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Vanderbilt researchers’ papers among those most cited

Dec. 7, 2017, 9:15 AM

 

Eight current faculty members at Vanderbilt have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

Three of them — Thomas Wang, MD, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, David Sweatt, PhD, chair of the Department of Pharmacology, and P. Jeffrey Conn, PhD, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD) — have made the list four years in a row.

The others are:

  • Steven Hollon, PhD, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine, and an expert on the treatment of depression;
  • Craig Lindsley, PhD, VCNDD co-director, the William K. Warren Jr. Professor of Medicine and professor of Pharmacology and Chemistry in the School of Medicine, who with Conn has pioneered development of allosteric modulators, compounds that could lead to new treatments for brain disorders;
  • Kristopher Preacher, PhD, professor of Psychology in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, whose research focuses on the development and application of quantitative methods in the social sciences;
  • Dan Roden, MD, the Sam L. Clark, MD, PhD Professor in the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a leader in the fields of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine; and
  • C. Michael Stein, MBChB, the Dan May Professor and professor of Medicine and Pharmacology in the School of Medicine, who studies why individuals differ in their responses to medications.

Lindsley has made the list three years running, and Hollon, Preacher and Roden for each of the past two years.

This year’s list, assembled by the global science analytics firm Clarivate Analytics, includes more than 3,300 researchers worldwide whose papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection ranked in the top 1 percent most-cited in their respective fields between 2005 and 2015.

“Such consistent production of highly cited reports indicates that (their) work has been repeatedly judged by their peers to be of notable significance and utility,” the company said in a statement.

Conn is the Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology.

Sweatt, the Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology, studies the molecular mechanisms through which long-term memories are formed and stored.

Wang, the Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, has made significant contributions to understanding the effects of obesity on cardiac function and early biomarkers of heart disease.

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