molecular landscapes of early-onset and late-onset appendiceal cancer has revealed distinct non-silent mutations in the tumors of younger patients, setting the stage for the development of potential therapeutic advances.
Dec. 17, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered that blocking a certain signaling pathway boosts antitumor immunity and reduces tumor growth and metastasis in models of breast cancer and melanoma.
Dec. 17, 2020—This spring in the U.S., there were widespread delays in elective health care procedures and screenings.
Dec. 16, 2020—In March, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders established a command center on campus to address the myriad issues that the Medical Center would face in the coming days, weeks and months as the COVID-19 pandemic encroached on Tennessee, then Nashville and finally on campus.
American Chemical Society appoints Craig Lindsley editor in chief of ‘Journal of Medicinal Chemistry’
Dec. 14, 2020—Craig Lindsley, William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and university professor of chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry, has been named editor in chief of the "Journal of Medicinal Chemistry." His appointment will begin Jan. 1.
Dec. 9, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a special presentation with coronavirus expert Dr. Mark R. Denison on Monday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon Central time. Denison’s presentation, “Preparing for the COVID-19 Pandemic ... for 36 Years,” will explore why COVID-19 emerged, his lab’s discoveries, and where we go from here.
Cortez named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry; York named Impossible Foods chief science officer
Dec. 8, 2020—David Cortez, Richard N. Armstrong Chair for Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of biochemistry, has been named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry beginning Jan. 1. This follows the departure of John York, who was recently named chief science officer of California-based food technology startup Impossible Foods.
Dec. 7, 2020—Understanding the function of host cells when infected with SARS-CoV-2 may lead to host-directed antiviral therapeutics.
Vanderbilt awarded NIH grant to continue mentoring and career training among biomedical research graduate students from underrepresented groups
Dec. 1, 2020—The Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences has won continued funding from the National Institutes of Health for its Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity program supporting the success of biomedical graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Nov. 23, 2020—Women diagnosed with early-onset colorectal cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease depending upon their county of residence, according to a study published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.
Ridner returns to cancer patient research and care during Research Ramp-up to advance intervention studies
Nov. 20, 2020—When in-person research activities at Vanderbilt were put on hold in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing professor Sheila Ridner’s steadfast commitment to patients ensured that their care did not suffer.