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Reporter April 24 2015

Watkins memorial service to be April 30

Apr. 23, 2015—A memorial service celebrating the life of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., renowned cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African-American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), will be held Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Vanderbilt’s Benton Chapel. Dr. Watkins died April 11.

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Brooks, Spalding tune up music industry support

Apr. 23, 2015—Donating your own money, time and energy to a charitable cause is one thing. Asking friends and colleagues to join you in pursuit of a fundraising goal is something altogether different.

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VU mourns loss of noted ophthalmologist Elliott

Apr. 23, 2015—A Celebration of Life service for James Howard Elliott, M.D., will be held Sunday, May 17, at noon at Benton Chapel.

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VU team explores new cholesterol processing pathway

Apr. 23, 2015—A zebrafish model of a rare genetic disease has revealed an unexpected regulatory pathway for cholesterol absorption and processing.

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Study reveals biomarker of post-injury spinal cord function

Apr. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have demonstrated, for the first time in a primate model, that injury disrupts neural signaling in the spinal cord and that these changes can be measured non-invasively with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

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Event celebrates new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Apr. 23, 2015—Seven faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration on Wednesday at the Student Life Center.

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Donate Life Flag Raising Ceremony set for April 30

Apr. 23, 2015—Becky Holman has worked at DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank for 22 years, allowing her to be a part of the donation process for hundreds of patients.

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Stanford’s Knudsen set for Discovery Lecture

Apr. 23, 2015—Stanford University neurobiologist Eric Knudsen, Ph.D., well known for his studies of learning and attention in birds, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture at 4 p.m. April 30 in 208 Light Hall.

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Lecture explores efforts to move pharmacogenetics into the clinic

Apr. 23, 2015—Preemptive genotyping: It sounds like a surprise attack, and it is.

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Day of events to explore personalized medicine

Apr. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to attend Personalized Medicine Day on Friday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.

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VUSM alum Crozier relates battle to overcome Ebola

Apr. 23, 2015—Ian Crozier, M.D., a 1997 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and a former Vanderbilt resident, chief resident and fellow, spent three weeks treating 60 to 80 Ebola patients a day in Kenema, the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

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Clinical information systems in line for major upgrade

Apr. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched a comprehensive review of the clinical information technology used throughout VUMC hospitals and clinics, with an eye to replacing certain key applications.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

Momentum

Sharon Seibert is among the more than 5,000 patients who have received a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, which has one of the best survival rates in the nation and is at the forefront of new cellular therapies.

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Hope

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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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