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Division of Clinical Pharmacology Archives

Grant supports Oates’ research on acetaminophen and stroke

Sep. 21, 2017—John Oates, M.D., a pioneering clinical pharmacologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to support studies of the stroke-reducing potential of acetaminophen.

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Stress may switch on bone “mets”

Aug. 9, 2017—New findings could explain the link between chronic stress and reduced survival in women diagnosed with breast cancer, and could lead to new strategies to improve treatment outcomes.

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EETs contribute to insulin sensitivity

May. 11, 2017—Interventions that increase circulating levels of compounds called EETs may improve insulin sensitivity and treat hypertension.

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Iadecola set for Oates Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology

Oct. 27, 2016—Costantino Iadecola, M.D., an expert in the molecular pathology of ischemic brain injury and neurodegeneration at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, will present the 10th annual Meredith S. and John A. Oates Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology on Nov. 3.

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Pharmacogenomics expert set for Wilkinson Lecture

Apr. 2, 2015—Mary Relling, Pharm.D., chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, will deliver this year’s Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 9.

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VU study explores inflammation, hypertension link

Feb. 12, 2015—The evidence is increasing: the immune system and inflammation are key contributors to high blood pressure.

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Cognitive changes in ‘standing’ syndrome

Jan. 13, 2015—Patients with orthostatic intolerance – problems when standing – have cognitive changes, even when seated, compared to healthy individuals.

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Speaker explores promise of ‘bioelectronic medicine’

Nov. 13, 2014—Can an implanted electrical device like a cardiac pacemaker effectively treat inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, including cases that have not responded to drug therapy?

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Overactive stress response in obesity

Nov. 7, 2014—An overactive stress response contributes to the development of insulin resistance in obese individuals, and blocking it may be therapeutically beneficial.

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Immune cells’ role in hypertension

Oct. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that certain immune cells contribute to the development of hypertension, suggesting novel targets for treating the disease.

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Normalizing calcium flux to treat atrial fibrillation

May. 12, 2014—A particular anti-arrhythmia drug provides a targeted treatment for certain forms of atrial fibrillation.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and students’ awards and achievements

Apr. 16, 2014—Read about faculty, staff and students' awards and achievements.

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