Vanderbilt Children‘s Hospital study proves nasal spray flu vaccine works better than the shot in younger children
Mar. 6, 2007— A new study, co-authored by Kathryn Edwards, M.D., chief of the Division Pediatric Clinical Research at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt, suggests that the nasal spray flu vaccine is twice as effective as the flu shot in children 6 months to 5 years of age. The study, entitled "Live attenuated versus Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Infants and Young Children" was published in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Feb. 22, 2007— Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has received a three-year accreditation with commendation, the highest level of approval, from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS).
Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research investigators join international team of experts to find genetic links to autism; Results published in Nature Genetics
Feb. 19, 2007— A team of Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research investigators and colleagues from around the world are releasing findings from the largest study to date seeking to identify genes that might increase the risk of autism.
Feb. 13, 2007— A group of graduates from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, who now work in the health care industry, has created an association to advance Owen‘s successful health care MBA program.
Jan. 29, 2007— Like a seed needs soil to grow and flourish, a tumor relies on its environment to grow and spread in the body -- something the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will be exploring more closely with the help of a new $6.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Jan. 24, 2007— A study by Vanderbilt‘s Haydar Frangoul, M.D., associate professor in pediatric hematology, shows an increase in the death rate among Iraqi children who were treated for leukemia in Baghdad while United Nations sanctions were in place.
Jan. 9, 2007— Finding the right healthcare for a child or loved one can leave you feeling like you need a visit to the doctor. A new study by Vanderbilt University researchers has found that the type of stress you experience may depend on the type of health care system with which you are dealing.