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Panel continues conversation on racism, encourages speaking up

Jun. 30, 2020—By Bill Snyder One month after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis while in police custody, the conversation about racism and the impact of Floyd’s death continues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Adding to a growing number of town halls, departmental forums and small group meetings, a second virtual, enterprise-wide panel discussion was held...

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VICTR named to key role to streamline COVID-19 research response

Jun. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), which provides comprehensive support for clinical and translational research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named Administrative Coordinating Center (ACC) of a national effort to streamline the research response to life-threatening lung and heart problems caused by COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation holds third annual symposium

Jun. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4) held its third annual symposium last week as a virtual, on-line event to preserve social distancing during COVID-19.

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Two VUMC researchers named 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 23, 2020—Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers -- Jennifer (Piper) Below, PhD, associate professor of Medicine, and Ivelin Georgiev, PhD, associate professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology -- have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows at Vanderbilt University.

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A connection to schizophrenia

Jun. 23, 2020—The insula, a small region of the brain involved in diverse brain functions had widespread dysconnectivity in schizophrenia, Vanderbilt researchers found.

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Studying cells in reduced dimensions

Jun. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt cell biologists have developed an unbiased, quantitative framework for evaluating single-cell data.

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Bhave, Grome receive awards at Research Forum

Jun. 18, 2020—Gautam (Jay) Bhave, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the 2020 Grant W. Liddle Award for “exemplary leadership in the promotion of scientific research” at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Second forum on diversity and inclusion to be held June 23

Jun. 17, 2020—The next virtual forum on diversity and inclusion for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community will be held from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

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Online forum on diversity and inclusion attracts more than 750 from VUMC community

Jun. 11, 2020—Led by André Churchwell, MD, Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University and Chief Diversity Officer at VUMC, the hour-long conversation, spurred by the nation grappling with the death of George Floyd and other black Americans, was meant to encourage members of the VUMC community to discuss racism and unconscious bias, and offer an opportunity to support and engage with each other during this particularly difficult time.

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VUMC Office of Health Equity holds webinar on racism, health and health care

Jun. 10, 2020—The nation is now focused on the deaths of black citizens in police custody but systemic racism permeates every facet of American society including health care, according to panelists who participated in a webinar presented last week by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Health Equity.

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Vanderbilt, AstraZeneca collaborate on new COVID-19 antibody research

Jun. 9, 2020—After evaluating the ability of more than 1,500 monoclonal antibodies to bind and neutralize the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, in the laboratory, AstraZeneca signed an exclusive license to six candidate antibodies in Vanderbilt’s portfolio.

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Potential new cancer target

Jun. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered the involvement of a certain type of adenosine receptor in mediating signaling that supports tumor growth and metastasis.

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