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: https://twitter.com/xingyiguo/status/1695481178571112606 You can read the paper online here: https://academic.oup.com/jnci/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jnci/djad178/…
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.
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:
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.
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.
Reported June 13 in Neurology, an Alzheimer’s disease risk study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures significantly reduced risk associated with healthy lifestyles, including non-smoking, leisure-time exercise, low-to-moderate alcohol consumption, adequate sleep, and healthy diet. Read more.