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Reporter Oct 25 2013

Theatre offers promise for youth with autism

Oct. 24, 2013—A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in adolescents with the disorder that now affects an estimated one in 88 children, Vanderbilt University researchers report in the journal Autism Research.

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Shining a light on night blindness

Oct. 24, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers are studying how mutations in the receptor for light, rhodopsin, cause light blindness.

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Frisse, Weiner elected to Institute of Medicine

Oct. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Betsy Weiner, Ph.D., R.N., senior associate dean for Informatics in the School of Nursing, and Mark Frisse, M.D., MS, MBA, Accenture Professor and director of Regional Informatics, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week.

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Institute of Medicine honors Vanderbilt’s Clayton

Oct. 21, 2013—Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, has won the David Rall Medal from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for “exemplary” service to the institute.

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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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