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Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture to focus on artificial intelligence

Oct. 17, 2019—  by Bill Snyder How artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming patient care will be discussed by three Vanderbilt University researchers during a Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Oct. 24. The lecture will begin at 4 pm in 208 Light Hall. The speakers and their topics include: Bennett Landman, PhD, director of the Center for Computational Imaging...

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MEGAMicrobe event for children set for Saturday, Oct.19

Oct. 11, 2019—Explore the “great big world of tiny creatures” — microbes — during a free hands-on event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Granbery Elementary School gymnasium at 5501 Hill Road in Brentwood.

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Nobel laureate Südhof reviews his landmark signaling research

Oct. 10, 2019—The human brain consists of perhaps as many as 1,000 trillion synapses, which transmit signals from one nerve cell to another with amazing speed, precision and plasticity.

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NIH bioethics expert Grady set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 10, 2019—Nurse-bioethicist Christine Grady, MSN, PhD, chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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New leadership appointments for Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Oct. 8, 2019—  by Bill Snyder Alice Coogan, MD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PM&I) in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, effective this week. Coogan, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, succeeds Samuel Santoro, MD, PhD, the Dorothy Beryl and Theodore R. Austin Professor of Pathology, who announced...

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Biomedical Science Advisory Board member Kaelin wins Nobel Prize

Oct. 7, 2019—William Kaelin Jr., MD, a member of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Biomedical Science Advisory Board, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Team discovers one more piece to the autism puzzle

Oct. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have linked genetic mutations in a single receptor to epilepsy, autism and intellectual disability.

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Study shines light on architecture of kidney disease

Sep. 25, 2019—A study of 280,000 U.S. veterans, including 56,000 African Americans, has identified in greater detail than ever before the genetic architecture of kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues.

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Satcher’s lecture explores public health highs, lows

Sep. 25, 2019—Violence is perhaps the greatest public health challenge facing American society today, former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, said during a lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine last week.

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Nobel laureate Südhof set for Oct. 3 Discovery Lecture

Sep. 24, 2019—Nobel laureate Thomas Südhof, MD, whose studies of synaptic formation and transmission are advancing understanding of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Guengerich, Sanders-Bush named ASPET fellows

Sep. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, PhD, and Elaine Sanders-Bush, PhD, are among 22 prominent scientists named this week to the inaugural class of fellows of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

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Genetics key to treating heart muscle disorders: Vanderbilt Prize lecturer

Sep. 19, 2019—Advances in genetics are leading to new ways to treat cardiomyopathies — devastating heart muscle disorders that lead to heart failure.

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