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Reporter Nov 30 2012

Massion named to lead Cancer Center’s Thoracic Program

Nov. 29, 2012—Pierre Massion, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named director of the Thoracic Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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ADA, Vanderbilt united in fight against diabetes

Nov. 29, 2012—The statistics are jarring. More than 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — 8.3 percent of the population — have diabetes. And predictions are that one in three people will have the chronic disease by 2050.

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Area employers learn more about affiliate network’s benefits

Nov. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and its network affiliates are working directly with employers in the region to improve health for health plan beneficiaries while bringing the overall cost of care under control.

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Awards honor diabetes research contributions

Nov. 29, 2012—The recent “Diabetes Day” symposium recognized two Vanderbilt trainees for their potential as future leaders in diabetes research and one longtime staff member for his service to the diabetes research community.

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Symposium highlights VU’s clinical, translational research

Nov. 29, 2012—Nearly $5 million in internal pilot grants to jumpstart research projects. A tripling in the number of clinical and translational research publications. Novel research tools that have been snapped up by scientists around the world.

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Nobel laureate sheds light on RNA research

Nov. 29, 2012—There’s been an explosion in the world of RNA — the nucleic acid “copy” of DNA, Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., told the crowd gathered for his Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Rochester’s Maquat set for Flexner Discovery Lecture

Nov. 29, 2012—Lynne Maquat, Ph.D., the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of Rochester, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Polarity protein suppresses tumor growth, invasion

Nov. 29, 2012—The machinery that builds the characteristic shape of epithelial cells suppresses breast cancer formation and metastasis in a mouse model.

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Late ED nurse’s book celebrates cultural diversity

Nov. 29, 2012—It was, everyone agreed, a horrific end to a beautiful life.

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Family’s experience spurs creation of fellowship

Nov. 29, 2012—Carol Ann Gavin became critically ill on Super Bowl Sunday in 2010 while vacationing in Florida. But after two surgeries for a bowel obstruction at a Florida hospital, her husband, Charles Gavin III, asked that she be flown home to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he knew she would get unequaled health care at one of finest medical centers in the country.

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