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Juan Pablo Arroyo, MD, PhD., Debra Dixon, MD, MS
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Juan Pablo Arroyo, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His research focuses on how the kidney regulates fluids and electrolytes. Dr. Arroyo’s PhD and postdoctoral work was in renal physiology, with a focus on how salt impacts blood pressure. This has led him to study other pathways that regulate renal and cardiovascular function. He is now particularly interested in the hormone vasopressin and the role that vasopressin plays in health and disease. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Arroyo completed internal medicine and nephrology training as part of the physician-scientist training program. He was recently awarded the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health — to study alternative functions of vasopressin.

Debra Dixon, MD, MS is a Cardiovascular Research Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Harrison Society Physician-Scientist Training Program Scholar. Dr. Dixon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Robertson Scholar, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Dixon is a graduate of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, where she earned both her medical doctorate and Master of Science in Clinical Research. She completed a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship during her undergraduate medical training. She completed training in internal medicine at Vanderbilt where she has remained for her cardiology training as part of the ABIM Research Pathway. Dr. Dixon completed a postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is currently conducting a year of research as a recipient of one of four inaugural American College of Cardiology/ Association of Black Cardiologists Bristol Myers Squibb Research Fellowships. Dr. Dixon is board certified in internal medicine. After completion of cardiology training, her clinical work will focus on the promotion of cardiovascular health and prevention of cardiovascular disease as a non-invasive cardiologist with a specialization in cardiovascular imaging.

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