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Vanderbilt Prize lecture highlights diversity, mentoring

May. 18, 2023—Ruth Lehmann, PhD, director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, delivered last week's Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture.

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New view of mutations informs disease risk, treatment response

May. 18, 2023—A transcontinental research effort led by scientists from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Michigan has upended some long-standing assumptions about mutations — how often they occur, what causes them and what they do.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute selects Vanderbilt’s Byndloss as early-career scholar

May. 9, 2023—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected Mariana Byndloss, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as one of its first Freeman Hrabowski Scholars.

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VUMC to coordinate national effort to reduce ARDS, pneumonia, sepsis

May. 4, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $31.6 million federal grant to lead a national effort to better understand acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia and sepsis.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of former Gastroenterology director Burk

May. 3, 2023—Raymond Burk Jr., MD, former director of the Vanderbilt's Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, died May 1 in Nashville. He was 80.

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Churchwell discusses DEI’s role in medical education

Apr. 27, 2023—Kevin Churchwell, a former CEO of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, recently spoke on the importance of equity, diversity and inclusivity for medical education in the hospital setting.

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Researchers honored at American Physiology Summit

Apr. 27, 2023—Three faculty members and five postdoctoral fellows at Vanderbilt University Medical Center received research honors last week from the American Physiological Society during its 2023 American Physiology Summit.

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Phillips elected to Association of American Physicians

Apr. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt's Elizabeth Phillips, MD, has been elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians

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Lehmann’s Vanderbilt Prize Lecture set for May 11

Apr. 26, 2023—Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science winner Ruth Lehmann, PhD, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in 208 Light Hall.

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Genetics and chronic pain

Apr. 20, 2023—Polygenic risk scores — scores that reflect the influence of common genetic variants — could be used to predict the likelihood of developing chronic overlapping pain conditions and guide biomarker and targeted prevention efforts.

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Malin receives a Vanderbilt distinguished service award

Apr. 20, 2023—Bradley Malin, PhD, has received one of Vanderbilt University’s top honors, the Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor Award.

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Pharmacology research symposium set for April 28

Apr. 20, 2023—Researchers from as far away as Brisbane, Australia, and Bangkok, Thailand, will participate in a scientific symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on April 28 honoring the memory of the late Al Reynolds, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, emeritus, who died last year.

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