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Personal touch: Family’s story drives home impact of research

May. 9, 2013—For 30 minutes Tuesday, Terry Marlin, father of two young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, was the professor, telling his story to a group of Vanderbilt University graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities

Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.

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Wang to lead Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Apr. 18, 2013—Thomas Wang, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.

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BMI gene study expands to people of African ancestry

Apr. 18, 2013—An international team of scientists, including six from Vanderbilt University, has identified the first unique genetic determinants of body mass index (BMI) in people of African ancestry.

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Vanderbilt’s Hong, Niswender elected to ASCI

Apr. 18, 2013—Charles Hong, M.D., Ph.D., and Kevin Niswender, M.D., Ph.D., have been elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation’s most respected medical honor societies.

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Early study reveals ‘nuclear’ strategy for atherosclerosis

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University scientists have discovered a potential new strategy for lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels and stopping atherosclerosis and fatty liver disease.

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Study reveals broad dangers of trans fats

Apr. 18, 2013—A new study by Vanderbilt investigators suggests a diet high in trans fatty acids (TFA) may contribute to death from any cause.

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Patient undergoes surgical first to treat his arrhythmia

Apr. 11, 2013—The state of Michael Stanbery’s health was shocking.

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VUMC named among nation’s top 100 hospitals

Apr. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Infectious diseases foundation honors VUMC’s Schaffner

Apr. 4, 2013—The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is awarding William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, with its John P. Utz Leadership Award, presented to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to their profession and to the NFID.

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Academy for Excellence in Teaching adds members

Apr. 4, 2013—Sixteen new members have been inducted into Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Academy for Excellence in Teaching, a group of “best-of-the-best” educators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Harvard’s Kathiresan set for Wilkinson Lecture

Apr. 4, 2013—Sekar Kathiresan, M.D., director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will deliver the ninth annual Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 11.

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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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