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Free online course on data management for clinical research now underway

Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt University's latest offering on the online learning platform Coursera, "Data Management for Clinical Research," went live this week. More than 33,000 number of students have registered for the massive open online course or MOOC.

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Beware of phishing scams linked to Independence Day

Jul. 1, 2013—The Division of Information Technology wants to remind the community of the dangers of email phishing scams, which spike following major news events and holidays, such as July 4. VUIT cautions all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to exercise additional caution and to stop and think before clicking on Web links, emails and Facebook posts related...

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New division launched to transform information technology at Vanderbilt

Jul. 1, 2013—Building world-class information technology is the charge of the new Division of Information Technology at Vanderbilt, which officially launched June 27 during an event at the Student Life Center.

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Desktop alerts added to AlertVU

May. 20, 2013—As part of the expanded AlertVU emergency notification effort, desktop support staff are installing an application called Alertus on desktops across the university and medical center. Alertus will display a full-screen notification whenever AlertVU is activated. This application operates behind the scenes, and has no impact on the performance of the computer. When AlertVU is...

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Free online nutrition course kicks off May 6

May. 3, 2013—There is still time to join more than 66,000 students around the globe who have registered to take a free online course on nutrition from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The course begins May 6.

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Lutz named Vanderbilt University’s first vice chancellor for information technology

Apr. 12, 2013—John M. Lutz, an information technology and financial management expert who most recently served as president of IBM Canada, has been named vice chancellor for information technology for Vanderbilt University.

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Understanding Vanderbilt emergency sirens and AlertVU

Mar. 19, 2013—Severe weather in Nashville March 18 prompted the sounding of Metropolitan Nashville’s sirens and also prompted some questions about Vanderbilt’s notification system.

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Update preferences now for AlertVU

Jan. 9, 2013—All Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff should log in to AlertVU to make sure their contact information is complete and up-to-date so that they will receive critical information during emergencies.

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VU emergency notification system updated, expanded

Dec. 20, 2012—AlertVU, Vanderbilt’s emergency notification system, is being expanded to include all members of the Vanderbilt community and is being strengthened by a new, more robust operating system. AlertVU will be tested Jan. 2, 2013, and again on Jan. 15. The test messages will provide instructions on how users can customize their notification preferences. “Our new...

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Opinion: Scientific research is essential to state’s economic health

Feb. 10, 2012—In this Tennessean opinion piece, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser discusses the impact scientific research has in Tennessee and the critical importance of continued federal investment in this research.

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Young stem cells counter kidney aging

Dec. 15, 2011—Young bone marrow cells alleviate aging-related kidney changes in mice.

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Aliquots – VUMC research highlights

Jan. 6, 2011—RSV prefers stressed cells “Stress granules” – globs of proteins and RNAs – form inside cells in response to environmental stressors and are thought to regulate protein production. Several viruses induce stress granule formation, but the function of these structures during virus replication is not well understood. James Crowe Jr., M.D., and colleagues report that...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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