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Author: Bill Snyder

New center to explore best trauma care practices

Jun. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, through the Institute for Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), Center for Health Services Research and the Department of Emergency Medicine, has established a new Center for Emergency Care Research and Innovation (CERI) to help determine the best care for patients who experience trauma or require emergency services — even before they get to the hospital.

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New PET/CT scanner set to expand research opportunities

Jun. 7, 2018—A research-dedicated PET/CT scanner installed recently in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) will expand opportunities for Vanderbilt researchers to conduct studies of a wide range of disorders, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Team seeks to shed light on rare immune-mediated adverse drug reaction

May. 31, 2018—Thirty years ago when she was 16, Katie Niemeyer was prescribed carbamazepine for depression. Three weeks later she was in a St. Louis, Missouri, burn unit with second and third degree burns all over her body. “My parents were told the chances of me surviving were slim,” she said.

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New research finds lung cancer risk drops substantially within five years of quitting smoking

May. 29, 2018—Just because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer.  That’s the “bad” news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting.

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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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Vanderbilt plays major role in nationwide “All of Us” research program — press release

May. 10, 2018—On Sunday, May 6, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) participated in the national launch of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. In July 2016, VUMC was selected to lead the program’s Data and Research Center with...

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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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