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Reporter Sept 5 2014

VU study creates new road map for cellular activity

Sep. 4, 2014—Human cells are constructed in large part from proteins whose activity can be altered by the incorporation of oxygen in what are known as redox modifications.

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CNS program now giving residents lab experience

Sep. 4, 2014—In the same way scientists from the Vanderbilt Clinical Neuroscience Scholars (CNS) Program have benefited from their experiences in the clinical setting, an initiative is underway for Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery residents to have an opportunity to do bench work in the basic science labs.

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Bueno named chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Sep. 4, 2014—Reuben Bueno Jr., M.D., associate professor of Plastic Surgery, is returning to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and also as director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program.

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American Association of Anatomists honors Dalley

Sep. 4, 2014—Early in Arthur Dalley’s teaching career he wrote down his career aspirations — to be promoted to full professor, receive tenure, have his name associated with major anatomy publications and to be recognized by the academic societies in his field for his work.

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Foundation grants bolster autism, dystonia research

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University researchers have received multi-year grants from two private foundations to investigate key signaling proteins that could lead to novel treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dystonia, a movement disorder.

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Gilda’s Club Nashville honors VICC’s Martin

Sep. 4, 2014—Longtime patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Pam Martin is the 2014 recipient of the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration from Gilda’s Club Nashville, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community.

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Wii therapy

Sep. 4, 2014—The Vanderbilt Burn Center recently began using a Wii video game console as part of therapy for some of its patients, particularly pediatric patients who are having difficulty regaining mobility after suffering burn injuries.

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Outpatient Pharmacy debuts online refills

Sep. 4, 2014—The Vanderbilt Outpatient Pharmacy has launched a website to allow current customers of the pharmacy to request refills online.

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Science educations bloom from ‘Simple Beginnings’

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University welcomed 99 new doctoral students last Friday, Aug. 29, during the fifth annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well-wishers.

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Lung cancer study reveals new drug combination targets

Sep. 4, 2014—A Vanderbilt lung cancer patient’s exceptional response to different types of therapies spurred research that suggests lung cancer patients with specific gene alterations may benefit from combination therapy that targets two different cancer pathways.

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Stallworth debuts hemodialysis service for rehab patients

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital (VSRH) is now offering hemodialysis for its patients, eliminating the need to transport them off site for treatment.

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Department of Pediatrics’ achievements, goals outlined

Sep. 4, 2014—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, detailed the Department of Pediatrics’ accomplishments over the past year and looked ahead in Tuesday’s annual State of the Department address.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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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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