Healing from Within

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Researchers have long suspected the immune system, so efficient at defending the body against foreign invaders, could be key to treating cancer. “The immune system has properties that make it very effective in recognizing and fighting off certain germs. We … Continued

The Envelope, Please

From the Summer 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  More than an hour had passed since Trisha Pasricha, M.D., ‘16, got the news. It wasn’t until all the cameras were shut down and the last shot secured that the tears began to well up in her eyes. It was … Continued

VUSM Class of 2019

From the Summer 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

For the 91 members of the 140th class at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the first day of medical school began on July 15. The admissions team led by Alice Coogan, M.D., and David Bader, Ph.D., admitted that each year … Continued

VUSM student earns HIV/AIDS fellowship

From the Summer 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Fourth-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Ishan Asokan has been selected as an inaugural member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) Fellowship for students addressing HIV/AIDS and health disparities. Asokan has been working at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care … Continued