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NIH grant bolsters research on heart disease, cholesterol

Thanks to major funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made major inroads in understanding how high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as good cholesterol, in some cases may actually contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.

Event celebrates new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Seven faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration on Wednesday at the Student Life Center.

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Kidney disease impacts HDL function

Chronic kidney disease impairs the protective functions of HDL, Vanderbilt researchers report this month.


Major grant spurs deeper look into ‘good cholesterol’

In some cases, HDL, the “good cholesterol,” may not function properly and may actually accelerate atherosclerosis.

HDL cholesterol impaired in kidney disease

HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.