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Philip’s liver cancer research receives V Foundation support

Dec. 13, 2018—Mary Philip, MD, PhD, has been named a 2019 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Schaffner honored by Infectious Diseases Society of America

Dec. 6, 2018—William Schaffner, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Health Policy and professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2018 D.A. Henderson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Health.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 29, 2018—In a large population study of Chinese adults, Vanderbilt researchers found that green tea drinking increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Lung cancer survival signal

Nov. 29, 2018—A receptor thought to be a cell growth inhibitor actually sends pro-survival signals in small cell lung cancer and is a candidate biomarker for poor prognosis.

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Teamwork key to treating patient’s rare blood cancer

Nov. 29, 2018—Former sports journalist Joe Lofaro has little memory of Oct. 23, 2015, when his son Daniel loaded him into a car at his Martin, Tennessee, home and said, ‘Come on, Dad, we’re going for a ride.”

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Parsing diabetic skin infections

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a role for an inflammatory mediator in diabetic skin infections, suggesting new therapeutic targets for this common complication of diabetes.

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Harrison awarded AHA Basic Research Prize for 2018

Nov. 15, 2018—David G. Harrison, MD, the Betty and Jack Bailey Professor of Cardiology and director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Basic Research Prize for 2018.

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Immunotherapies linked to specific heart complications

Nov. 15, 2018—In the first large-scale analysis of cardiovascular complications linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors, Vanderbilt researchers have shown that heart and vessel complications include myocarditis, pericarditis, vasculitis and arrhythmias, and that they occur early in the course of treatment.

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Vitamin C protects brain from seizures

Nov. 8, 2018—Brain ascorbate — vitamin C — is important for protecting the brain against seizures and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Obesity negates beneficial drug effects

Nov. 8, 2018—A drug that improves levels of “good” cholesterol may not be beneficial for obese individuals, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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New clinic focused on caring for vasculitis patients

Nov. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently debuted a new clinic dedicated to providing a multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients coping with the complex host of chronic disorders known as vasculitis.

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Clinical fellows program bolstered by new NCI grant

Nov. 8, 2018—A new grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensively mentored training experience for clinical fellows at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the next five years.

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