April 12, 2002

Brown receives national award

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Dr. Robert Coffey is directing the SPORE grant at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Nancy Brown, associate professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, will receive the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) Outstanding Investigator Award on April 12 in Baltimore, Md. The award is presented annually to two investigators who are age 45 or younger, recognizing achievements in biomedical research.

Brown is being recognized for her research on the contribution of bradykinin to cardiovascular homeostasis and to the effects of ACE inhibitors in human subjects.

Brown earned her A.B. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale and her M.D. degree from Harvard. After an internship and residency, she completed post-doctoral training in Clinical Pharmacology all at Vanderbilt. She joined the Vanderbilt clinical pharmacology faculty in 1992.