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MEDIA ADVISORY-Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts workshop for children with special needs siblings

Oct. 16, 2003—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a Sibshop, an activity-based retreat for children ages 7 through 12 who have a sibling with special needs, this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The children will work with an education staff member from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to create a unique quilt that will hang in the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing Awarded Grants Totaling More Than $1.8 Million

Oct. 15, 2003—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing has been awarded two separate grants to deliver online emergency preparedness programs to healthcare professionals around the country.

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Kennedy Center and Nashville Public Library cosponsor exhibit of nationally renowned artist Laura McNellis

Oct. 10, 2003—The works of nationally renowned artist Laura Craig McNellis will be displayed in the Courtyard Gallery of the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Oct. 10 through Dec. 31, in an exhibit co-sponsored by the library and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Hotel home for new Vanderbilt Sleep Center

Oct. 8, 2003—Seeking a more "sleep-friendly" environment, sleep experts at Vanderbilt Medical Center are taking a novel approach for providing sleep studies. In a first for Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt has opened the first hotel-based sleep center in the Marriott at Vanderbilt University. The state-of-the-art sleep laboratory utilizes regular hotel rooms, slightly converted to monitor sleeping patterns.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: World-renowned advocate for people with disabilities to speak at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Oct. 7, 2003—Margaret Giannini, M.D., F.A.A.P., a world-renowned advocate for people with disabilities, will speak at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at 4 p.m. She is currently the Director of Health and Human Services Office on Disability and has over fifty years of service toward disability advocacy.

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Vanderbilt to participate in worldwide test of HIV vaccine

Oct. 7, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in worldwide tests of a potential vaccine that can stimulate important immune responses against the virus that causes AIDS.

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Protein Profile Predicts Prognosis in Lung Cancer Patients

Aug. 7, 2003—Researchers have moved a step closer to finding a "molecular fingerprint" of an individual's cancer.

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VUMC to adapt aviation safety training

Aug. 7, 2003—In an effort to guard patient safety, VUMC is taking a leaf from American aviation, where it's been shown that human error and the harm it poses can be substantially reduced through training to improve communication among members of the flight crew.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Study Finds Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Children Safe and Effective

Jul. 25, 2003—A research study performed at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, proving the safety and effectiveness of using automated external defibrillators (AED's) in children, has helped change American Heart Association guidelines. The study will be published in the August 2003 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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46 VUMC physicians named ‘America’s Top Doctors’

Jul. 18, 2003—The just-published third edition of America's Top Doctors lists 46 VUMC physicians among its rankings, an increase over the 39 cited in the book's second edition, published last year.

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VUMC Smallpox Vaccine Study to Examine Ability of Bandages to Contain Virus

Jul. 9, 2003—As questions continue to swirl around President Bush's national smallpox vaccination plan, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a new smallpox bandage trial that will help answer questions about one of the major issues associated with receiving the vaccine.

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Migratory ability of cancer cells examined

Jun. 23, 2003—Researchers are working to understand the process of how cancer cells develop the ability to migrate from their original location, settle and begin growing in another distant organ.

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