Farewell Reception for Karl Thomas, MD

Last week, the Department said farewell to its Executive Vice Chair Dr. Karl Thomas. A line stretched out the door of the Department conference room for many to shake his hand and to express just how much he would be missed. Dr. Joe Zabner, in typical fashion, mixed humor with sincerity in describing how long […]

Links Between Gut Bacteria and Blood Vessels Uncovered

The trillions of bacteria that colonize the gut play multiple roles in health and disease. Certain forms of gut bacteria promote diabetes, lead to weight gain, and also play an important part in heart disease. Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Ajit Vikram and Dr. Kaikobad Irani, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, have just published an article with Nature […]