Rizwan Hamid

Liz and John Potocsnak, second and third from left, with Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, left, Rizwan Hamid, MD, PhD, and Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD.

Potocsnak family’s transformative gift creates Center for Undiagnosed and Rare Disorders

A transformative gift from the Potocsnak family has established the Potocsnak Center for Undiagnosed and Rare Disorders at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

VUMC named a NORD rare disorders center of excellence

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Initiative helps physicians interpret genetic test results

A new institutional initiative will offer a secure and easy way for physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ask for help interpreting genetic test results for their patients.

Members of the Vanderbilt Undiagnosed Diseases Program include (front row, from left) Mary Kuziura, DNP, Anna Bican, John Fahrenholz, MD, Kevin Byram, MD, Lisa Bastarache, MS, (back row, from left) Joy Cogan, PhD, John Phillips III, MD, and Rizwan Hamid, MD, PhD.

VUMC offers new program for undiagnosed diseases

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an original member institution of the National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network, (UDN) is launching its own program, the Vanderbilt Undiagnosed Diseases Program (VUDP), which will operate alongside the UDN. The VUDP goal is to expand services to many more patients who are living with the often-dire consequences of an undiagnosed disease.

An interacting factor in leukemia

A blood stem cell protein plays a role in the initiation and progression of leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

Diagnostic testing for genetic disorders now available on site

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a Clinical Genomics Laboratory to provide diagnostic testing for genetic disorders.

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