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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center guest speaker to discuss new possibilities for early identification and intervention for learning disabilities

Apr. 6, 2004—Do dyslexia, ADHD and speech and language disorders occur jointly in some children because of a shared genetic cause? Bruce Pennington, Ph.D., a world-renowned geneticist, will address this question in a lecture in the series on development and developmental disabilities on Thursday, April 8, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Involved in Initiative to Improve Bioterrorism Preparedness in Health Care Institutions Nationwide

Apr. 2, 2004—Vaccines, drugs, diagnostic devices and medical surveillance are all crucial tools in the fight against bioterrorism and emerging infectious disease, but experts say they are not enough, and Congress has asked a group of national experts in the field, which includes the National Center for Emergency Preparedness (NCEP), housed at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, to target new ways to increase the level of personnel preparedness.

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Vanderbilt integrates, expands transportation services to Lebanon Purchases three state-of-the-art helicopters

Mar. 26, 2004—Vanderbilt Medical Center will expand its LifeFlight helicopter air ambulance program by adding a base in Lebanon, Tennessee, and purchasing three new state-of-the-art helicopters at a cost of $5.4 million each.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to benefit from international soccer tournament

Mar. 26, 2004—Soccer World sporting goods specialty shop has chosen Vanderbilt Children's Hospital as a beneficiary of Soccer World Super Clasico (SWSC), the first major international soccer match to be held in Tennessee. Vanderbilt Children's CEO, Jim Shmerling, joined representatives of Soccer World, the two participants, the LA Galaxy and the UAG Tecos, and Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell Tuesday at the Coliseum to make the announcement.

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Franklin Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Clinic

Mar. 25, 2004—The new Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Clinic is now open for business in Franklin, Tenn. Developed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the new clinic provides orthopaedic care in hand, spine, shoulder and sports medicine, in addition to on-site physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Vanderbilt researchers find popular citrus soda at center of medical mystery

Mar. 25, 2004—Bill Turner never knew that drinking a popular soda could adversely affect his recovery from a double-lung transplant. What ensued was a true medical mystery, leading to the identification of a new food and drug interaction.

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Guy named burn center director

Mar. 25, 2004—Jeffrey Guy, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery in the division of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, was recently named director of Vanderbilt's Regional Burn Center. Guy previously shared clinical and administrative responsibilities in the Burn Center with Ronald Barton, M.D., assistant professor of Plastic Surgery.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center doctors test inhaled form of insulin in clinical trials

Feb. 19, 2004—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are studying a new inhaled form of insulin in three separate clinical trials. If proven effective the new form of insulin, which is delivered to patients as an aerosolized powder via the lungs, could cut in half the number of insulin injections for a certain population of diabetics.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center guest lecturer explores the role of genetics in antisocial behavior

Feb. 17, 2004—Are violent people born that way, or are they products of their environments? Terrie Moffitt, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin and King's College, London, will discuss the role genetics plays in antisocial behavior on Thursday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Vanderbilt students gear up for Dance Marathon, 14-hour philanthropy to benefit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Feb. 9, 2004—Around 300 Vanderbilt University students plan to pull an all-nighter on Friday, Feb. 20.

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Obesity and atherosclerosis medications could cause increased risk

Feb. 2, 2004—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have provided the first evidence that activation of a particular cellular receptor dramatically increases the development of precancerous polyps in the intestine.

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Major cause of infant pneumonia described by Vanderbilt Children’s experts

Jan. 28, 2004—Researchers at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital have nailed down a clear picture of a newly described virus that is a leading cause of pneumonia in babies. A study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine defines the "who, how, and how much" of the impact of human metapneumovirus (MPV) on children.

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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

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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