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Vanderbilt Rheumatology Team BAD 2 THE BONE

NCAA March Madness Bracket winner trophy passoff at the celebratory "tailgate"

Each year members of the division compete to see whose name will be inscribed onto the coveted trophy.
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Team finds stem cell transplant improves scleroderma survival

Scleroderma, an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s own immune system attacks the skin and connective tissue causing it to harden, is a progressive and often lethal condition with few treatment options. A new clinical trial by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and other leading medical centers found that an intensive transplant treatment using the patient’s own stem cells can improve survival and quality of life for patients with advanced scleroderma.


Co-Authors from our Division:


Leslie J. Crofford, M.D. »



Kristine Phillips, M.D., Ph.D. »

Saint Sampson Clinic » (Video)
Dedicated to providing adult Rheumatology care to the uninsured.
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Vanderbilt Rheumatology Division
Saint Sampson Medical Clinic Providers: 

James Gore, M.D.
Narender Annapureddy, M.D.
Julie B Barnes, MSN

Bioactive lipids and rheumatoid arthritis

Leslie Crofford, M.D., and colleagues determined the activity of secretory sphingomyelinase (S-SMase) in patients with RA compared to control subjects, and they examined relationships between S-SMase activity and quality of life and other RA disease measurements.

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Lupus Foundation of America - Mid-South Chapter  Inc.
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Probing the Genetics of Autoimmunity »

Thomas Aune, Ph.D., and colleagues performed whole genome RNA-sequencing on blood samples from patients with autoimmune diseases and categorized mRNAs (protein-coding messenger RNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs).

Lupus Research on World Lupus Day»
Lupus Symptoms Checklist» (PDF)

EHR algorithms help researchers identify patients with lupus»
Healio Rheumatology

April L. Barnado, M.D., MSCI»
Instructor in Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
Research Director, Vanderbilt Lupus Center

Developing Electronic Health Record Algorithms That Accurately Identify Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus»
Barnado A, et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017;doi:10.1002/acr.22989.

Vanderbilt physicians named among best in U.S. 

Best Doctors in America, an annual listing of the nation’s physicians who are peer selected for inclusion, is again acknowledging the expertise of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) faculty.

The Best Doctors in America List, assembled by Best Doctors Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup, results from polling of more than 40,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s list.

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C. Michael Stein, M.B., Ch.B. 
Dan May Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology
Assc. Director Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Director Fellowship Program

C. Michael Stein, M.B.Ch.B., and his colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have received a five-year, $1.35 million award from the Arthritis Foundation to develop new biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis that also may revolutionize treatment.
Research News@Vanderbilt: Posted February 25, 2016 » 

Study links opioids, infection risk for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Research News@Vanderbilt: Posted November 19, 2015 »

Rachel H. Bonami, Ph.D. »
Research Instructor in Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
Recipient of the 2015 Daryl K. Granner Scholar in Diabetes Award »

Jin Chen, M.D., Ph.D. and colleagues

Overcoming lung cancer drug resistance 
Research News@Vanderbilt: Posted February 10, 2016 » 

Study tracks new lung cancer drug target 
Research News@Vanderbilt: Posted April 10, 2014 » 

Study tracks how gene may promote lung cancer tumors
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center News: Posted August 10, 2012 »

Cecilia P. Chung, M.D., M.P.H.
  Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research News@Vanderbilt: Posted June 14, 2016 » 

Research News@Vanderbilt: Posted January 20, 2015 » 

The New York Times: Published January 14, 2009 »

Thomas M. Aune, Ph.D. and colleagues

RNA defects in multiple sclerosis
Research News@Vanderbilt: Posted April 30, 2015 » 


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