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Vanderbilt mourns ‘consummate scientist’ Cunningham

Jun. 11, 2013—A memorial service for Leon W. Cunningham, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Calvary United Methodist Church at 3701 Hillsboro Road in Nashville.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named among nation’s best

Jun. 11, 2013—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is again named among the top pediatric health care hospitals in "U.S. News & World Report" magazine's annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

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Factor’s yin-yang tumor effects

Jun. 10, 2013—A factor produced by most malignant cells can both promote and inhibit tumor growth – an insight that is critical to using cancer drugs developed to block this factor.

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Norman named dean of School of Nursing

Jun. 7, 2013—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., who for 22 years has spearheaded curricular innovations at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), will become the school’s new dean pending Board of Trust approval, effective July 1.

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Autism speeds motion perception

Jun. 7, 2013—Children with autism spectrum disorder are better at perceiving the motion of certain objects than are typically developing children their age.

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Division of Trauma holds free course at rural hospitals

Jun. 6, 2013—  Vanderbilt’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care held the first in a series of free rural trauma courses May 23 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn. Typically, the rural trauma patient is remotely located from first responders and health care facilities, which can lead to untimely treatment of injuries. This course...

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LifeFlight receives multiple ‘Star of Life’ awards

Jun. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt LifeFlight, along with several other emergency agencies, received two Star of Life awards for their life-saving efforts at the annual Star of Life banquet, presented by Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children. Receiving recognition for saving  the life of a pediatric patient was Macon County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department and Vanderbilt LifeFlight. The LifeFlight...

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Buntin to chair new Department of Health Policy

Jun. 6, 2013—Melinda Buntin, Ph.D., deputy assistant director for Health at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will become chair of the new Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in late August.

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Event highlights crucial role of philanthropy at VUMC

Jun. 6, 2013—Individuals who provide annual philanthropic support for key areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recognized at the Canby Robinson Society Reception on May 21.

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Care coordination program eases children’s stress

Jun. 6, 2013—When Melissa and Luke Allen of Cookeville learned that their five-year-old daughter, Annie Lou, needed eye surgery in addition to surgery to repair double hernias, they were overwhelmed.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honors Ohi’s research

Jun. 6, 2013—Puck Ohi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, has received the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society SCHOLAR award for his research on the role of enzymes that affect cell division, which has implications for treating cancer and blood disorders like leukemia and lymphoma.

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McBride’s fans band together to support cancer research efforts

Jun. 6, 2013—On Tuesday, award-winning country music star Martina McBride and a group of her fans presented a check for $40,550 in support of cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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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

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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