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Department of Pediatrics Archives

Clayton receives leadership award from University of Iowa

Apr. 9, 2015—Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, recently received the 2015 Frank H. Morriss Jr. Leadership Award from the University of Iowa.

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Contributors to coronavirus ‘fitness’

Feb. 24, 2015—Understanding the role that host membrane modification plays in coronavirus replication is essential for developing novel approaches to block the viruses that cause SARS and MERS.

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Discovery Lecture to explore acculturation’s impact on health

Feb. 19, 2015—Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., MPH, an expert on the effect of acculturation — adoption of the cultural traits of another group — on health outcomes, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Kidney disease impacts HDL function

Feb. 11, 2015—Chronic kidney disease impairs the protective functions of HDL, Vanderbilt researchers report this month.

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Physician-scientist is dream job for Vanderbilt’s Cassat

Dec. 4, 2014—Jim Cassat, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric infectious disease specialist who joined the Vanderbilt faculty this summer, loves taking care of children with bone infections and doing research to understand the host-pathogen interactions during these invasive infections.

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Antibiotics, fetal vessel defect linked

Oct. 15, 2014—Certain antibiotics increase the risk of a congenital heart disorder called patency of the ductus arteriosis.

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Department of Pediatrics’ achievements, goals outlined

Sep. 4, 2014—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, detailed the Department of Pediatrics’ accomplishments over the past year and looked ahead in Tuesday’s annual State of the Department address.

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Aggressive bone cancers build more blood vessels

Sep. 3, 2014—A subpopulation of bone cancer cells may be responsible for driving clinically aggressive behavior, suggesting new treatment options.

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Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture to feature DeBaun

Aug. 15, 2014—The Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture will be held Oct. 14, featuring keynote speaker Michael R. DeBaun.

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Cassat lands Burroughs Wellcome Fund award

Jul. 31, 2014—James Cassat, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Career Award for Medical Scientists.

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Treatments for frog fungus

Jul. 25, 2014—The fungicide amphotericin B may be a useful treatment for a frog fungus that is killing amphibians worldwide.

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Natural killer cells don’t clear HMPV

Jul. 23, 2014—Understanding how the immune system responds to the respiratory virus HMPV is crucial for developing vaccines and anti-viral treatments.

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