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Nov. 19, 2020—Modernized endoscopic system blends robotics and magnetic coupling to improve medical procedures, starting with colonoscopies.
Nov. 18, 2020—A new therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer that has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being tested in a phase 3 clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Nov. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers are enrolling adults aged 75 and over to study whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol also called Lipitor®, can help maintain health by preventing dementia, disability, and heart disease.
Nov. 16, 2020—Younger parents were much less likely than older parents to say they planned to vaccinate their children and themselves against COVID-19.
Consuelo Wilkins’ transformative public health engagement methods recognized with National Academy of Medicine election
Nov. 13, 2020—Consuelo Hopkins Wilkins, professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
Nov. 12, 2020—A new study from Vanderbilt epidemiologists suggests that it’s time to reconsider clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer in older women.
Nov. 10, 2020—A new study sheds light on how molecular subsets within the tumors of kidney cancer patients determine treatment outcomes and underscores the importance of personalized medicine in making therapy decisions.
Nov. 9, 2020—Findings from a national study published Nov. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “do not support” the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the report concludes.
Nov. 1, 2020—Stephen Trzeciak, chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care and professor and chair of medicine at Rowan University's Cooper Medical School, will discuss "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference" on Nov. 16 at noon as part of the Flexner Deans' Lecture Series.
Oct. 30, 2020—Angelika Amon, PhD, a pioneering cell and molecular biologist and winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, died Oct. 29 from cancer. She was 53.
Oct. 28, 2020—From accomplished alumni to first-year trainees, the Vanderbilt Master of Public Health program has brought a wave of support to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Tennessee.
Oct. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers—including Charles Sanders, associate dean for research and professor of biochemistry, and graduate student Justin Marinko—have illuminated the cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, putting them on the road to developing therapeutic approaches for the disease that affects one in 2,500 people.