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Antibody may protect children from dangerous syndrome

May. 2, 2005— Vanderbilt University Medical Center will embark on a phase one clinical trial of a new product that could be used in children to protect them from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Vanderbilt will be the only site in the country testing this new product.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic accepting applications to assist struggling readers

Apr. 28, 2005— Learning to read is a struggle for one in five children. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic is currently accepting applications for two summer sessions. The first session will be June 6-30, and the second session will be July 11-Aug. 4.

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Coopwood named new CEO of Metro Hospital Authority

Apr. 27, 2005— Reginald W. Coopwood, M.D. has been named the next CEO of the Metro Hospital Authority which inclues Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, Bordeaux Long Term Care and Knowles Assisted Living Facility and Adult Day Care.

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Emotional disorders expert to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Apr. 19, 2005— Richard Davidson, a psychologist who studies adults and young children who have or are at risk for emotional disorders, autism and other developmental disorders, will speak at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m.

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Goldberg named CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital

Apr. 1, 2005— Nashville (Tenn.) - Larry M. Goldberg, vice president for hospitaloperations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, has been namedexecutive director and CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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Shutting down the HIV assembly line

Mar. 10, 2005— After infecting a susceptible cell, the human immunodeficiency virus hijacks that cell‘s normal machinery to produce carbon copies of itself. New HIV particles roll off the cellular assembly lines, burst like bubbles out of the cell, and float off to invade other cellular factories.

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Macular Degeneration Gene Discovery Could Halt Vision Loss in Older Americans

Mar. 10, 2005— Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center have identified the first major gene that increases a person‘s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Obesity Surgery Study to Remove “Hidden Fat” May Alleviate Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 10, 2005— Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are looking beyond waistlines and into the role visceral fat plays in type 2 diabetes.

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New Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science to house one of the world‘s most powerful research magnets in $26.7 million facility

Feb. 28, 2005— Construction will begin next month on a four-floor, state-of-the-art facility in the old emergency room parking lot between the A and B wings of Medical Center North that will house the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS).

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Vanderbilt Brain Institute Hosts Brain Awareness Month 2005

Feb. 23, 2005— Brain Awareness Month is a series of events during March aimed at teaching the public about the importance of brain research to understanding, treating, and ultimately curing brain-related diseases.

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New scholarships at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing available for pediatric nursing students

Feb. 17, 2005— Students interested in pursuing a degree in nursing from Vanderbilt, but who are concerned about financial obstacles, could get a big boost thanks to a grant from the Christy-Houston Foundation.

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First-time surgery may save newborn from bowel transplant

Feb. 16, 2005— The newborn baby of a Fort Campbell soldier family has become the first to receive a new type of surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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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.

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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.

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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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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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