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Author: Bill Snyder

Study seeks to ease HIV transmission rates in Nigeria

Nov. 8, 2012—Researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) have received a major federal grant to study whether an integrated, family-focused approach can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV — the AIDS virus — in Nigeria.

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VUMC’s Denny lands award from informatics group

Nov. 8, 2012—Joshua Denny, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine and a key contributor to Vanderbilt University’s personalized medicine initiative, is the 2012 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

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School for Science and Math students honored by Siemens

Nov. 8, 2012—Four seniors in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) have been recognized as semifinalists in the national Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

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Genomic research gains ad-“vantage” with new resources

Nov. 1, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has stepped up its support of research aimed at cracking the mysteries of the genome, the master DNA code.

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NPR’s Palca discusses state of science reporting

Nov. 1, 2012—Overly enthusiastic reporting about the promise of scientific discovery has contributed to a “backlash” against science in this country, NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., said at Vanderbilt University last week.

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Hamm’s research honored by Dutch pharmacology society

Oct. 25, 2012—Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmacology, has won the 2012 Ariens Award from the Dutch Pharmacological Society.

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HIV/AIDS-related efforts in Africa get $7 million boost

Oct. 25, 2012—Vanderbilt University has received a major federal grant — just more than $7 million in the first year — to extend HIV/AIDS-related technical assistance and training in the rural province of Zambézia, Mozambique.

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Nobel in Chemistry reveals VU ties that bind

Oct. 18, 2012—Several Vanderbilt researchers have collaborated with this year's Nobel Chemistry winners.

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NPR correspondent Palca to deliver Discovery Lecture

Oct. 18, 2012—National Public Radio Science Correspondent Joe Palca, Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25. His talk, entitled “News and Science: A Marriage of Convenience,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Palca earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and has been...

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Conte Center to host symposium Nov. 2

Oct. 18, 2012—The fifth annual Conte Center Symposium will be held from 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium. Speakers include: Patricia Gaspar, M.D., Ph.D., Institut National de la Santé de la Recherche Médicale Elizabeth Hammock, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Mark Ansorge, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center Rick C.S. Lin, Ph.D., University of...

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Beauchamp, Vermund elected to Institute of Medicine

Oct. 17, 2012—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the organization announced this week.

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VU Neuroscience Graduate Program recognized as best in the nation for 2012

Oct. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University’s Neuroscience Graduate Program has been named the 2012 “Program of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience.

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