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VUMC’s Denny named to NIH precision medicine group

Apr. 2, 2015—Josh Denny, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, will help guide planning for the precision medicine initiative announced by President Obama in his January State of the Union Address.

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Workshop explores President’s Precision Medicine Initiative

Feb. 19, 2015—The Precision Medicine Initiative is a national effort announced by President Obama during his State of the Union address to provide more effective treatment and prevention strategies for individuals by taking into account their unique genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors.

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Core facilities key driver of VUMC research gains

Jan. 29, 2015—During the past five years, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has become a leader in “personalized medicine,” the use of genomic information to individualize patient care.

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Roden named to NIH’s genomics advisory council

Jun. 12, 2014—Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Potential mechanism for myeloma drug’s variable toxicity

Apr. 30, 2014—A genetic variant is associated with toxicity of the chemotherapy drug melphalan, and could guide individualized dosing for the medication.

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E-records shed light on drug response

Mar. 31, 2014—Electronic medical records linked to DNA biobanks are a valid resource for defining and understanding the genetic factors that contribute to drug response.

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Transplant drug added to PREDICT program

Aug. 15, 2013—Tacrolimus is essential for patients receiving new hearts, kidneys and other organ transplants. The drug suppresses the body’s immune system, helping to prevent rejection.

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Recruitments bolster personalized medicine initiative

Mar. 14, 2013—VUMC’s personalized medicine effort is getting a major boost with the recruitment of two physician-scientists from Australia who will increase Vanderbilt’s strength in translational immunology, the translation of basic immunological discoveries into clinically useful tools.

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Zeppos reflects on first five years as chancellor

Mar. 1, 2013—The One Vanderbilt transformation continues as Nicholas S. Zeppos marks five years as chancellor. Read the story and watch video of Zeppos discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Vanderbilt today.

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AAMC meet highlights need for research funds

Sep. 27, 2012—During a meeting in Nashville last week, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called on academic medical centers to make the case for continued, strong federal investment in biomedical research.

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Personalized medicine focus of Chancellor’s Lecture

Sep. 6, 2012—The first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year, entitled “Genomes, Hype and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine,” will be given Wednesday, Sept. 12, by Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt identifies genes linked to breast cancer chemo resistance

Jun. 11, 2012—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer.

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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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