Q+A: Arna Banerjee, MBBS

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Physician-educator Arna Banerjee, MBBS, associate professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Medical Education and Administration, is a national leader in medical simulation training. She is director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA) and assistant dean for Simulation in … Continued

Research Round-up

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review conducted by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center … Continued

Q+A: Wonder Drake, M.D.

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Physician-scientist Wonder Drake, M.D., ‘94, associate professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has focused her research on understanding the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that strikes multiple organ systems in the body. She is the newly … 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