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Photo: Pharmacology Teaching Award

Mar. 19, 2015—From left, Joshua Fessel, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, receives the 2015 Pharmacology Teaching Award from first-year Pharmacology graduate students Brian Bender, Blake Dieckmann and Stephanie Moore during last week’s 24th annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum in Light Hall. (Photo by Steve Green)

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Grant bolsters pancreatic cancer drug discovery efforts

Jan. 29, 2015—The Lustgarten Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million Research Investigator Grant to Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry, for research designed to discover new drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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VUMC investigators honored by ASPET

Jan. 15, 2015—Heidi Hamm, a world leader in G protein signaling, is the recipient of the 2015 Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology.

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Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.

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Shifting evolution into reverse promises cheaper, greener way to make new drugs

Mar. 24, 2014—By shifting evolution into reverse to produce an expensive HIV drug out of a simple sugar, Vanderbilt chemist Brian Bachmann has shown that it may be possible to manufacture exotic and expensive synthetic drugs as easily as brewing beer.

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Baby hearts need rhythm to develop correctly

Feb. 18, 2014—The mechanical forces generated by the rhythmic expansion and contraction of cardiac muscle cells play an active role in the initial stage of heart valve formation.

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VUCast: See stars at space camp

Jul. 31, 2013—Get ready to see stars– We’re taking you to space camp. See why mosquitoes bite you more than others Why you should get “Pinterested” in Vanderbilt! All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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The Crucible of Science

Jul. 5, 2013—The strength of Vanderbilt biochemistry, especially in the area of metabolism and diabetes, has a lot to do with a brilliant husband-and-wife research team escaping the rise of Nazism in the early 1920s.

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Visiting Scholar Parello receives France’s highest honor

May. 2, 2013—  Joseph Parello, Ph.D, visiting scholar in the Department of Pharmacology, received the insignia of the Knight of the Legion of Honor April 30 in Cohen Memorial Hall on Vanderbilt’s campus. Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honor is the highest decoration of France. It recognizes distinguished service to the French Republic...

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Study tracks genes involved in heart rhythm disorders

Feb. 7, 2013—A team led by Vanderbilt University investigators has discovered two new genes — both coding for the signaling protein calmodulin — associated with severe early-onset disorders of heart rhythm.

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Pharmacology society honors Limbird’s impact

Jan. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Lee Limbird, Ph.D., has received one of pharmacology’s highest honors — the 2013 Julius Axelrod Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

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