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Genetics Institute director Cox set for next Discovery Lecture

Dec. 10, 2015—Nancy Cox, Ph.D., founding director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 17.

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Genotyping project to be an ‘engine of discovery’

Aug. 6, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers next month will launch a major initiative to acquire “dense genotypes” from 100,000 individuals whose medical histories are known.

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Consent process for BioVU participation updated

Jan. 29, 2015—As of last week, Vanderbilt has updated the process used to facilitate patient participation in BioVU, the Medical Center’s DNA repository.

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BioVU to collect plasma in hunt for heart failure clues

Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s biobank, BioVU, has begun to collect and store plasma, the liquid part of blood, to aid studies of diseases ranging from heart failure and hypertension to breast cancer.

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Biomarker for diabetic eye disease

Sep. 26, 2014—A person’s mitochondrial gene “signature” could predict risk for diabetic retinopathy and guide early intervention strategies.

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VU, Celgene announce research partnership

Jul. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University has formed a scientific partnership with Celgene Corporation to investigate new uses for the company’s anti-inflammatory drugs that are already on the market.

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Roden named to NIH’s genomics advisory council

Jun. 12, 2014—Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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E-records shed light on drug response

Mar. 31, 2014—Electronic medical records linked to DNA biobanks are a valid resource for defining and understanding the genetic factors that contribute to drug response.

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A pain in the … genes

Jan. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that variation in the gene encoding the potassium channel GIRK1 plays a role in modulating human pain perception.

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Symposium highlights VU’s clinical, translational research

Nov. 29, 2012—Nearly $5 million in internal pilot grants to jumpstart research projects. A tripling in the number of clinical and translational research publications. Novel research tools that have been snapped up by scientists around the world.

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VUMC’s Denny lands award from informatics group

Nov. 8, 2012—Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and a key contributor to Vanderbilt University’s personalized medicine initiative, is the 2012 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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AAMC meet highlights need for research funds

Sep. 27, 2012—During a meeting in Nashville last week, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called on academic medical centers to make the case for continued, strong federal investment in biomedical research.

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