Global Good

From the Summer 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Street vendors sell caskets along the road that leads to the hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania. It’s a stark reality, this expectation of death distilled into an image, then seared into memory. Reid Thompson, MD, can’t forget what he saw, and … Continued

Home away from home

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Eric Quintana, MD, comes from a close and large extended Hispanic family in New Mexico – his paternal great-grandparents had 17 children; and he has three siblings and 30 first cousins. Quintana is the only member of his family to … Continued

Invisible Threat

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  Every day, a team of epidemiologists, infection preventionists and data analysts report to work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) with a mission: to track invisible trails of microscopic clues, dissect data, analyze lab results, pore over patient medical … Continued

Life Goes On

From the Winter 2018 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

  Ahmya Calloway, 13, had end-stage renal failure that impacted her heart function. The Chattanooga, Tennessee, native had been cared for at Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt since she was 2 years old. Medication was the first thing Calloway’s … Continued