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Telehealth grant boosts diabetes prevention efforts

December 23, 2019

Vanderbilt’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has demonstrated its effectiveness at helping employees lose weight as a means of preventing Type 2 diabetes and has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the program using telehealth.

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Protein dynamics in the beating heart

December 19, 2019

The protein titin is a large structural component of the sarcomere — the machinery that mediates contraction of cardiac muscle cells. Despite its importance to the beating heart, little is known about titin turnover.

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Rathmell named interim chair of Medicine

December 05, 2019

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, has been named as interim chair of the Department of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2020.

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Getting the goods on obesity

November 15, 2019

A study in the World Journal of Surgery finds that obesity and two post-operative complications linked with it, incisional hernia and post-op infection, have associated genetic variants in common.

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