Division of Clinical Pharmacology Archives
Probing statin-associated diseases with genetics
Jul. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers used genetics tools and biobanks with linked electronic health records to explore the associations between statins and noncardiovascular diseases.
Heat for hypertension in autonomic failure
May. 25, 2021—Heat therapy could offer a novel nonpharmacologic approach for treating the overnight hypertension that affects patients with autonomic failure.
Codeine metabolizer status in clinical practice
Apr. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a response score using genetic and clinical information to aid prescribing of the widely used pain medication codeine.
New clue to postural tachycardia
Feb. 4, 2021—Insight into the pathophysiology of an enigmatic and debilitating disease suggests new treatment approaches.
Mitochondrial stress and hypertension
Jan. 12, 2021—Oxidative stress and toxic products called isolevuglandins in mitochondria play a role in endothelial dysfunction and hypertension — and getting rid of them with a special “scavenger” molecule has therapeutic potential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madhur receives Presidential Early Career Award
Jul. 18, 2019—Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Van Driest lands young investigator award from the American Society for 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.