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Fissell receives Medal of Excellence from the American Association of Kidney Patients

May. 12, 2022—Vanderbilt's William Fissell, MD, recently received the 2022 Medal of Excellence Award in the physician category from the American Association of Kidney Patients.

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Accelerating podocyte production

Feb. 1, 2022—A new method developed by Vanderbilt researchers to generate kidney cells from stem cells offers a faster and less expensive way to make these valuable tools for studying kidney diseases.

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New way to bEET insulin resistance

Nov. 11, 2021—Signaling molecules called EETs could improve insulin resistance, a primary risk factor for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Harrison Society researcher discovers key regulator of kidney cell structure

Nov. 4, 2021—New research from Vanderbilt could aid efforts to promote kidney regeneration after injury or to develop engineered organs.

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Study seeks to improve kidney transplant outcomes among Black patients

Oct. 7, 2021—  by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a national study aimed at answering some hard questions about kidney transplantation in the African American community, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Black Americans are nearly four times more likely than whites to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis. Up to 70% of...

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New insights into kidney development

Apr. 15, 2021—Integrin-linked kinase, a central component of a complex that coordinates cell signaling involved in migration, proliferation and cell death, plays a role in kidney development and epithelial cell function.

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Spirituality may help reduce end-stage kidney disease risk

Mar. 25, 2021—Researchers from Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension have identified an under-studied characteristic that may have a protective effect on end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) risk among vulnerable populations.

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Brain blood vessel response to hypoxia

Oct. 15, 2020—The brain’s response to low oxygen — growth and remodeling of blood vessels — involves certain cell types and molecular pathways, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Pioneering nephrologist William Stone mourned

May. 12, 2020—William J. Stone, MD, nephrologist and professor of Medicine, emeritus, who retired in December after 50 years as a member of the faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, died Monday, May 11, at his home in Nashville. He was 83.

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Nashville VA dialysis unit named in Stone’s honor

Feb. 13, 2020—The Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center has dedicated its dialysis unit to William Stone, MD, a nephrologist and professor of Medicine at VUMC

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Sex differences in kidney injury

Jul. 25, 2019—Men are more susceptible to progressive kidney disease than women; new VUMC studies point to differences in the expression and activation of the EGF receptor.

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Harris appointed co-chair of ASN’s Kidney Health Initiative

Dec. 20, 2018—Raymond Harris, MD, Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Professor of Nephrology and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease, has been appointed co-chair of the American Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Kidney Health Initiative (KHI).

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