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Katie Kapp To Present at Vanderbilt University Chemistry Forum on April 15

Apr. 15, 2021—RASR Lab Research Group team member Katie Kapp will present a talk on “Plasma Proteomics to Study the Effect of Race on Survivorship Outcomes in Sepsis” as part of the Vanderbilt University Chemistry Series Spring 2021 on Thursday, April 15 at 4:15 pm. The presentation will be virtual and can be accessed via Zoom –...

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VMAC “Maintaining Mental Health” Lunch & Learn Event on April 21

Apr. 15, 2021—Join us for the next session of the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) free Lunch & Learn Zoom event “Maintaining Mental Health” facilitated by Dr. Renã Robinson, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Neurology at Vanderbilt University. This online event will take place on April 21, 2021, 12:00p-1:00p. Register here.

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MARC Scholar Bethanie Stauffer Featured in NIH Biomedical Beat Blog

Apr. 15, 2021—MARC Scholar Bethanie Stauffer was featured in the NIH Biomedical Beat Blog article “Making a MARC at Vanderbilt.” Bethanie, a Vanderbilt University undergraduate student double majoring in chemistry and in medicine, health, and society, is part of the NIH MARC at Vanderbilt Program. She is a researcher at Vanderbilt’s RASR Lab. Photo Credit: Abby Lee  

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Dataset of Why inclusion matters for Alzheimer’s disease biomarker discovery in plasma

Mar. 23, 2021—Congratulations to RASR Laboratory alum Mostafa Khan whose article “Dataset of Why inclusion matters for Alzheimer’s disease biomarker discovery in plasma” is now available online. The article discusses how the use of a plasma proteomics dataset was generated to understand the importance of self-reported race for biomarker discovery in Alzheimer’s disease.

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VMAC Free Lunch & Learn Alzheimer’s 101 Event on March 17

Mar. 6, 2021—The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) will be offering a free Lunch & Learn Zoom event where attendees can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease. Facilitated by Dr. Renã Robinson, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Neurology at Vanderbilt University, the Alzheimer’s 101 online event will take place on March 17, 2021, 12:00p-1:00p. Registration here.

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RASR Lab Alumni Andrew Pumford Participates in IRONMAN Foundation’s Your Journey, Your Cause

Mar. 6, 2021—RASR Lab alum Andrew Pumford, an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University, will be participating in the IRONMAN Foundation’s Your Journey, Your Cause fundraising program to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to end Alzheimer’s disease. Andrew will be running the IRONMAN Triathlon in Santa Rosa, California on June...

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Bailey Bowser Presents at Vanderbilt University Chemistry Forum

Feb. 26, 2021—Congratulations to RASR Laboratory third year graduate student Bailey Bowser on her successful presentation titled “Multiplexing of 32 Samples in a Single LC-MS Experiment” at the Vanderbilt University Chemistry Forum on February 25, 2021.  

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Celebrating African American Chemists: Renã A. S. Robinson

Feb. 26, 2021—Dr. Renã A.S. Robinson was featured in ACS Axial as part of a series of articles recognizing African American chemists during Black History Month. Read the full article here.   Photo courtesy of heckmedia.org 

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Dr. Renã Robinson: Helping others through the power of research and representation

Feb. 11, 2021—Learn more about Dr. Renã Robinson and her passion and advocacy as a scientist in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease research on the A&S website, and on Facebook and Instagram.

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From Inclusion to Equity: The Story of Black Biomedical Scientists

Feb. 11, 2021—The MSTP Antiracism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ADI) Council encourages everyone to attend and participate in this important conversation on Inclusion and Equity in Biomedical Research. The event is free and will be held on Monday, February 15 at 12:00 Noon (CT).  Register today! MSTP Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Council Co-Chairs: Megan Williams, PhD and Lourdes Estrada,...

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