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Reporter Oct 7 2016

Imaging probe for retinal disease

Oct. 12, 2016—An imaging probe developed at Vanderbilt detects retinal inflammation early and may allow therapeutic intervention to prevent blindness.

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Culprits in genetic epilepsies

Oct. 11, 2016—Genetic variation in GABA-A receptors confers risk for inherited forms of epilepsy.

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Rheumatoid subtypes explored by PheWAS

Oct. 7, 2016—A computer-based method pioneered at Vanderbilt is being used to compare subtypes of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Motoring to the tips of the brush border

Oct. 6, 2016—New findings implicate a motor protein in the assembly of the brush border in the intestines and kidneys – a specialized surface that is critical for healthy organ function.

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Stead to chair National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics

Oct. 6, 2016—William Stead, M.D., the McKesson Foundation Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Professor of Medicine and Chief Strategy Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been chosen to serve as chair of the National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics (NCVHS).

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Studies aim to speed, track peripheral nerve recovery

Oct. 6, 2016—Surgeons have limited tools to successfully repair and track the recovery of peripheral nerves that have been severely damaged as a result of a traumatic injury, but Vanderbilt investigators hope to change this through research studies recently funded with more than $3 million in grants from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health.

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Vanderbilt scientists to lead chronic disease research initiative in Vietnam

Oct. 6, 2016—Scientists in the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center (VEC) and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been awarded a grant to plan and develop a Regional Center of Research Excellence in non-communicable diseases in Vietnam.

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VA honors Richmond’s scientific contributions

Oct. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt University cancer researcher Ann Richmond, Ph.D., has won the 2016 William S. Middleton Award, the highest honor for scientific achievement bestowed by the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Dittus named to AHRQ’s National Advisory Council

Oct. 6, 2016—Robert Dittus, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President, Public Health and Health Care for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named to the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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Johnson set to deliver next week’s Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

Oct. 6, 2016—Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., Senior Vice President for Health Information Technology, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics and professor of Pediatrics, will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture.

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Open Enrollment for VUMC employees runs from Oct. 18-31

Oct. 6, 2016—At Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the needs of the patient come first — and that includes you and your family, as about 6 percent of our patients are also our employees.

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VUMC employees can buy Microsoft Office for home use for $9.95

Oct. 6, 2016—Employees of the Medical Center are now eligible to buy one copy of Microsoft Office 2016 for PC or Mac through Microsoft’s Home Use Program for $9.95.

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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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