Dec. 10, 2015—Terence Dermody, M.D., director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving to become chair of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, physician-in-chief at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and scientific director of the Rangos Research Center.
Oct. 8, 2015—Buddy Creech, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program (VVRP) in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Sep. 22, 2015—A compound acting on serotonin receptors delays a critical step during reovirus cell entry, reducing viral infectivity.
May. 7, 2015—A new faculty task force has been appointed to prioritize and refine the eight health-related initiatives in the Academic Strategic Plan and to inventory existing health-related interdisciplinary centers and institutes at Vanderbilt.
Jul. 18, 2014—A newly identified receptor allows mammalian reovirus to infect neurons, shedding light on factors important for viral encephalitis.
Jul. 17, 2014—Two new services focused on treating infectious diseases in children started this month at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, including one that cares solely for children with compromised immune systems.
Apr. 28, 2014—Understanding how chikungunya virus binds to and enters cells offers a new target for antiviral medications.
Nov. 21, 2013—Danny Winder, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been appointed associate director of the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), which enables future leaders in academic medicine to earn both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.
Dec. 7, 2012—Components of human breast milk help ward off viral infection, a new study shows.
Oct. 31, 2012—The structural architecture of the reovirus attachment protein is required for efficient reovirus infection of host cells.
May. 13, 2011—The cellular factor Src helps reoviruses enter cells.