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Reporter Sept 6 2019

Relational memory in early psychosis

Sep. 10, 2019—Studies of relational memory function may reveal novel mechanisms for therapeutic intervention for patients in the early stages of psychosis.

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Astrocytes and epilepsy

Sep. 9, 2019—A protein with important functions in astrocytes — star-shaped brain support cells — may alter neuronal excitability and contribute to seizure activity, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Chief Human Resources Officer to depart VUMC

Sep. 5, 2019—Traci Nordberg, JD, Chief Human Resources Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is leaving the organization effective Oct. 31 to assume another role outside of VUMC.

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How salt increases blood pressure

Sep. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that a protein called SGK1 in immune cells is activated by sodium, leading to the development of salt-sensitive hypertension.

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Team explores epilepsy-related brain disturbances

Sep. 5, 2019—A team led by a neurosurgeon-scientist and an engineering professor who specializes in techniques for analyzing functional neuroimaging data has received a $3 million grant to study disturbances in brain networks related to attention lapses and cognitive deficits in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.

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Study backs genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients

Sep. 5, 2019—  by Tom Wilemon Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published Aug. 29 in JAMA Oncology. In the study, 100 patients were tested regardless of whether they met the current National...

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Johnson named to NIH Council of Councils

Sep. 5, 2019—The National Institutes of Health have announced the appointment of Kevin Johnson, MD, MS, to the NIH Council of Councils.

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Three student-adviser pairs receive Gilliam Fellowships

Sep. 5, 2019—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded 2019 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to three doctoral student-adviser pairs at Vanderbilt.

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Butterfly effect

Sep. 5, 2019—Isaac Corbin, 8, works on his butterfly painting during a session with Nashville-based artist Rob Hendon, who recently visited Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Nurse Residency Program gains ANCC accreditation

Sep. 5, 2019—VUMC's Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

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Science educations start from Simple Beginnings

Sep. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine welcomed 118 new doctoral students last week during the 10th annual Simple Beginnings ceremony.

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The plus and minus of microtubules

Sep. 5, 2019—Understanding the dynamic regulation of cytoskeletal microtubules may suggest new ways to treat disorders ranging from Alzheimer's disease to cancer.

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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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