Positive Outlook

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

When Rachel Fox was 15 years old, the petite, blonde high school sophomore spent most of her time babysitting in her suburban Nashville neighborhood and practicing the piano. For about a year, she noticed she was increasingly hungry and thirsty, … Continued

Losses

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Lawrence Abrahams, M.D., ‘61, died March 3, 2015. He was 80. Dr. Abrahams is survived by his wife, Hanna; siblings, nieces and nephews. Joseph Allen Jr., M.D., HS ‘56, died Sept. 16, 2016. He was 91. Dr. Allen was preceded … Continued

A History of Giving

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Diabetes care at Vanderbilt entered a new era with the opening of the Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic in 2005. The clinic offers comprehensive outpatient care for both adults and children with diabetes, including subspecialty visits, nutrition, social work, and allied … Continued

Kevin Johnson, M.D., MS

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Senior Vice President for Health Information Technology, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biomedical Informatics and professor of Pediatrics Co-sponsor of EpicLeap, a project to replace the majority of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s clinical, administrative and billing software Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland   … Continued

Research Round-up

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Reducing antidepressants’ side effects Medicines used to treat depression, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can increase bleeding risk and bleeding time and disrupt platelet aggregation in the gastrointestinal tract. SSRIs prevent cells from taking up the neurotransmitter serotonin that … Continued

Global Ambition

From the Summer 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  Growing up in the small rural village of Yetebon, Ethiopia, Kidane Amare Sarko could step just outside his thatched-roof, mud and wood hut and see his future. He could see his father, who could neither read nor write, work … Continued