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Deitte named to ACR Board of Chancellors

Aug. 2, 2018—Lori Deitte, MD, professor and vice chair of Education for the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, was recently appointed to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors as the chair of the Commission on Publications and Lifelong Learning. She assumed this position at the ACR 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Communication Camp

Aug. 2, 2018—The Pediatric Speech and Language Clinic at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center recently held the second annual Augmentative and Alternative Communication summer camp.

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Summer Science Academy inspires students, families

Aug. 2, 2018—Since it began 16 years ago, the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) has provided research experiences for roughly 2,000 undergraduates from colleges around the country. Nearly half are members of under-represented minority groups; many are the first in their families to pursue graduate or medical degrees.

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White Coat Ceremony ushers in newest medical students

Aug. 2, 2018—As the 96 members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s first-year class took their seats at the front of 208 Light Hall, Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC, welcomed them and their family members to the school’s annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

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How asters form

Aug. 2, 2018—New findings shed light on the formation of microtubule structures that support cellular processes ranging from cell division to intracellular transport.

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Navy admiral’s visit highlights Children’s Hospital’s crucial role

Aug. 2, 2018—U.S. Navy two-star Rear Adm. Christina Alvarado visited Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently to interact with patients and teach them about the duties of the Navy as well as tour Children’s Hospital with leadership and staff. Alvarado is deputy chief of the Bureau of Medicine & Surgery, Reserve Policy and Integration. She is also a registered nurse.

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Nashville Collaborative celebrates 10th anniversary

Aug. 2, 2018—The Nashville Collaborative, a unique academic-community partnership between Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, recently celebrated 10 years of work aimed at improving children’s health through family-based, community-centered programs.

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Connecting an asthma gene to leukemia

Aug. 2, 2018—A receptor previously implicated in asthma may also play roles in other allergic diseases and in leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Vanderbilt study links gene expression, disease association data

Jul. 26, 2018—An international team of researchers has integrated gene expression and disease association data to better understand the biological mechanisms of complex human diseases.

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VUMC’s membership in NIH NeuroNEXT network renewed

Jul. 26, 2018—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s membership in NeuroNEXT, a research network that helps streamline Phase 2 clinical trials for brain disorders.

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Hockey in the summer

Jul. 26, 2018—The newest Nashville Predators — members of this year’s rookie draft class — recently spent a day at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt doing interviews in Seacrest Studios and visiting with patients and families.

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American College of Physicians honors Lane

Jul. 26, 2018—Richard Lane, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine and a senior member of Vanderbilt’s Internal Medicine group at Williamson County Medical Center, was recently elected a Master of the American College of Physicians.

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