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Team’s findings show glutamine metabolism affects T cell signaling

Nov. 1, 2018—The cellular nutrient glutamine launches a metabolic signaling pathway that promotes the function of some immune system T cells and suppresses others, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Team seeks to identify immune response to influenza

Nov. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers, as part of the International Human Vaccines Project, are searching for the key to lasting protection against influenza by examining naturally protecting cells found in bone marrow.

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New registry seeks answers to sports concussion mysteries

Nov. 1, 2018—News of sport-related concussions may rule airtime on ESPN, but it wasn’t until the early 2000s that the situational factors surrounding concussions and the severity of symptoms were studied from a medical perspective.

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Heckers honored by National Alliance on Mental Illness

Nov. 1, 2018—Stephan Heckers, MD, MSc, William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Schizophrenia Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, was recently recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with a 2018 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award.

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Cancer epigenetics expert Baylin set for Discovery Lecture

Nov. 1, 2018—Stephen Baylin, MD, a trailblazer in the study of the epigenetics of cancer, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8. His lecture, sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will begin at 4 p.m. in room 208 Light Hall.

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Warner’s medical informatics research recognized

Nov. 1, 2018—Jeremy Warner, MD, is the 2018 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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Halloween Costume Shop

Nov. 1, 2018—Cornetta Long, 10, and her mother, Kelli, were all smiles after snagging Cornetta’s favorite costume during Wednesday’s Halloween Costume Shop at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. More than 1,000 costumes for patients and families were donated for this year’s event, which is hosted by Child Life.

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Children’s Hospital PCICU lands AACN Bronze Level Beacon Award

Nov. 1, 2018—The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has awarded the Bronze Level Beacon Award to the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The award is given to nursing units that distinguish themselves by excellence and a commitment to improve patient care.

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Fleischer’s ultrasound research contributions lauded

Nov. 1, 2018—Arthur Fleischer, MD, medical director of Ultrasound and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), received the Laurence (Larry) A. Mack Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) Annual Meeting held in October in San Diego.

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Matheny elected to American College of Medical Informatics

Nov. 1, 2018—Michael Matheny, MD, MS, MPH, associate professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Medicine, is one of 18 fellows recently elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).

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Rubin receives alumni award from Weill Cornell

Nov. 1, 2018—Donald Rubin, MD, professor of Medicine and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt, has received the alumni award for special achievement from his alma mater, the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

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Hidden Figures event honors skills, resiliency, ingenuity

Nov. 1, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office for Diversity Affairs held the second annual Hidden VUMC Figures event Oct. 29 in Light Hall.

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