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Reporter Jan 10 2014

HIV’s impact on B cells

Jan. 15, 2014—Understanding how HIV infection affects immune system B cells may guide strategies for vaccine development.

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Searching for beta cell stimulators

Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers describe a new technique for identifying factors that stimulate the proliferation of pancreatic beta cells – factors that might offer therapeutic options for diabetes.

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iPods for patient transporters helping boost response times

Jan. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s 55 patient transporters average approximately 550 transports per weekday and 425 per day over the weekend. The dispatch system that coordinates transport is fully automated.

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A pain in the … genes

Jan. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that variation in the gene encoding the potassium channel GIRK1 plays a role in modulating human pain perception.

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Brain-gut connection in autism

Jan. 9, 2014—An association between rigid-compulsive behaviors and gastrointestinal symptoms in autism spectrum disorder may point to a common biological pathway that impacts both the brain and the gut.

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Rounds: A message from the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Jan. 9, 2014—Could anything be more complicated than health care has become — particularly at VUMC where we are educating, discovering and caring for patients all at once?

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Emergency Medicine effort in Guyana reaches milestone

Jan. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Emergency Medicine residency program in Guyana graduated its first resident Nov. 22, 2013, marking a significant milestone in a decade-long effort to establish the country’s first Emergency Medicine program and department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

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Collins memorial set for Jan. 18

Jan. 9, 2014—A memorial service for Robert D. Collins, M.D., will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville.

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Churchwell named to new VUSM diversity post

Jan. 9, 2014—Andre L. Churchwell, M.D., associate dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been promoted to the new position of senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs.

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UCLA Nursing School dean set for MLK lecture

Jan. 9, 2014—Courtney H. Lyder, N.D., Sc.D., dean of the UCLA School of Nursing, is set to deliver the keynote address during the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Monday, Jan. 20.

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Traveling exhibit traces medicine in Washington’s time

Jan. 9, 2014—A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, “George Washington and Medicine,” is on display in the History of Medicine Room at the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Pioneers of Discovery: Investigator seeks to debug cancer’s ‘bad software’

Jan. 9, 2014—Beyond genetics — that’s the call Oliver McDonald, M.D., Ph.D., heard during the year between college and medical school he spent in a lab at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

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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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