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Grants spur efforts to create molecular ‘atlases’ of organs

Nov. 17, 2022—Researchers in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have received three grants totaling $13.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop molecular “atlases” of the brain, kidney, eye and other tissues. Their goal is to find new and better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent a host of human ailments, from kidney failure...

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Weaver and Tyska Named ASCB Fellows

Oct. 7, 2022—The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to present its cohort of 18 new Fellows for 2022. “The 2022 ASCB Fellows are individuals who have contributed broadly and significantly to the cell biology community and to the Society. We honor their scientific achievement and their role in furthering ASCB’s mission of advancing scientific...

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Burnette, Feehan-Nelson among Nikon competition winners

Oct. 1, 2022—Dylan Burnette won fourth place in Nikon’s Small World in Motion competition, which features movies or time-lapse photography taken through the microscope. Burnette received honorable mentions for two other submissions as well. Olivia Feehan-Nelson (Cell and Developmental Biology, Matthew Tyska lab) also received an honorable mention for her submission.

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Lee named 2022 Innovation Fund Investigator by The Pew Charitable Trust

Sep. 27, 2022—Dr. Ethan Lee, professor of Cell & Developmental Biology and Pharmacology, has been named a 2022 Innovation Fund investigator by The Pew Charitable Trusts. As a vote of confidence in the power of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, Pew created the Innovation Fund in 2017 to encourage partnerships among alumni of Pew’s biomedical programs. Combining their unique areas of expertise,...

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Chin Chiang Completes 25 years of Service

Sep. 25, 2022—Chen Chiang was recognized for completing 25 years of service at Vanderbilt.

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Lau and Coffey Awarded $5 Million Grant

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study precancerous lesions and early cancers in the colon, with the goal of developing new ways to prevent colorectal cancer, the nation’s second leading cancer killer. Robert Coffey, MD, Martha Shrubsole, PhD, and Ken Lau, PhD, are VUMC’s project leaders...

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Geben Receives Trainee Professional Development Award from Society for Neurosciences

Sep. 20, 2022—Laura Geben (Ihrie Lab) recently received the Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society for Neurosciences The aim of these awards is to promote the advancement of career training to neuroscientists from a wide range of institutions. SfN seeks to promote gender equality and increase diversity in all forms throughout its programs. Awards are distributed...

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Arceneaux Elected to SNMA Board

Sep. 15, 2022—Jerome Arceneaux (Meharry Medical College Ihrie Lab) was elected to the Student National Medical Association Board of Directors as Regional Director for region 10.

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Page-McCaw Receives Equipment Suppliment

Sep. 8, 2022—Andrea Page-McCaw recently received an equipment supplement from NIGMS. The supplement will go toward purchasing a new Epifluorescence Microscope.

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Stricker Awarded NRSA Fellowship from the NIGMS

Sep. 8, 2022—Aubrie Stricker (Page-McCaw Lab) was recently awarded an NRSA F31 Fellowship from the NIGMS NIGMS provides predoctoral fellowships to eligible individuals who seek advanced predoctoral research training in basic biomedical sciences through the NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

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Donahue Awarded NRSA F31 Fellowship from the National Institute on Aging

Sep. 7, 2022—Eric Donahue (Burkewitz Lab) was recently awarded an NRSA F31 Fellowship from the National Institute on Aging. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote diversity in the translational research workforce for Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). This predoctoral fellowship program will emphasize the development of skills in data science...

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Baum Receives 2022 Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies

Aug. 13, 2022—Thanks to their high academic and scientific achievement, nine graduate students have been named recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies. The students were recognized for the originality, significance, and rigor of their dissertation research. The awardees were selected by a committee made up of the directors of graduate studies for...

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Gama earns HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

Jul. 28, 2022—Vivian Gama and Melanie Gill (Neuroscience) joined 50 other teams of graduate students and advisers who earned a 2022 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study.

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DelGiorno and Jyotsana earn DOD Grant

Jul. 28, 2022—Kathleen DelGiorno (Cell and Developmental Biology) and Nidhi Jyotsana (CDB) received a DOD Parterning PI grant to support high-impact research focused on pancreatic cancer.

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Irish Part of Team Tracking Cellular and Antibody Responses to COVID-19 Vaccine

Jul. 20, 2022—In a technical tour de force, a collaborative team of Vanderbilt researchers has characterized the antigen-specific immune response to the Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 RNA vaccine. The group used multiple single-cell technologies, unbiased machine learning, and traditional immunological approaches to track cellular and antibody responses in samples collected over time from a cohort of healthy participants. The...

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