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Division of Clinical Pharmacology Archives

Salt, immune cells and hypertension

Aug. 20, 2020—Excess dietary salt activates immune cells to induce inflammation and hypertension, supporting current recommendations for low sodium consumption.

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Autonomic disorders clinical fellowship created

Jul. 9, 2020—A new Clinical Fellowship in Autonomic Disorders, administered through the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will be one of only four accredited fellowship programs in autonomic disorders in the country.

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Robotic technology speeds arrhythmia gene classification

Jun. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have used high-throughput robotic technology to rapidly study and classify variations in a gene linked to heart rhythm disorders and cardiac conditions.

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How salt increases blood pressure

Sep. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that a protein called SGK1 in immune cells is activated by sodium, leading to the development of salt-sensitive hypertension.

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Oates recalled as iconic leader, physician, scientist

Aug. 1, 2019—John Oates, MD, an internationally known physician at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a founding father of the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, died Tuesday (July 30) in Nashville after a short illness. He was 87.

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Madhur receives Presidential Early Career Award

Jul. 18, 2019—Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Van Driest lands young investigator award from the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

May. 22, 2019—Sara Van Driest, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, recently received the 2019 Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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Harvard’s Gaziano set for April 11 clinical pharmacology lecture

Apr. 4, 2019—J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized chronic disease epidemiologist, will deliver the 15th annual Grant R. Wilkinson Distinguished Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology on Thursday, April 11.

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Harrison awarded AHA Basic Research Prize for 2018

Nov. 15, 2018—David G. Harrison, MD, the Betty and Jack Bailey Professor of Cardiology and director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Basic Research Prize for 2018.

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Stretch, inflammation and hypertension

Sep. 27, 2018—New research sheds light on how changes in blood vessel forces enhance immune cell activation and promote hypertension.

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Link between immune system, disease explored

Sep. 6, 2018—The first Flexner Discovery Lecture of the academic year featured presentations by two Vanderbilt faculty members.

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Former FDA official explores big data’s impact on healthcare

Apr. 19, 2018—“Big data” can help reverse the alarming decline in life expectancy in the United States — if universities and academic medical centers take the lead, former U.S. Food and Drug Administrator Robert Califf, MD, told a Vanderbilt audience last week.

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