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Understanding HDL structure

May. 3, 2018—Structural features of newly formed HDL particles will help guide understanding of “good cholesterol” and its function.

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VUMC named among top U.S. heart hospitals

Nov. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named one of the nation’s top cardiovascular hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

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Midlife fitness helps reduce health costs after age 65: study

Nov. 5, 2015—People with high fitness levels in midlife have significantly lower annual health care costs after age 65 than people with low fitness in midlife, after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

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Nine faculty honored with endowed chairs

Jan. 24, 2014—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 22 at the Student Life Center.

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Churchwell named to lead new cardiovascular fellows society

Feb. 21, 2013—André Churchwell, M.D., associate dean of Diversity and associate professor of Medicine, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, was named the first president of a newly formed cardiovascular fellows society by his alma mater, Emory University School of Medicine, where he completed his graduate medical education.

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Cell connections key in valve disease

Feb. 14, 2013—A protein that connects cells together participates in the calcification that occurs in heart valve disease.

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Cardiovascular Medicine chief Sawyer stepping down

Dec. 20, 2012—Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., Lisa M. Jacobson Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, will step down as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), effective April 1, 2013. Sawyer will continue to pursue his clinical, teaching and research endeavors at VHVI....

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New tool hooks heart failure drugs

Apr. 6, 2012—A new screening tool – using glowing fish embryos – could identify therapeutics for myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure.

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Obesity turns “good” cholesterol bad

Mar. 21, 2012—Studies offer new insights into how obesity impairs the function of HDL, the “good” cholesterol.

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Stem cells take heart

Feb. 20, 2012—Signaling pathway discoveries suggest ways to induce stem cells to become cardiac muscle cells, which could be useful for regenerating damaged heart muscle.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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