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Study details early events of inflammatory response

Dec. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have identified a key molecular player in the early events of the inflammatory response to infection. The findings suggest new therapeutic possibilities for enhancing the inflammatory response to protect against pathogens and for blocking inflammation gone awry in diseases like arthritis and atherosclerosis.

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Nominations being sought for School of Medicine Faculty Awards

Dec. 10, 2020—Nominations are being sought for the following 2021 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Awards:

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Coogan named chair of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Dec. 8, 2020—After an extensive national search Alice Coogan, MD, interim chair of the Department and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PM&I), has been named as the department’s next chair, effective immediately. Coogan will be the seventh chair of the department and the first female chair.

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Cortez named interim chair of the Department of Biochemistry; York named Impossible Foods chief science officer

Dec. 8, 2020—David Cortez, PhD, Richard N. Armstrong Professor of Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of biochemistry, has been named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

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Six Vanderbilt faculty elected as 2020 fellows of the AAAS

Dec. 3, 2020—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Grant bolsters VUIIS ‘deep tissue’ imaging research

Dec. 2, 2020—Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have received a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to develop “deep tissue” imaging methods that can peer into the furthest corners of the body.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Crowe receives 2020 “Golden Goose” Award for COVID-19 research

Dec. 1, 2020—James Crowe Jr., MD, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who has pioneered development of human monoclonal antibodies as potential treatments for viral diseases, has won a 2020 “Golden Goose” Award.

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Hot spots identified for colorectal cancer mortality rates among young women

Nov. 23, 2020—Women diagnosed with early-onset colorectal cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease depending upon their county of residence, according to a study published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.

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Study underscores importance of personalized medicine in kidney cancer

Nov. 10, 2020—A new study sheds light on how molecular subsets within the tumors of kidney cancer patients determine treatment outcomes and underscores the importance of personalized medicine in making therapy decisions.

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Hydroxychloroquine does not help patients hospitalized with COVID-19: Study

Nov. 9, 2020—Findings from a national study published Nov. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “do not support” the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19, the report concludes.

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HCQ doesn’t protect health workers from COVID: study

Nov. 5, 2020—Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) did not significantly reduce the incidence of COVID-19 among health care workers who participated in a national study that included Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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NIH imaging expert Tromberg set for Discovery Lecture

Nov. 5, 2020—How the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative is accelerating development of COVID-19 testing will be the topic of this fall’s second web-based Discovery Lecture.

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