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Genetics and EHRs

Feb. 6, 2020—Lisa Bastarache, MS, research assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics, and Tony Capra, PhD, associate professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Informatics, described the intersection of genetics and electronic health records during last week’s Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture.

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Team tracks integrin’s role in lung function

Feb. 6, 2020—Beta-1 integrin, a critical component of epithelial extracellular matrix receptors, is essential for normal lung function in adulthood, researchers at VUMC have discovered.

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Medical students’ research highlighted at symposium

Feb. 6, 2020—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Medical Scholars Research Symposium was held Feb. 3 and highlighted the work of eight medical students who spent the 2018-2019 academic year immersed in research under the guidance of faculty mentors.

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New tool probes gene regulation

Feb. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt biochemists got unexpected results when they used their new approach to explore the role of DNA methylation in gene regulation.

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Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Stanley Cohen dies at 97

Feb. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt University biochemist Stanley Cohen, PhD, whose discovery of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and its receptor earned him a Nobel Prize and opened the door to a new class of cancer therapies, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Nashville. He was 97.

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Stem cell recipient and donor meet in person for first time

Feb. 6, 2020—Josh Ferris was sitting in a hunting blind on Nov. 15, 2018, the first day of deer season in Michigan and the one-year anniversary of his stem cell donation, when he received an email from Todd Adams of Nashville, the recipient of his life-saving gift.

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Free memory screenings available for those 55 and older

Feb. 5, 2020—To help aging individuals be more proactive about their memory health, VUMC is offering free memory screenings to anyone age 55 and older.

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Children’s Hospital leadership appointments announced

Feb. 5, 2020—After serving as interim president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Meg Rush, MD, MMHC, has been named to permanently fill the role of president. Succeeding Rush in the role as hospital’s chief of staff is John Thomas, MD, associate professor of Pediatric Urology.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers included in ASCO annual report

Feb. 5, 2020—Two researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) are featured in Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer.

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Five things to know about China’s coronavirus outbreak

Feb. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt infectious diseases specialist Thomas Talbot, MD, MPH, answers questions about the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient first for new cell engineering platform

Feb. 5, 2020—Rhea Dodd is the first patient treated with an experimental cancer vaccine derived from a completely new cell engineering platform.

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Vaccine Program receives NIH renewal of VTEU

Feb. 5, 2020—The Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program has received a grant from the NIH to continue its work as one of the nation’s nine Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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