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Reporter July 17 2015

Teamwork key to treating infant’s neurovascular trauma

Jul. 16, 2015—Laura and Justin Burney watched anxiously as the platform holding their infant daughter slowly moved into place inside the CT scanner.

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Study reveals how protein helps cells tolerate DNA damage

Jul. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt and Stanford investigators have discovered how a protein that's part of the DNA replication "machinery" helps cells tolerate DNA damage.

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VUMC joins Human Vaccine Project as first scientific hub

Jul. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the Human Vaccines Project and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) announced this week that VUMC has become the project’s first scientific hub.

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Grant enhances mental illness drug research efforts

Jul. 16, 2015—Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center aimed at developing potential new treatments for major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder got a big boost this week from The William K. Warren Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Kitko to lead Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

Jul. 16, 2015—Carrie Kitko, M.D., has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

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VUSN lands HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Forgiveness Grant

Jul. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has received $1.3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to help increase the number of qualified nursing faculty.

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Photo: Distinguished visitor

Jul. 16, 2015—Ohio Gov. John Kasich visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week and toured several areas, including the Trauma Unit and LifeFlight’s helipad atop Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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Biochemistry’s Hodges stays grounded in joy of discovery

Jul. 16, 2015—Albert Einstein once wrote, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” For Emily Hodges, Ph.D., that awakening occurred in a high school science class taught by Trudy Anderson, Ed.D. “She made science exciting,” Hodges said.

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Veterans returning from Middle East face higher skin cancer risk

Jul. 16, 2015—Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, Vanderbilt dermatologist Jennifer Powers, M.D., reports in a study published recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Aspirnaut event details impact of art in science

Jul. 16, 2015—Students watched, transfixed, for nearly an hour last Friday as internationally known portrait artist Igor Babailov sketched Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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VUMC updates faculty, staff immunization policy

Jul. 16, 2015—Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Medical Board recently approved updates to the VUMC Immunization Policy for Faculty and Staff.

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Study highlights pneumonia hospitalizations among U.S. adults

Jul. 15, 2015—Viruses, not bacteria, are the most commonly detected respiratory pathogens in U.S. adults hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released today and conducted by researchers at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and hospitals in Chicago and Nashville, including 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.

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

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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