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Reporter April 19 2013

Lack of exercise not a factor in health disparities

Apr. 18, 2013—Health disparities between white and black adults in the South are not connected to a lack of exercise but more likely related to other factors such as access to health care, socioeconomic status and perhaps genetics, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLoS ONE.

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Wang to lead Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Apr. 18, 2013—Thomas Wang, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.

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BMI gene study expands to people of African ancestry

Apr. 18, 2013—An international team of scientists, including six from Vanderbilt University, has identified the first unique genetic determinants of body mass index (BMI) in people of African ancestry.

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Vanderbilt’s Hong, Niswender elected to ASCI

Apr. 18, 2013—Charles Hong, M.D., Ph.D., and Kevin Niswender, M.D., Ph.D., have been elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation’s most respected medical honor societies.

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Nursing society chapter celebrates 60th anniversary

Apr. 18, 2013—The Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), founded at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with a guest lecture by Suzanne Prevost, Ph.D., RN., president of the nursing research honor society.

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‘Challenge’ reveals students’ tech transfer ingenuity

Apr. 18, 2013—A strategy for commercializing a wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) has won top honors at this year’s TechVenture Challenge.

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Clinic helps foster recovery from initial psychotic breaks

Apr. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s Psychotic Disorders Clinic has become a leader in the region for the initial assessment and treatment of young adults suffering from their first psychotic break.

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UT Southwestern’s Brown set to deliver Flexner Discovery Lecture

Apr. 18, 2013—Nobel laureate Michael Brown, M.D., whose research paved the way for the development of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, April 25.

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VUMC Neurodiagnostic Program gains accreditation

Apr. 18, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Neurodiagnostic Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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Photo: Pharmacology Forum

Apr. 18, 2013—Claus Schneider, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology, center, is presented with the 2013 Teaching Award by Pharmacology graduate students Odaine Gordon and Katie Sprinkel during last week's Joel G. Hardman Student Invited Pharmacology Forum.

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Knostman receives Frontline Impact Award

Apr. 18, 2013—Molly Knostman, manager of the Central-Inpatient Pharmacy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been chosen one of three recipients of the 2012 Frontline Impact Award.

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Annual Donate Life event set for April 25

Apr. 18, 2013—In 2012, 204 lives were saved because of the generosity of 65 individuals at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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