Fernando Polack

Gene variant, environment can boost RSV severity

A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of investigators has found.

Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Twelve members of Vanderbilt’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Study finds maternal diet may predict RSV severity

An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be what their mothers ate during pregnancy.

Vermund, Polack elected to American Pediatric Society

Two Vanderbilt physicians, both in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, have been elected to the American Pediatric Society (APS), one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned academic societies.

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VUMC researchers reveal darker side of common cold