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News: May, 2019

Gore, King elected to 2019 IAMBE Class of Fellows

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

John Gore, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), and Michael King, PhD, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, were recently elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) 2019 Class of Fellows in recognition of their contributions in the field of medical and biological engineering.

Academic Pediatric Association honors Barkin

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, division chief of General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was honored recently with the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Research Award.

Byndloss selected for NIH future research leaders conference

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected to participate in the Future Research Leaders Conference at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Study details regulation of a multi-drug transporter

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered how a protein pump distinguishes between chemicals that it will expel from a cell and inhibitors that block its action – findings that could guide the development of more efficient inhibitors to prevent cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy.

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a recent study.

The dynamic basement

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

A recent study presents a new way to analyze the repair of basement membranes, important structural and functional components of tissues that are subject to environmental damage.

Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Joseph Smith Jr., MD, professor of Urologic Surgery, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

Vanderbilt Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screening June 15

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Vanderbilt Dermatology in collaboration with the Nashville Dermatology Society is offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300.

Therapy animals’ impact on children with cancer studied

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, recently received a grant from nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) for a pilot program investigating the health benefits of human-animal interactions (HAIs) in reducing suffering of children with cancer undergoing debilitating treatments.

Researchers putting the brakes on lethal childhood cancer

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

A recent study suggests that blocking the MYC protein could be “unexpectedly effective” in treating malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) is one of the most aggressive and lethal childhood cancers.

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