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Reporter Sept 12 2014

Dioxin, fathers and preterm birth

Sep. 18, 2014—Exposure of male mice to the pollutant dioxin causes preterm birth across multiple generations, suggesting that efforts to prevent preterm birth should include pre-conception interventions for dads.

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Patient-derived stem cells shed light on pulmonary hypertension

Sep. 16, 2014—Stem cells derived from patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension provide a unique resource for studying the molecular defects that cause the disease and testing potential therapies.

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Schizophrenia ‘switches’ discovered

Sep. 12, 2014—Drugs developed at Vanderbilt could provide a new way to treat schizophrenia in a personalized way.

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Bone healing therapy for NF1 fractures

Sep. 11, 2014—A combination treatment delivered to the site of fractures may improve bone healing in patients with the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type-1.

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Meeting explores VUMC’s cultural renaissance

Sep. 11, 2014—During presentations that were filled with messages about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s purpose, addressing the “why” rather than detailing facts and figures, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, and C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System, led the audience at Wednesday’s Fall Leadership Assembly through candid dialogue about VUMC’s way forward.

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Elevate town hall presentations debut Sept. 30

Sep. 11, 2014—Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s leadership team will hold a series of town hall presentations that all faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. The town halls are a component of the renewed focus on Elevate, a Medical Center cultural touchstone.

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Engelhardt lands stem cell transplant research grant

Sep. 11, 2014—Up to 60 percent of patients who receive a stem cell transplant using cells from another donor will develop post-transplant diabetes mellitus, which can increase the rate of complications and death after the procedure.

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Study tracks new way to fight HIV infection in women

Sep. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Richard Caprioli, Ph.D., is participating in a national, federally funded collaboration to develop an intravaginal ring capable of delivering antiretroviral drugs to women at risk for HIV infection.

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Vanderbilt’s Heckers named editor-in-chief of JAMA Psychiatry

Sep. 11, 2014—Stephan Heckers, M.D., M.Sc., William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Schizophrenia Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JAMA Psychiatry, one of nine specialty journals in the JAMA Network.

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Jessee named AACN leadership fellow

Sep. 11, 2014—The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has selected Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s Mary Ann Jessee, MSN, R.N., as a fellow in the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.

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Nashville Heart Walk hits Vanderbilt campus on Oct. 4

Sep. 11, 2014—The 2014 Greater Nashville Heart Walk will take place on Vanderbilt’s campus on Saturday, Oct. 4.

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Next Bedside Matters set for Sept. 17

Sep. 11, 2014—The next Bedside Matters, an hourlong, monthly rounds geared toward helping Vanderbilt University Medical Center health care providers deal with the social and emotional issues of caring for patients and families, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

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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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