Home away from home

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Eric Quintana, MD, comes from a close and large extended Hispanic family in New Mexico – his paternal great-grandparents had 17 children; and he has three siblings and 30 first cousins. Quintana is the only member of his family to … Continued

Healing Minds

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  Schizophrenia not only affects the person struggling with hallucinations, delusions and disorganized thoughts. It wreaks havoc through the entire family. Charlotte Test, of Dallas, Texas, knows that all too well. Test and her late husband Donald Test Jr., who … Continued

Called to Serve

From the Winter 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Within days of arriving in Liberia in September 2014, Boris Pavlin, M.D., ‘03, cared for three patients with Ebola—a mother, father and young son. It was his first face-to-face contact with the rare and deadly infectious disease that was raging … Continued

A nation takes notice

From the Winter 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Ebola virus disease, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is caused by infection with four of the five Ebola virus strains, and can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola was first discovered in 1976 … Continued