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Student-designed ‘makerspace’ gives patients tools to create

Feb. 5, 2015—An innovative mobile cart serves as a learning space to engage and excite patients and their families during long hospital stays.

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Autism Tennessee: ‘Supporting Parents for Healthier Outcomes’ Jan. 9

Jan. 5, 2015—Autism Tennessee’s parent representatives respond to an average of 3,000 requests for resources and support each year. Staff and researchers wanted to quantify how this support was enriching people’s lives. They will report their findings at a community breakfast on Jan. 9.

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Coffee-ring diagnostic offers hope in poorest regions

Dec. 3, 2014—Using the same mechanism that causes evaporating coffee to leave a ring behind, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt researchers is designing a simple blood test to diagnose malaria in the developing world without electricity or special training.

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Flexner Deans’ Lecture to explore new technologies in vaccine design

Nov. 21, 2014—Barney Graham will speak on "The Impact of New Technologies on Vaccine Design and Availability."

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Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 13, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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Off Limits: Doctors are working to research and treat the increasing number of Americans with severe food allergies

Nov. 5, 2014—According to Food Allergy Research and Education, about 1.5 million Americans have food allergies. They affect 1 in every 13 children under 18 in the U. S.—or about two in every classroom. Those who have them must approach food with a great deal of caution.

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Capstone app project for MOOC to manage cancer patients’ pain

Oct. 24, 2014—1,165 budding programmers are participating in the university’s first MOOC capstone project – one that will result in a certificate for graduates and better pain management for patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Alexander’s visit highlights efforts to confront Ebola

Sep. 24, 2014—Don’t panic over Ebola. But don’t ignore it, either. That was the take-home message for U.S. citizens from a “mini-hearing” held by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday with researchers and health officials from Vanderbilt and the State of Tennessee.

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Outpatient pharmacy debuts online refills

Sep. 4, 2014—The Vanderbilt Outpatient Pharmacy has launched a website to allow current customers to request refills online.

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Flexner Dean’s lecture features David Asch Sept. 8

Aug. 29, 2014—
The Flexner Dean’s Lecture Series will feature 
University of Pennsylvania's David A. Asch on Sept. 8.

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Alumnus elected to National Medical Honor Society Board of Directors

Aug. 29, 2014—Alpha Omega Alpha elects Dr. Charles “Chipper” H. Griffith III, BA’84, MD’88, as a councilor director for its board. His three-year term begins Oct. 3.

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VUSN workshop to feature noted author, sports agent

Aug. 22, 2014—Ron Shapiro, sports agent, and attorney, will lead a free workshop on negotiating at VUMC.

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