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Breaking the stigma of AIDS part of Raffanti’s long legacy

Jul. 7, 2022—On June 29 Stephen Raffanti, MD, MPH, hung up his scrubs at the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic for the last time. It was a bittersweet moment for the man who helped lead Nashville out of the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic 30 years ago.

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VUMC to pilot CDC joint training program

Jun. 16, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among 11 centers that will pilot a new federally sponsored training program, the Joint Infectious Diseases/Epidemic Intelligence Service (ID/EIS) Fellowship.

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Dooley to lead Division of Infectious Diseases

Jun. 8, 2022—Kelly Dooley, MD, PhD, MPH, has been appointed professor and Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective Sept. 12.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Rebecca (Ribka) Berhanu

Mar. 30, 2022—Rebecca Berhanu, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, has joined Vanderbilt's Division of Infectious Diseases as a clinician and researcher.

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Blood test figures in cancer risk for people with HIV

Mar. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that, among adult patients with HIV, those who have lower counts of certain types of blood cells have a markedly higher risk of developing cancer.

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Microbiome reflects COVID-19 severity

Mar. 14, 2022—Characterization of the upper respiratory tract microbiome could help predict outcomes for COVID-19 infection, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Invasive strep can defy zinc toxicity

Feb. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers find that invasive Group B Streptococcus strains, a significant risk to pregnant patients and infants, can grow in presence of toxic zinc levels.

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H. pylori, lipid loss and stomach cancer

Jan. 17, 2022—H. pylori infection — a strong risk factor for stomach cancer — changes the composition of stomach lipids, which could offer new biomarkers for detecting premalignant changes, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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Bloch, Haas appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Jan. 3, 2022—Karen Bloch, MD, MPH, and David Haas, MD, have been appointed interim leaders of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Who’s who in the respiratory landscape

Nov. 15, 2021—A metatranscriptomics method developed by Vanderbilt researchers simultaneously characterizes viruses, microbiome and host response in nasal swabs, opening opportunities to explore molecular interactions directly in clinical samples.

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Wanjalla honored by Doris Duke Foundation

Aug. 12, 2021—Celestine Wanjalla, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is among 17 recipients of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2021 Clinical Scientist Development Award.

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Aronoff departing VUMC to become chair of the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine

Aug. 11, 2021—David Aronoff, MD, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, is departing Vanderbilt University Medical Center to become chair of the Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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