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Department of Medicine Archives

RSV transmission in the Middle East

Nov. 14, 2019—Understanding how RSV is transmitted, which strains dominate and how new strains emerge around the globe will guide better vaccine and anti-viral drug design.

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Griffith honored for her contributions to telehealth initiatives

Nov. 7, 2019—Michelle Griffith, MD, recently received an award for her work building networks for and advocacy of telehealth.

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VUMC’s Osterman awarded Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

Nov. 7, 2019—Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been awarded a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.

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VUMC offering new minimally invasive emphysema therapy

Nov. 7, 2019—VUIMC will be the first in the state to offer a minimally invasive, non-surgical alternative for patients with emphysema.

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Rathmell receives 2019 Eugene P. Schonfeld Award

Nov. 6, 2019—The Kidney Cancer Association is recognizing the research accomplishments and leadership achievements of W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, with its top honor, the Eugene P. Schonfeld Award.

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Endotoxin shock protector

Nov. 5, 2019—A novel tool developed by Vanderbilt scientists protects animals from endotoxin shock and can be used for mechanistic analyses of inflammation due to microbial and other insults.

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Acute kidney injury recovery time impacts future risk

Oct. 31, 2019—Interventions that impact the timing of recovery following acute injury may improve future outcomes for patients.

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Vanderbilt investigators lead effort to create map of the human kidney

Oct. 31, 2019—Short of mandating universal diabetes treatment, regular exercise and low-calorie diets, little can be done to stem the rising tide of kidney failure — unless scientists can figure out why exactly the kidney’s filtration units, the glomeruli, stop working.

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Rheumatology’s Fuchs remembered for dedication to medicine, family

Oct. 30, 2019—Howard Fuchs, MD, professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died unexpectedly Oct. 28. He was 64.

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Wang to chair Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Oct. 24, 2019—Thomas Wang, MD, director of Cardiovascular Medicine at VUMC, has been appointed chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, effective February 2020.

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Effort to remove penicillin allergy labels seeing success

Oct. 17, 2019—A program in the Medical Intensive Care Unit has successfully removed penicillin allergy labels from more than 45 inpatients at high risk to receive antibiotics, but whose penicillin allergies were low risk.

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Brown elected Master of the American College of Physicians

Oct. 17, 2019—Nancy Brown, MD, chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine, was recently elected a Master of the American College of Physicians.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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