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Reporter April 25 2014

Potential mechanism for myeloma drug’s variable toxicity

Apr. 30, 2014—A genetic variant is associated with toxicity of the chemotherapy drug melphalan, and could guide individualized dosing for the medication.

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Target cell entry to halt Chikungunya virus

Apr. 28, 2014—Understanding how chikungunya virus binds to and enters cells offers a new target for antiviral medications.

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Increased cell permeability may protect from colitis

Apr. 25, 2014—Having a “leaky” gut may protect against colitis, a paradoxical finding that alters understanding of the role of cell permeability in intestinal homeostasis and immune regulation.

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Photo: Rascal Flatts

Apr. 24, 2014—Country music group Rascal Flatts visited the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Tuesday for a special performance for patients and their families.

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Survey to assess staff, faculty perceptions on patient safety

Apr. 24, 2014—In May, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will launch a survey of clinical staff and faculty to assess attitudes and perceptions regarding patient safety at the Medical Center.

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Team finds way to explore ‘super family’ of enzymes

Apr. 24, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Richard Armstrong, Ph.D., is part of a multi-institutional research team that has found a new way to interrogate a “super family” of enzymes involved in detoxification, cellular metabolism and antibiotic resistance, which have many other as-yet-undiscovered functions.

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Addition bolsters pediatric sleep medicine efforts

Apr. 24, 2014—Atia Jordan, M.D., a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumna, has been hired as a pediatrician whose primary focus is on sleep medicine in children.

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Glimcher to deliver Vanderbilt Prize Lecture

Apr. 24, 2014—Laurie Glimcher, M.D., recipient of the 2013 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver her Vanderbilt Prize Lecture on Thursday, May 1.

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Study to assess tremor after stereotactic radiosurgery

Apr. 24, 2014—Tremor is the most common of all movement disorders and its involuntary nature can hinder an individual’s ability to dress or feed themselves, use a phone or computer, or engage in chores and hobbies.

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Medical instrumentation foundation honors Weinger

Apr. 24, 2014—Matthew Weinger, M.D., professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, has been chosen to receive the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Foundation’s top honor, the Laufman-Greatbatch Award.

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Schaffner honored by pharmacy association

Apr. 24, 2014—William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received the Immunization Champion Award — Friend of Pharmacy from the American Pharmacists Association (APA) at the group’s annual meeting recently in Orlando, Fla.

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Vermund lands alumni award from Columbia

Apr. 24, 2014—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, has received the 2014 Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

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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