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Author: Bill Snyder

Grants spur efforts to create molecular ‘atlases’ of organs

Nov. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues.

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Several from VUMC among most highly cited researchers

Nov. 17, 2022—Nine current faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences celebrates 75 years

Nov. 14, 2022—The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences celebrated its 75th anniversary on Nov. 11 with an afternoon program that highlighted its contributions to professional education, research, and clinical care.

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Gastric Cancer Foundation funds Eunyoung Choi research

Nov. 10, 2022—The Gastric Cancer Foundation has awarded a one-year $100,000 research grant to Eunyoung Choi, PhD, to support her efforts to find a way to disrupt the transformation of dysplastic stem cells into stomach cancer.

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AstraZeneca VP to discuss COVID-19 collaboration with VUMC Nov. 17

Nov. 10, 2022—On Thursday, Nov. 17, Mark Esser, PhD, vice president, Early Vaccines and Immune Therapies R&D at AstraZeneca, will discuss his company’s collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center that led to development of the Evusheld antibody combo to prevent COVID-19 in high-risk individuals.

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Hawiger still blazing a trail in inflammation research

Nov. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt research describes a new investigational peptide drug that can penetrate immune and nonimmune cells, and block inflammatory signaling in a preclinical model of atopic dermatitis — eczema.

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Study defines role of steroids in congenital heart disease surgery

Nov. 10, 2022—Steroids are commonly given to infants during open-heart surgery to reduce inflammation, but whether the drugs significantly improve patient outcomes has not been settled — until now.

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Study finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective for young children

Nov. 4, 2022—A Vanderbilt study finds that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children 6 months to 5 years of age.

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Event to spotlight VUMC’s COVID-19 research efforts

Nov. 3, 2022—The public is invited to listen in as scientists on the forefront of COVID-19 research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center share their personal stories on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 16, in 214 Light Hall.

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VUMC mourns loss of noted hypertension expert Elijovich

Oct. 28, 2022—Fernando Elijovich, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died in Nashville on Oct. 21. He was 77.

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Translational Research Forum highlights range of studies

Oct. 27, 2022—The 2022 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum exemplified the range of studies conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that are translating scientific discovery into clinical practice.

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Nominations for Vanderbilt Prize now being accepted

Oct. 27, 2022—Nominations for the 2023 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science are now being accepted. The nomination deadline is Dec. 1.

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