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Reporter Oct 18 2013

Frog-killing fungus paralyzes amphibian immune response

Oct. 17, 2013—A fungus that is killing frogs and other amphibians around the world releases a toxic factor that disables the amphibian immune response, Vanderbilt University investigators report Oct. 18 in the journal Science.

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Weill Cornell’s Glimcher awarded Vanderbilt Prize

Oct. 17, 2013—The 2013 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science has been awarded to Laurie Glimcher, M.D., Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

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VUMC joins national stroke prevention research network

Oct. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has joined a national network funded by the National Institutes of Health to streamline multi-site clinical trials focused on key interventions in stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.

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Watkins lecturer reminds that medicine is all about caring

Oct. 17, 2013—It's all about the patient. That's the message Talmadge King Jr., M.D., the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), shared with students, physicians, administrators and researchers during Wednesday’s Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture on Diversity in Medical Education.

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Automated parking system for patients, visitors postponed

Oct. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s plan for an automated system that would include a daily charge for patient and visitor parking on the Medical Center’s 21st Avenue campus, in the Central, East and South Garages, remains under consideration but the launch date for the new system is being postponed.

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Fellow tracks post-vaccination bacterial trends

Oct. 17, 2013—Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellow Annabelle de St. Maurice, M.D., has been awarded a grant to determine the relationship between pneumococcal vaccination and the emergence of certain strains of pneumococcal bacteria not covered by vaccines.

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We Care for Kids Day

Oct. 17, 2013—The crowds turned out for Sunday’s We Care for Kids Day, hosted by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and its community partners.

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Pharmacogenomic testing costs studied

Oct. 17, 2013—A research team led by Josh Peterson, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, and John Graves, Ph.D., assistant professor of Preventive Medicine, will study the cost-effectiveness of testing patients’ risk of adverse gene-drug interactions.

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British Medical Association honors iconic anatomy text

Oct. 17, 2013—The British Medical Association (BMA) recently honored the 13th edition of “Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy” with its Illustrated Book Award for 2013.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture

Oct. 17, 2013—Intracellular receptor expert Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses molecular signal processing during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Bentley’s ‘Miles & Music for Kids’ set for Nov. 3

Oct. 17, 2013—Multi-platinum country music artist Dierks Bentley will host his eighth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt on Sunday, Nov. 3.

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Synthetic biology expert Collins set to speak at Vanderbilt

Oct. 17, 2013—Boston University biomedical engineer and MacArthur Fellow James Collins, Ph.D., will lecture at 3:10 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium, part of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Featheringill Hall.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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