Through the Eyes

Our Through the Eyes video series allows you to learn more about our department and how we work, and, just as important, who we are as people.

Wonder Drake - Assistant Professor

Wonder Drake - Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Div.; Assoc Prof. PMI

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Katie D. White MD, PhD

Katie D. White MD, PhD

Science and service aren’t mutually exclusive concepts to Katie White — they’re mutually reinforcing.

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VIGH receives federal grants to fight kidney disease

The study will test whether Lisinopril, a widely available drug used to reduce the risk of diabetic kidney disease, can also prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease in genetically at-risk HIV-infected adults. The principal investigators are C. William Wester, M.D., MPH, professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, and and Muktar Aliyu, M.D., MPH, Dr.P.H.


Researcher targets peanut allergies with Cohen Fund support

“It’s an honor to receive this award,” said Scott Smith, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine. “We have developed a new technology that opens up a novel strategy for therapeutic design. The Cohen Fund award gives us the freedom to ask risky, big-picture questions of this new technology.”

Fast Facts

Vanderbilt University Hospital has one of the most advanced electronic systems in the nation for both order entry and for its EMR.