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Nine Vanderbilt faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 25, 2016—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.

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Graduate student’s cancer studies land NCI support

Nov. 17, 2016—Kamakoti “Kami” Bhat, a fifth-year graduate student in the lab of David Cortez, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine, has achieved a “first” for Vanderbilt University.

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My Southern Health: What to know about genetic testing and personalized medicine

Nov. 8, 2016—Personalized medicine is about tailoring treatment to individual patients based on their genetics. Georgia L. Wiesner, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program, explains the “4 Ps” of personalized medicine and the benefits it offers.

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Vanderbilt ophthalmologist emphasizes care in dim-light driving as time change brings darkness to evening commute

Nov. 3, 2016—With the end of daylight saving time, ophthalmologists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to focus on a real issue—dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians.

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Vanderbilt sleep experts offer tips to adjust to this weekend’s time change

Nov. 1, 2016—When daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, we set clocks back one hour, and essentially gain an extra hour of sleep—but that extra hour of sleep comes at the price of early evening darkness.

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Kachnic elected president of the American Board of Radiology

Oct. 31, 2016—Lisa Kachnic, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected president of the American Board of Radiology (ABR). She assumed the role after being chosen president-elect of the organization in March 2014 and succeeds former ABR President Milton Guiberteau, M.D.

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New faculty: Susanna Rudy is developing a national fellowship standard for ENPs

Oct. 25, 2016—New Instructor in Nursing Susanna Rudy brings to Vanderbilt a wealth of experience. She’s a board-certified nurse practitioner in emergency, family and adult-gerontology acute care who earned a master’s degree in forensic science before earning master of science in nursing and doctor of nursing practice degrees, the latter two from Vanderbilt.

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Emergency training exercise scheduled for Nov. 3

Oct. 20, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university for an emergency table-top training exercise Nov. 3.

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Fleming, Hopkins named as SEC Academic Leadership fellows

Oct. 19, 2016—Two Vanderbilt University faculty have been named as SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows for 2016-17.

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Eskind family makes $6 million gift to keep library on leading edge of health education innovation

Oct. 17, 2016—A visionary $6 million gift to Vanderbilt from the Eskind family ensures that the Eskind Biomedical Library will support the next generation of scientists, physicians, students and patients.

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New faculty: David Sweatt studies how brain chemistry affects learning and memory

Oct. 13, 2016—Homecoming came early this year for Vanderbilt alumnus David Sweatt, who joined the faculty as chair of Pharmacology this summer, 30 years after receiving his Ph.D. from the department he now leads.

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New faculty: Kenny Tao uses optical coherence tomography to improve delicate eye surgeries

Oct. 10, 2016—Kenny Tao, a new assistant professor of biomedical engineering, brings his innovations in the field of optical coherence tomography and his wry sense of humor to Vanderbilt's laboratories and classrooms.

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