The Sanford Project

From the Summer 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Sanford Health, in collaboration with Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., is investigating whether a child’s own cells can fight type 1 diabetes. This clinical trial, known as The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study, studies an innovative investigational therapy in children newly diagnosed with … Continued

Vanderbilt Global Surgery

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

More than 60 faculty are involved in the Global Surgery Program at Vanderbilt. This multidisciplinary initiative coordinates dissemination of in-country education and training opportunities for faculty and students, development of outcomes and evaluation research, and establishment of a central portal for communication.

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.

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

Changes Coming to the MCAT

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

MCAT 2015 For more than 80 years, the MCAT exam has been a valuable predictor of students’ academic success in medical school. The coming changes to the test will make it an even better exam, by helping medical schools identify … Continued