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At Vanderbilt, the drive to discover, care, learn and share is in our DNA — it defines who we are. Our Discoveries in Action podcast is about the big ideas and breakthroughs happening right here at Vanderbilt Health.

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Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

Uncovering an Ancestral Link to Arrhythmias

Study of relatively common genetic variants in African American and Asian populations suggests caution in prescribing certain drugs.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Panel Addresses Global Impact of Spinal Disabilities

SPINE20 aims to improve the health and welfare of people globally who suffer from spine conditions and disability.
Pediatric Cancer

Oligosaccharide in Milk Halts Chemo-induced Mucositis

A type of sugar present in human milk can prevent chemotherapy-induced mucositis in animal models.
Pediatrics

Why do Some Pediatric Low-grade Gliomas Spread?

The largest study of disseminated low-grade gliomas in children aims to pinpoint drivers of metastasis.
Rheumatology

Aggressive, Systemic Vasculitis Now Treated with Avacopan

ADVOCATE study demonstrates power of a game-changing therapy to reduce glucocorticoid use by nearly two-thirds.

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Trends in Medicine

Panel Addresses Global Impact of Spinal Disabilities

SPINE20 aims to improve the health and welfare of people globally who suffer from spine conditions and disability.

Virus Researcher James Crowe Turns to RSV Drug Development

A pioneer in the fight against viral disease during the pandemic turns his attention to the spike in respiratory syncytial virus.

Health Coaching Creates Lasting Lifestyle Changes

Study shows effectiveness is sustained beyond coaching period in patients managing chronic disease.

Quality Improvement Metrics to Shed Light on Geriatric Workforce Training

Vanderbilt is providing feedback to assess how well MIPS measures are meeting goals for geriatric patients.

Uncovering Role of Microbiome in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Study to examine the esophageal microbiome as an influence on patients’ response to topical steroids.

4 ‘M’s Improve Care for Older Adults

Systems-wide updates aid in implementation of the 4Ms, a framework for providing high-quality care for older patients.