Losses

From the Summer 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Charles Cannon, M.D., HS ‘64, ‘74, died Feb. 17. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Windsor, Julia and Grady; and six grandchildren. C. Whitney Caulkins Jr., M.D., HS ‘48, died Jan. 20. He was 93. Dr. Caulkins is … Continued

Alumni News

From the Summer 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

1950s Richard Lester, M.D., ‘53, HS ‘54, BA ‘50, was awarded the Samuel Buford Word Award at the Alabama Medical Association meeting. The award is presented in recognition of service to humanity beyond the scope of medical practice, with such … Continued

The Zika Virus

From the Winter 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Zika is a virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, which also transmits dengue and chikungunya. A widespread epidemic of Zika virus infection was reported in 2015 in South and Central America and the Caribbean.

Alumni News

From the Winter 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

1950s Gerald Stone, M.D., ‘57, HS ‘58, BA ‘54, and his wife, Lois, celebrated their 59th anniversary on June 10, 2015. They have 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Dr. Stone continues to do locum tenens in Rochester, New York, where … Continued

Growing to New Heights

From the Winter 2016 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The cover of this issue of Vanderbilt Medicine features Eli James, a courageous 5-year-old being cared for by the Program for Children with Medically Complex Needs through Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Eli was diagnosed in utero with … Continued

Quicknotes

From the Summer 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Antibiotics with anticancer potential The type II topoisomerases—enzymes that manage tangles and supercoils in DNA—exist in all organisms and are important drug targets. Widely prescribed anticancer agents including etoposide and doxorubicin target human type II topoisomerases, and quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin target … Continued