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UPDATE: Information about 403(b) Plan Settlement

Sep. 20, 2019—In late August a number of faculty members and other employees received a notice regarding a class action settlement from the Settlement Administrator that has been appointed in the matter.

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Microvilli in motion

Sep. 19, 2019—Live cell imaging studies have revealed that microvilli — finger-like protrusions on the surface of epithelial cells — move and collide as they form the brush border.

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Heart Walk 2019

Sep. 19, 2019—This year's Greater Nashville Heart Walk will raise close to $2 million in its fight against heart disease and stroke as well as provide funding for public and professional education and community service programs.

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Schildcrout honored by statistical association

Sep. 12, 2019—Jonathan Schildcrout, PhD, professor of Biostatistics and Anesthesiology, has been named an American Statistical Association Fellow.

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RadX Innovation Challenge pitch evolves into global health nonprofit

Sep. 12, 2019—With momentum from the Department of Radiology’s innovation incubator, RadX, a recent Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus has successfully launched a global health nonprofit organization.

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Team explores epilepsy-related brain disturbances

Sep. 5, 2019—A team led by a neurosurgeon-scientist and an engineering professor who specializes in techniques for analyzing functional neuroimaging data has received a $3 million grant to study disturbances in brain networks related to attention lapses and cognitive deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.

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LifeFlight expands critical care transport to ground ambulances

Aug. 28, 2019—by Jerry Jones For the past 35 years, Vanderbilt LifeFlight has offered critical care air transport via one of its aircraft and has now expanded that ability to include ground transports via one of its two new, large specialized ground ambulances. The new ambulances will help provide care to adult patients when they can’t be...

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A “rheostat” for cancer signals

Aug. 27, 2019—Jason MacGurn and colleagues have characterized a “rheostat” that sets WNT pathway signaling in breast cancer cells.

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New Physician Spotlight: Niels Johnsen

Aug. 26, 2019—Niels Johnsen, MD, has joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Urology after completing his residency at VUMC. He began seeing patients Aug. 1.

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Information about 403(b) Plan Settlement

Aug. 23, 2019—Many VUMC employees received an email on August 23, 2019, from vanderbilt403bsettlement@claims-administrator.com.  Please be advised that this email is a legitimate communication and is NOT spam.  If you have questions about the content of the email, please contact the Claims Administrator identified in the notice email for more information.

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Harvest Party

Aug. 22, 2019—Families recently gathered for the annual Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party.

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Mass shootings: what we can’t control, and what we can

Aug. 15, 2019—The alarming number of mass shootings around the country is, without a doubt, ratcheting up anxiety as people wonder when our neighbors, our first responders, our teams could be called into action. And worst of all, the fear that we or people we know will be victims.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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