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Reporter June 16 2017

VUMC team’s discovery could lead to new diabetes treatment

Jun. 15, 2017—High circulating glucose, the hallmark of diabetes, is linked to the disease’s most serious complications including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputation. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death and costs the nation an estimated $322 billion a year. Restoring the action of insulin has been the traditional treatment route. Insulin, a hormone...

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Patrick honored for neonatal abstinence syndrome research

Jun. 15, 2017—Stephen W. Patrick, M.D., MPH, MS, has been chosen to receive the Nemours Child Health Services Research Award, recognizing his work surrounding neonatal abstinence syndrome, a drug withdrawal syndrome experienced by infants exposed to opioids while in utero.

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VICC racers compete in downtown bed race for cancer research funding

Jun. 15, 2017—Staff members from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) garnered an impressive second place finish in last month’s Downtown Derby Bed Race competition. The annual event which raises funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation featured teams that built and decorated their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza in downtown Nashville. The VICC team,...

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Schaffner receives UpShot Award in vaccine communication

Jun. 15, 2017—The National Vaccine Program Office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected William Schaffner, M.D., to receive its 2017 NVPO UpShot Award in Vaccine Communication.

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Pharmacology top teacher

Jun. 15, 2017—Ronald Emeson, Ph.D., is a three-time winner of the Teacher of the Year Award presented by graduate students in the Department of Pharmacology

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Unal receives Orthopedic Research Society award

Jun. 15, 2017—Mustafa Unal, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected by the Orthopedic Research Society to receive its 2017 Alice L. Jee Young Investigator Award for work that potentially will improve the clinical assessment of bone strength and quality.

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Chair of Medicine shares good news – and a story

Jun. 15, 2017—Nancy J. Brown, M.D., chair and physician-in-chief of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, shared a bumper crop of good news in her annual State of the Department address last week.

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Celebrating the Nashville Predators

Jun. 15, 2017—Faculty, nurses and staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s at Vanderbilt gathered prior to the final game of the Stanley Cup to thank the Nashville Predators for an amazing hockey season, as well as for the tremendous support the team has provided over the past seven years to patients and families.

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Cancer patient chooses Nashville for VICC care and the Nashville Predators

Jun. 13, 2017—Los Angeles native Christina Shaw had two powerful goals when she decided to move cross country to live in Nashville – the first was to support her favorite hockey team and the second was to meet a renowned lung cancer specialist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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VUMC study shows cesarean patients sent home from hospital with more narcotic pain medications than needed

Jun. 13, 2017—Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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