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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.

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.

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.

Tool guides decision-making for prostate cancer patients

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Prostate cancer patients in Nashville and Los Angeles are benefiting from a computer-based decision aid that implements the latest study results to tailor treatment options to an individual’s quality-of-life priorities.

Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Breast cancer patients who message their doctors about certain topics are more likely to discontinue hormone therapy than others, enabling doctors to better predict which patients are at risk of stopping their treatment early.

Lung cancer survival signal

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

A recent study shows that a cell receptor, SSTR2, is a candidate biomarker for poor prognosis and a potential therapeutic target for small cell lung cancer.

A new target for lung cancer

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

A recent study suggests that a transporter protein called xCT may be potential therapeutic target in lung cancer.

Grant to develop ways to measure medical mistrust in African-American men

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop new ways to measure trust in African-American men as it relates to health care.

Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has been appointed director of a new Engagement Core to support the design, implementation and governance of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.

Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Derek M. Griffith has been selected for the American Association of Health Behavior Fellows Class of 2017. Griffith, who is an associate professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and founder and director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt, is being recognized for his significant contributions in the field of health behavior research.

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