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Department of Medicine Archives

Abramson, Eng, Johnson named to new VICC roles

Aug. 18, 2022—Three physician researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are assuming additional leadership roles.

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Lindley named to direct new multidisciplinary Women’s Heart Center

Aug. 17, 2022—Kathryn Lindley, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as director of the new Women’s Heart Center.

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Researchers discover how salt increases blood pressure

Aug. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt research team has discovered that activation of a certain protein complex involved in the inflammatory response in immune cells contributes to salt-sensitive hypertension.

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Genotype-specific blood counts

Aug. 11, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report genotype-specific reference ranges to improve interpretation of laboratory blood results in African Americans with a common gene variant that lowers white blood cell counts.

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Cell-free breast cancer “biopsy”

Aug. 11, 2022—The circulating DNA that tumors release is a reliable metric of tumor genomics and can be used to monitor molecular changes in metastatic breast cancer.

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Couple’s gift helps support immunotherapy research

Aug. 11, 2022—Luke and Susan Simons have endowed a new directorship that will support research so that more people can benefit from immunotherapies.

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Burn pit legislation hailed as a victory by physician who became veterans’ advocate

Aug. 10, 2022—President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law a broad expansion of health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits, and for Robert Miller, MD, professor of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and his Vanderbilt University Medical Center colleagues, the action is a long-awaited victory.

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Study that investigated whether three smoking cessation drugs could reduce alcohol intake yields unexpected finding

Aug. 5, 2022—A Vanderbilt study of three proven smoking cessation treatments suggests these medications could play an important role to reduce alcohol use and smoking at the same time.

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VUMC lauded for scleroderma treatment, research

Aug. 4, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center was recently listed as a Designated Scleroderma Research and Treatment Center by the National Scleroderma Foundation.

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VUMC mourns loss of noted cardiologist Page

Aug. 3, 2022—Harry Lee Page Jr., MD, a pioneer of modern cardiology and a presence at Vanderbilt for decades, died Aug. 1 after a long illness.

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Science career “pipeline” garners national attention

Aug. 3, 2022—Vanderbilt's Aspirnaut STEM pipeline for diversity and wellness recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a daylong scientific symposium, followed by a feature on the program broadcast Aug. 2 on NBC Nightly News.

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Embryo screening for mental illness questioned

Aug. 3, 2022—Report finds polygenic embryo screening (PES) does not provide an accurate measure of the risk of developing psychiatric disorders later in life.

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