New Treatments at a Glance

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

New treatments for metastatic melanoma fall into two categories: immunotherapies that spur patients’ immune systems to attack the cancer and targeted therapies that block the molecules that allow the cancer to grow and spread. Immunotherapies — Up to 60 percent … Continued

Jake Ramsey

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Second-year medical student from Santa Claus, Indiana Graduated from Purdue University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences The recipient of the Helen W. and Louis Rosenfeld Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Ethel and Louis Shivitz Scholarship … Continued

Q+A: Jed Kuhn, MD

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Jed Kuhn, MD, Kenneth D. Schermerhorn Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and Paul Rummo, MD, also a Vanderbilt orthopaedics expert, are the head team physicians for the NHL’s Nashville Predators. With help from neuropsychologist Gary Solomon, PhD, and specialists in … Continued

Research Round-up

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Restoring silenced voices A swarm of cicadas that left thousands of insect carcasses across the Vanderbilt University campus in 2011 is leading to transinstitutional research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to … Continued

Alumni News

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

1960s Phillip Gorden, MD’61, BA’57, received the John Phillips Memorial Award as well as Mastership from the American College of Physicians, a national organization of internists. The award was presented at ACP’s Convocation Ceremony in April. Gorden is a leading … Continued

Science of the Skin

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

How the skin protects Epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, provides the critical protective barrier needed for terrestrial life. The process of epidermal barrier formation includes conversion of the essential fatty acid linoleate into skin-relevant oxidized lipids. Two lipoxygenase … Continued