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An orphan enzyme’s purpose

Oct. 4, 2012—“Orphan” enzyme may play role in cancer growth, new research suggests.

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VU study shows no gender gap in sports concussions

Oct. 2, 2012—A new study conducted to review symptoms and neurocognitive findings in male and female high school soccer players revealed no gender-related differences.

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LifeFlight rolls out mobile emergency command center

Oct. 2, 2012—by Jerry Jones Middle Tennessee emergency crews have a new tool available for them to help manage large scale events and disasters. A mobile emergency command and communications bus is now available from Vanderbilt LifeFlight, free of charge, to any hospital or emergency agency to help with interagency coordination and communications. Vanderbilt LifeFlight secured the...

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Commodore Award winners named

Sep. 28, 2012—The annual Commodore Award is a presented by the Chancellor each fall, and this year’s recipients were Rebecca Pride, a registered nurse in Perioperative Services, and Tonya Mills, a grant manager in Political Science. They were honored at the Employee Tailgate Celebration earlier this month, along with Service Award honorees. The Commodore Award recognizes and...

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Study ties early menopause to heart attack, stroke

Sep. 27, 2012—Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study by Melissa Wellons, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Sequel to record-breaking vaccination event scheduled

Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination plan that last year more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Grants help propel glaucoma, macular degeneration research

Sep. 27, 2012—Three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been awarded grants from the American Health Assistance Foundation to support their research on glaucoma and macular degeneration — the two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world.

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Initiatives aim to enhance teen driver safety

Sep. 27, 2012—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is garnering attention for its efforts to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths among young adults.

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Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program takes shape

Sep. 27, 2012—The Chemical and Physical Biology Admissions (CPB-A) Program, an inter-departmental first-year graduate admissions program at Vanderbilt University, has been renamed the Quantitative and Chemical Biology (QCB) Program.

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New teams set to pioneer quality, safety

Sep. 27, 2012—This year’s Vanderbilt Quality and Patient Safety Pioneer Program is under way with a new set of teams ready to launch.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Sep. 27, 2012—Nationally known bioethicist R. Alta Charo, J.D., of the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, speaks about pharmaceutical development at her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture in Light Hall.

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VU Research Studio Program lauded at AAMC meeting

Sep. 27, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Clinical and Translational Research Studio program has won the Award with Distinction for Innovations in Research Training and Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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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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