TB Research on World TB Day: Yuri van der Heijden

Rebecca Helton

In honor of World Tuberculosis Day, Dr. Yuri van der Heijden talks about his TB research and offers advice to those working toward career development awards.

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Back to Her Roots: Natasha Halasa

Rebecca Helton

By studying respiratory illness and acute gastroenteritis in young children, Dr. Halasa is improving the lives of children in both the United States and Jordan.

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Mentorship, Pharmacogenetics, and the Power of Play: Richard Ho

Rebecca Helton

Although he didn’t originally envision a career in pediatric oncology, Richard Ho fell in love with it during a rotation in his fourth year of medical school.  The relationships …

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Understanding H. pylori: Meira Epplein

Rebecca Helton

Meira Epplein, PhD, came to epidemiology by a more scenic route than most. She has always been fascinated by China, from Chinese art to culture and modern history. After getting …

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Heart to Heart: Anna Hemnes

Rebecca Helton

Every day, Anna Hemnes, MD, treats patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.  Every day, she works to find a cure. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare disease that narrows and stiffens …

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Finding Signals in the Noise: Todd Edwards

Rebecca Helton

Discovering meaning in a massive amount of random-seeming data is nothing new to Todd Edwards, PhD, a genetic epidemiologist.  His career has made meaning out of many disparate parts, beginning …

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Marathon Running, Marathon Research: Dawn Newcomb

Rebecca Helton

For Dawn Newcomb, PhD, writing a grant is like running a marathon.  As a veteran of six marathons since she moved to Nashville in 2007, she should know.  “You have to …

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Working Backwards: Digna Velez Edwards

Rebecca Helton

Digna Velez Edwards, PhD, can’t remember never doing science. Whether through research initiatives or attending science programs as a child, she always sought to feed her love of nature …

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Understanding Asthma: Kecia Carroll

Rebecca Helton

As the most common chronic diseases of childhood, asthma and other allergic diseases represent a “substantial burden on children in terms of quality of life, missed school days, and impact …

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Big Numbers, Big Ideas: Pingsheng Wu

Rebecca Helton

Pingsheng Wu, PhD, likes playing with numbers.  She combs through large amounts of data, such as hospital records and surveys, seeking the causes of disease.  Although she has worked with …

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