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Reporter Dec 4 2015

Study to explore spinal cord stimulation to ease paralysis

Dec. 3, 2015—A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements.

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Microtubules act as cellular ‘rheostat’ to control insulin secretion

Dec. 3, 2015—Microtubules — cellular “highways” that deliver cargo to the cell membrane for secretion — have a surprising role in pancreatic beta cells. Instead of facilitating glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, they limit it, a team of Vanderbilt investigators reported recently in Developmental Cell.

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Kenworthy to chair NIH biochemistry study section

Dec. 3, 2015—Anne Kenworthy, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has been named to a two-year term as chair of the Biochemistry and Biophysics of Membranes Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Taylor named to federal autism advisory committee

Dec. 3, 2015—Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D., has been appointed to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, (IACC) the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced recently.

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Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Dec. 3, 2015—Over the past six years, the Predators team has raised and donated more than $1 million to the Children’s Hospital and its programs.

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Event celebrates scope of vision science at VUMC

Dec. 3, 2015—Vision science at Vanderbilt has experienced tremendous growth in recent years.

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Mencio named to direct American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dec. 3, 2015—Gregory Mencio, M.D., professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, recently was named to serve as a director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

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Lung diseases expert Garcia set for Discovery Lecture

Dec. 3, 2015—Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, M.D., recognized for developing novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 10.

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Malow appointed to new Tennessee autism task force

Dec. 3, 2015—Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., has been appointed to the Tennessee Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force, a new entity created to study and make recommendations to the Tennessee General Assembly regarding ways to improve access to programs and services for early screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Tennessee.

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Neurological Surgery named among U.S. best

Dec. 3, 2015—The Vanderbilt Department of Neurological Surgery has been listed in the Becker’s Hospital Review selection of 100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

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Holiday happening

Dec. 3, 2015—Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker dancers performed Tuesday for patients and families during the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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VUSN Reunion showcases strong bond among classmates

Dec. 3, 2015—Reunion 2015 was a time to celebrate Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s (VUSN) past, present and future. Founded in 1908, VUSN has more than 9,200 nursing alumni living and working in all 50 states and several countries.

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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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