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Zinc: a new antibiotic target?

Jan. 17, 2013—It may be possible to fight hospital-acquired pathogens like Acinetobacter baumannii by targeting the bacterium’s need for the nutrient metal zinc.

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AstraZeneca, VU collaborate to develop new treatments for major brain disorders

Jan. 14, 2013—AstraZeneca and Vanderbilt University have signed a research collaboration agreement to identify candidate drugs aimed at treating psychosis and other neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with major brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia.

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Three new genetic links to colorectal cancer revealed

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have identified three new genetic “hotspots” linked to colorectal cancer.

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Mouse study sheds light on boy-girl differences

Jan. 10, 2013—There may be a biological basis for separate doll and dump truck aisles in the toy store.

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VU’s Pettit named ‘Tennessean of the Year’

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt’s April Pettit, M.D., MPH, instructor in Medicine, is being recognized as the “Tennessean of the Year” by the readers and editorial board of The Tennessean.

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Brown named to direct Office of Sponsored Programs

Jan. 10, 2013—Clint Brown, MBA, who has been serving as interim co-director for the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) since August 2012, has been named the office’s new director.

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NCI report shows cancer death rates declining

Jan. 10, 2013—Cancer death rates for most forms of cancer have continued to decline in the United States among men and women and all major racial and ethnic groups, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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MPH Global Health track addresses emerging needs

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University is working to train a health care workforce that will be more integrated and team-oriented than ever before. One of the educational programs addressing new needs is the Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, which launched a new track in Global Health last year.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture set for Jan. 21

Jan. 10, 2013—The Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D., former Tennessee Commissioner of Health, pastor and chief executive of St. Andrew AME Church in Memphis, and current Shelby County Public Health Policy Advisor, will deliver the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Patient and Family Promise readies for next month’s rollout

Jan. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff are gearing up to roll out the Vanderbilt Patient and Family Promise, a six-point commitment to all patients and their families.

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Photo: Special visit

Jan. 10, 2013—Singer Kelly Clarkson, center, surprised patients and families at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt during the holidays, with a special performance and room-to-room visits.

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Group again honors life-support program

Jan. 10, 2013—For the third straight time, Vanderbilt’s heart and lung life-support program has received the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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