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New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness

Sep. 13, 2012—At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.

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Cells with LIP eat their neighbors

Sep. 13, 2012—A transcription factor called LIP is capable of causing one cell to consume another.

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Event set to tackle youth sports safety

Sep. 12, 2012—Doctors and safety experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a free sports safety clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mathew School in Franklin, Tenn.

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Medical Center mourns loss of Lemonds

Sep. 12, 2012—Brent Lemonds, M.S., R.N., EMT-P, administrator for Service Improvement at Vanderbilt University Hospital, died Sunday from a pulmonary embolism while recovering at his home from a recent orthopaedic surgery. He was 50.

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O’Day left legacy of passion, humility, kindness

Sep. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is mourning the loss of longtime faculty member Denis O’Day, M.D., director of the School of Medicine’s Emphasis Program and professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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Enzyme counters stomach acid attack

Sep. 11, 2012—Dysfunction or loss of an “antioxidant” enzyme may lead to higher risk for esophageal cancer in patients with gastric reflux disease.

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Yale University’s Joan Steitz awarded 2012 Vanderbilt Prize

Sep. 10, 2012—The 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science has been awarded to Yale University professor Joan Steitz, Ph.D., whose pioneering work has helped reveal and clarify the complexities of RNA and the roles that RNA molecules play in health and disease. The prize, established by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2006, honors nationally and internationally...

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Parkinson’s therapy may impact language

Sep. 7, 2012—Deep brain stimulation used to treat Parkinson’s disease may impair some aspects of language processing, a recent study suggests.

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ROUNDS: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Sep. 6, 2012—The goal of this column is to dialogue with you in a meaningful way, about both the present and what we see in our future.

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Study tracks hormone’s role in reducing preterm birth risk

Sep. 6, 2012—Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows.

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Rush sees bright future ahead for Pediatrics

Sep. 6, 2012—Meg Rush, M.D., called upon the Department of Pediatrics’ faculty, trainees and staff to ‘be the change’ they wish to see in the future of pediatric health care at Vanderbilt and in our region.

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Personalized medicine focus of Chancellor’s Lecture

Sep. 6, 2012—The first Chancellor’s Lecture of the academic year, entitled “Genomes, Hype and a Realistic Pathway to Personalized Medicine,” will be given Wednesday, Sept. 12, by Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

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