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Oxford’s Collins set for Discovery Lecture

Mar. 28, 2013—Sir Rory Collins, MB BS, professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, England, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 4.

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Steeplechase strengthens bond with Children’s Hospital

Mar. 28, 2013—As the Iroquois Steeplechase gears up for its annual spring event, the race this year will honor one of the leaders at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and also support a newly established fund for hospital research efforts.

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Infant mortality initiative’s achievements recognized

Mar. 28, 2013—The recognition of three Vanderbilt-based leaders of the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) caps off the collaboration’s highly successful first five years of work.

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Acetaminophen: protective in sepsis?

Mar. 28, 2013—In critically ill patients with sepsis, plasma hemoglobin may be a new indicator of disease severity – and a potential target for treatment with acetaminophen.

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Health Professions Grad School Fair April 2

Mar. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Seventh Annual Health Professions Graduate School Fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. S. More than 65 institutions representing more than 100 programs will participate. Programs include medicine (both allopathic and osteopathic), dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, optometry, podiatry, nutrition, physician assistant, physical and...

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Vanderbilt partners with company to offer discounted emergency preparedness kits

Mar. 27, 2013—Vanderbilt is partnering with an industrial supply company to offer employees discounted grab-and-go emergency preparedness kits—bags stocked with essential items that would be needed in the event of a tornado, flood or other emergency that might take people away from their homes.

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Study finds high soy diet before lung cancer diagnosis improves survival

Mar. 26, 2013—A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute found women who ate more soy food prior to a diagnosis of lung cancer lived longer than those who consumed less. The study, conducted in Shanghai, China, was published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Humanoid robot helps train children with autism

Mar. 23, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineers and autism experts at Vanderbilt University have developed an adaptive robotic system and used it to demonstrate that humanoid robots can be powerful tools for enhancing the basic social learning skills of children with autism.

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New holders of endowed chairs honored

Mar. 21, 2013—Seven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements March 19 during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Photo: Birthday wish

Mar. 21, 2013—Hailey Willis, left, and her sister, Alyssa, stand in front of 22 boxes of gifts they donated to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in honor of Hailey’s seventh birthday.

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Spine surgeons tailoring treatment to each patient

Mar. 21, 2013—When 55-year-old Neader Williams first learned that she might need spine surgery to treat her excruciating back and leg pain, she was more than a little scared and wasn’t even sure surgery was the answer.

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Nominations sought for Vanderbilt Prize Scholar

Mar. 21, 2013—Nominations for this year’s Vanderbilt Prize Scholar — a singular honor for female graduate students in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt University — are now being accepted. The deadline is April 8.

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