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Author: Bill Snyder

Faculty meeting recognizes excellence in education, research and clinical service

May. 24, 2018—During Wednesday’s Spring Faculty Meeting, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, highlighted the medical school’s rising stature among the country’s top-tier institutions.

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Alphavirus “Achilles heel”

May. 17, 2018—Targeting the protein that mosquito-borne viruses use to enter cells could be a strategy for preventing infection by multiple emerging viruses.

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Honoring Robertson

May. 10, 2018—David Robertson, MD, second from left, poses with three longtime colleagues who spoke during last week’s symposium honoring his scientific legacy.

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VUMC plays major role in nationwide ‘All of Us’ program

May. 10, 2018—In 1969 the United States was the first nation to land a man on the moon. Forty-nine years later this country is poised to take another “giant leap” for humankind, this time by unleashing a revolution in medical research and human health.

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New breast cancer targets

May. 4, 2018—A special genetic analysis has revealed candidate genes associated with increased risk of breast cancer.

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Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients

May. 3, 2018—A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol.

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Event set to launch ‘All of Us’ personalized medicine initiative

May. 3, 2018—The All of Us Research Program, which aims to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine with the help of a million or more research participants across the United States, officially opens for national enrollment Sunday, May 6.

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Six Vanderbilt physicians honored by medical societies

May. 3, 2018—Four faculty members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine were among 78 physician-scientists inducted into The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. They are:

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Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort

Apr. 26, 2018—Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has played a major role in the development of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.

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Ware elected VP of clinical investigation society

Apr. 26, 2018—With last week’s election of Lorraine Ware, MD, as vice president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), two faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are among the current officers of the elite physician-scientist honor society.

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Study seeking to isolate antibodies against rabies virus

Apr. 26, 2018—Few people die from rabid animal bites in the United States thanks to the near-universal availability of human rabies immune globulin and rabies vaccine, which are given as separate shots as soon as possible after exposure to the rabies virus.

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MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients: study

Apr. 19, 2018—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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