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Study uncovers novel susceptibility genes for CRC

Dr. Xingyi Guo worked on a new study that provides novel insights into genetic susceptibility for colorectal cancer in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Dr. Guo tweeted about the study here: You can read the paper online here:…

Dr. Jie Ping Receives Epidemiology Award

On June 22, 2023, Dr. Jie Ping received the Division of Epidemiology's 2023 Research Paper Award. You can view the paper, Genome- and transcriptome-wide association studies of 386,000 Asian and European-ancestry women provide new insights into breast cancer genetics, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics by clicking here. Dr. Ping is a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt's School of Medicine.

Holowatyj receives National Cancer Institute MERIT Award

Andreana Holowatyj, PhD, MSCI, assistant professor of Medicine, has received the National Cancer Institute’s Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award to support her ongoing investigation into how early-onset colorectal cancer and its treatments impact reproductive health.

Study finds chronically disrupted sleep may increase risk for heart disease

Sleep irregularity — chronically disrupted sleep and highly variable sleep durations night after night — may increase the risk for atherosclerosis, according to a study led by Kelsie Full, PhD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   Dr. Full's study was featured by the New York Times, CNN, and Forbes:

Faculty Awards Honor Teaching, Clinical, Research excellence

The 2023 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Extraordinary Performance of Clinical Service, and Outstanding Contributions to Research were presented May 19 during the annual spring faculty meeting. Dr. Xiao-Ou Shu received special recognition.

Dr. Andreana Holowatyj's GAP Study Is Making Headlines.

The Genetics of Appendix Cancer (GAP) Study is a research study of individuals with an appendix cancer diagnosis and their families. The goal of the GAP Study is to answer the question of: Is there a genetic link to appendix cancer? The GAP Study is a national crowdsourcing study of individuals who received an appendix cancer diagnosis between the ages of 18 and 99 years old.

Open Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Multi-omics and Bioinformatics

We are seeking multiple enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join a multidisciplinary research team based in the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center. Our group conducts multiple NIH-funded research projects, including four large population-based prospective cohort studies with more than 225,000 study participants. Our research focuses on discovering the environmental, lifestyle and genetic determinants of cancer and other chronic diseases.