Reporter Oct 26 2012
Oct. 25, 2012—Combination therapy with two drugs delayed the development of treatment resistance in patients with metastatic melanoma that expresses a specific mutation in the BRAF gene.
Oct. 25, 2012—Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmacology, has won the 2012 Ariens Award from the Dutch Pharmacological Society.
Oct. 25, 2012—Researchers from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, Nigeria, will work on a collaborative project to study a sickle cell disease treatment for children in Nigeria.
Oct. 25, 2012—A bright spotlight shone on nursing research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Committee’s annual Research Day on Oct. 17.
Oct. 25, 2012—Former pro golfer Cathy Gerring returned to Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently for the first time since she was hospitalized here after being badly burned in a golf tournament more than 20 years ago.
Oct. 25, 2012—Camiron Pfennig, M.D., still fondly remembers performing her first operation. The then 5-year-old aptly used the brightly colored, chunky plastic tools from her Fisher Price doctor’s kit to extend the life of her beloved stuffed animals and dolls.
Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a major federal grant — just more than $7 million in the first year — to extend HIV/AIDS-related technical assistance and training in the rural province of Zambézia, Mozambique.