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Fueling the MATE transporter

Jul. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers used spectroscopy to understand how a drug transporter pumps drugs out of cells, findings that are important for developing novel anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs that can overcome drug resistance.

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Cutrer named Undergraduate Medical Education associate dean

Jul. 19, 2018—Bill Cutrer, MD, MEd, has been named Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s next associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), effective Aug. 1.

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Grant to develop ways to measure medical mistrust in African-American men

Jul. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop new ways to measure trust in African-American men as it relates to health care.

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Awards bolster investigators’ bipolar disorders research

Jul. 19, 2018—Two Vanderbilt University researchers have been awarded Blake A. Jenkins Discovery Awards in support of basic and/or translational research into bipolar disorder and related conditions with an emphasis on early detection, intervention and utilizing brain imaging.

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VUSN lands grant to increase number of nursing faculty

Jul. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.28 million grant to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty in U.S. colleges and universities.

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Study shows legalizing same-sex marriage increased care access

Jul. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers have documented evidence that legalizing same-sex marriage has improved access to health care for gay men in a study released as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper this week.

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Nashville SC visit

Jul. 19, 2018—Members of Nashville Soccer Club visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital this week.

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Four named to OB-GYN association leadership posts

Jul. 19, 2018—Four members of Vanderbilt’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have been named to key leadership positions for several professional organizations.

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Society of radiology chairs elects Omary to board

Jul. 19, 2018—Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been elected to the board of directors of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD).

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Student-invited Pharmacology Forum

Jul. 19, 2018—Graduate students in the Department of Pharmacology hosted the 27th annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum and presented the annual “Teacher of the Year” award to Joshua Fessel, MD, PhD.

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Nominations sought for upcoming Hidden VUMC Figures event

Jul. 19, 2018—On Oct. 29, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Human Resources will present the second Hidden VUMC Figures event in 208 Light Hall.

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Telemedicine clinic for kidney transplant screening debuts

Jul. 19, 2018—With the opening of a pre-transplant kidney evaluation clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, the Vanderbilt Transplant Center is joining a range of other clinical programs participating in telemedicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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