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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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts workshop for siblings of special needs children

Dec. 1, 2003—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a workshop for children who have a sibling with special needs on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Infant development expert to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Dec. 1, 2003—How much do babies understand about the world around them? More than we ever expected, Harvard researcher and national expert on infant development Elizabeth Spelke discovered. Spelke will discuss infant development and what it reveals about the origins of human knowledge in her lecture Thursday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.

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Consumer group and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital alert shoppers to hidden toy hazards

Nov. 26, 2003—Hazardous toys can still be found on store shelves across the country despite passage of the 1994 Child Safety Protection Act, according to a nationwide survey released today by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

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LifeFlight Nurse named National Medical Crew Member of the Year

Nov. 3, 2003—A Vanderbilt LifeFlight nurse has been named National Medical Crew Member of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services, one of the most prestigious awards to be given in the aeromedical field.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center awarded federal funds to work toward earning magnet award for nursing care

Oct. 23, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a federal grant for nearly $1 million to address nurse recruitment and retention and its impact on the quality of care.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital offers Halloween safety tips

Oct. 23, 2003—Dr. Andrea Bracikowski, director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, says parents should be aware children are far more likely to suffer injury from a fall, or impact with an auto on Halloween than to have their candy tampered with.

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