Progress Report

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Formed in 2008, the Minority Housestaff for Academic and Medical Advancement (MHAMA) is an organization comprised of Vanderbilt house staff and advisers who are committed to creating opportunities for the advancement of underrepresented house staff by providing opportunities for mentorship, … Continued

The Sanford Project

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Sanford Health, in collaboration with Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., is investigating whether a child’s own cells can fight type 1 diabetes. This clinical trial, known as The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, studies an innovative investigational therapy in children newly diagnosed with … Continued

Vanderbilt Global Surgery

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

More than 60 faculty are involved in the Global Surgery Program at Vanderbilt. This multidisciplinary initiative coordinates dissemination of in-country education and training opportunities for faculty and students, development of outcomes and evaluation research, and establishment of a central portal for communication.

Losses

From the Winter 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Arthur Anderson Jr., M.D., ‘50, HS ‘52, FE ‘55, died July 4, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children, Arthur, Charlotte, Michael and James. Samuel Boellner, M.D., HS ‘63, died Sept. 5, 2015. He was 80. Dr. Boellner … Continued

Quicknotes

From the Winter 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Compound developed at VUMC may delay Huntington’s disease  A compound developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University can improve early symptoms and delay progression of Huntington’s disease in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative disorder. The findings, reported in the Proceedings of … Continued