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LifeFlight adds cars to community bases to assist local EMS agencies

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is adding a new response vehicle to its fleet, one that will assist local emergency service agencies on days that the helicopter can’t fly due to unfavorable weather conditions.

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Nominations sought for 2012 Research Staff Awards

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accepting nominations for the 2012 Research Staff Awards.

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Metro Parks, VU team on obesity prevention project

Sep. 6, 2012—A collaboration between Vanderbilt Pediatric researchers and the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Department to prevent obesity is kicking into high gear with the recruitment of 600 area familes.

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BioVU reaches new benchmark in DNA samples

Sep. 6, 2012—This month BioVU logged in its 150,000th unique genetic sample. It is now the world’s largest collection of human DNA linked to searchable, electronic health information.

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Patient’s odyssey takes her from Japan to Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2012—Cylinda Marquart gripped the small Post-it note inscribed with Japanese characters as her 6-week-old daughter, Albi-Helene Martin, was raced to a hospital by ambulance.

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New doctoral students welcomed

Sep. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center welcomed 109 new doctoral students into the scientific community last week in the third annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony.

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Neuronal subtypes in genetic disorder

Sep. 6, 2012—Inhibitory neurons that connect and regulate signaling in the brain (interneurons) may contribute to epilepsy and autism in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex.

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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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Diabetes can’t hold back Little League champion

Aug. 30, 2012—When Luke Brown was 5, he slid into second base as a little black box flew out of the back pocket of his baseball pants. The object was an insulin pump, his lifeline, a device charged with keeping his blood sugar in check. But he wasn’t prepared to stop at second, and snatched it off...

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Pool Party

Aug. 30, 2012—Members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s class of 2016 enjoy the traditional pool party hosted by VUSM Dean Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., above. Below, Scott Rodgers, M.D., associate dean for Student Affairs, gets dunked. (Photos by Anne Rayner)

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13th annual Genetics Symposium Oct. 1

Aug. 30, 2012—“Evolution and the Genetic Basis for Human Disease” is the subject of the 13th annual Vanderbilt Genetics Symposium 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Student Life Center. Keynote speakers and their topics are: Sarah Tiskoff, Ph.D., David and Lyn Silfen University Associate Professor of Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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Gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition course offered Sept. 7-8

Aug. 30, 2012—  The latest developments in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition will be discussed Sept. 7-8 during a continuing medical education course at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt. More than 20 Vanderbilt University faculty members and experts from Indiana University, the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis will participate. Topics include advances in the...

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

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

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

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Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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