Sep. 11, 2012—R. Alta Charo, the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a member of the Institute of Medicine, will discuss “Duties of Care, Rights of Conscience” at noon Friday, Sept. 21, in Light Hall, Room 208.
Sep. 5, 2012—Richard Payne, the Esther Colliflower director of the Duke University Institute on Care at the End of Life and professor of medicine and divinity at Duke Divinity School, will talk about “The Imperative of Palliative Care: Meeting the Triple Aim for Quality Care for the Seriously Ill” on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.
Aug. 24, 2012—A tool developed for one institution’s electronic health records can work at other institutions, potentially facilitating the use of these records in research studies.
Aug. 23, 2012—A rare, inherited mutation confers an eightfold increased risk of prostate cancer, a recent study shows.
Aug. 16, 2012—Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection.
Aug. 10, 2012—Females may be at higher risk of potentially fatal heart condition due to gender differences in a protein involved in the heart’s electrical activity.
Aug. 2, 2012—Anti-retroviral therapy can prevent tuberculosis, even in people with early HIV disease.
Jul. 24, 2012—Creating a device out of human cells that simulates brain chemistry is the goal of a $6.4 million grant which is part of major new federal initiative to develop a series of “organs on a chip” designed to improve the drug development process.
Jul. 18, 2012—Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.
Jul. 12, 2012—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic has served uninsured patients well over the last six years. Now, thanks to community partners including United Neighborhood Health Care, they have a beautiful new facility. New research underway at the clinic is important for the future of health care, especially in underserved populations, but...
Jul. 12, 2012—A genetic variant may help keep an individual’s “good” cholesterol in check.