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Infectious Diseases Society of America honors Wright

November 11, 2022

Infectious diseases specialist Patty Wright, MD, professor of Medicine and chief of staff for Adult Ambulatory Services for Davidson County, is one of two recipients of the 2022 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA…

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Dr. Rathmell elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 17, 2022

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Chair of the VUMC Department of Medicine, is one of three Vanderbilt faculty members elected this year to membership in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a prestigious, non-governmental organization that advises the nation and the world on important aspects of…

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Diabetes research grant receives NIDDK renewal

September 08, 2022

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) is celebrating its 49th year of continual operation with the five-year competitive renewal of a $10.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (…

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Researchers discover how salt increases blood pressure

August 19, 2022

Kirabo and her colleagues have been exploring the novel role of immune cells in salt-sensitive hypertension. They have now discovered that activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome — a protein complex involved in the inflammatory response — in immune cells contributes to salt-sensitive hypertension…

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