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David Aronoff Archives

American Airlines boosts travelers’ peace of mind with VUMC expertise

Jun. 26, 2020—American Airlines has created a new Travel Health Advisory Panel that includes Vanderbilt University Medical Center infectious disease experts to advise on health and cleaning matters as travelers return over the summer.

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Target trials support drug safety in pregnant patients

May. 27, 2020—Out of concern for fetal safety, pregnant people have typically been excluded from drug trials. And when human health is on the line, drug studies assessing fetal safety in animal models may be viewed as far from definitive.

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Ibuprofen and COVID-19: a doctor’s guidance

Mar. 18, 2020—Last week, France’s health ministry urged people who have been infected by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to avoid taking over-the- counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin because they might increase the severity of the infection.

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Treating C. diff: new purpose for an old drug?

Sep. 24, 2019—An inexpensive generic drug once used to prevent gastrointestinal ulcers in people taking daily NSAIDs protects against C. diff infection in mice.

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Major grant renews AIDS education, training initiative

Jul. 24, 2019—VUMC has been awarded a five-year, nearly $23 million federal grant to continue coordinating AIDS education and training efforts in Tennessee and seven other southeastern states.

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Vanderbilt team shows how stomach bug can trigger cancer

Jul. 11, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have obtained the first high-resolution image of a molecular “machine” used by the insidious stomach bug Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to inject a cancer-causing protein into the stomach lining.

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Pain relievers a risk for C. diff?

Jan. 17, 2019—A link between anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and C. diff infection suggests caution against overusing such drugs in patients at high risk for infection.

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Fetal membranes and microbial threats

Oct. 26, 2018—Understanding how cells communicate in the membranes surrounding the developing fetus could suggest new strategies for preventing infections, premature birth and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

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VUMC drug repurposing initiative gaining momentum

Apr. 19, 2018—Drug repurposing involves establishing an additional approved indication for a drug already at market.

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Grant bolsters study of potential new therapy for C. diff infection

Mar. 22, 2018—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011 in the United States there were almost half a million Clostridium difficile infections, and one in 11 patients 65 or older with a healthcare-associated C. diff infection died within 30 days of diagnosis.

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Aronoff elected to microbiology academy

Apr. 27, 2017—Infectious diseases specialist David Aronoff, M.D., recently became one of 73 new fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society of Microbiology.

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Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Sep. 28, 2016—Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.

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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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