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New programs help medical students hone clinical skills

Jul. 9, 2015—There is a lot of discussion on the national health care front about how best to equip future physicians to care for the patients of tomorrow. Faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) are right in the middle of the debate.

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Vanderbilt researchers develop potential treatment to fight mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Jul. 8, 2015—In late 2013 the Caribbean had its first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Today there have been almost 1.2 million cases in 44 countries or territories, including 177 cases in 31 U.S. States.

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VUMC, Meharry and State Health Department receive NIH grant to establish AIDS research center

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research with Meharry Medical College and the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Grant to spur study of ‘brown fat’s’ metabolic mysteries

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have received a $2.15 million grant to study the amount and activity of “brown fat” in adults, with the aim of understanding its role in metabolic disease and identifying new therapeutic targets.

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VEI receives grant from Research to Prevent Blindness for research and education

Jun. 25, 2015—The Vanderbilt Eye Institute recently received a grant for $115,000 from Research to Prevent Blindness, placing the total award amount for unrestricted grants from the organization at $860,000.

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Vanderbilt study on spinal cord injuries will guide interventions

Jun. 25, 2015—Traumatic spinal cord injuries are increasing with the population, and incidence is higher in older patients, according to a Vanderbilt study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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VUSM to offer master’s degree in applied clinical informatics

Jun. 25, 2015—A new program being offered this fall through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will offer health care professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in the growing biomedical informatics field.

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New apps increase efficiency and safety for anesthesiologists

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Department of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) have teamed to provide anesthesiologists with new applications to improve workflow and safety practices.

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New nanoparticle enhances success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts

Jun. 18, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons and biomedical engineers has developed a nanoparticle delivery system that may significantly improve the success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts.

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Study: Why one kidney can work as well as two

Jun. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have come closer to solving a mystery that has puzzled scientists for more than a century: after the loss of one kidney, what causes the growth of the remaining kidney to take up the slack?

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Task force named to prioritize Academic Strategic Plan health initiatives

May. 7, 2015—A new faculty task force has been appointed to prioritize and refine the eight health-related initiatives in the Academic Strategic Plan and to inventory existing health-related interdisciplinary centers and institutes at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt community invited to Strategic Plan town halls April 6, 7 and 16

Mar. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in town hall meetings to learn more about progress and provide input on key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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