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Family mass vaccination exercise set for Sept. 29

Sep. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt employees with children between 4 and 14 are being invited to participate in a free four-hour Family Mass Vaccination exercise on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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Charo set for season’s first Flexner Discovery Lecture

Sep. 13, 2012—R. Alto Charo, J.D., a nationally known bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, will deliver the first Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Photo: Chad’s wish

Sep. 13, 2012—In honor of former patient Chad Crabtree, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee donated 11 state-of-the-art, flat-screen televisions to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The teenager died after a long battle with leukemia, and he used his wish to make sure children undergoing treatments in the hospital’s myelosuppression unit have the best entertainment possible....

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Assembly outlines VUMC clinical enterprise goals

Sep. 13, 2012—With the continued dedication and hard work of staff and faculty, Vanderbilt University Medical Center managed to surpass financial goals for the fiscal year that concluded June 30.

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Carmaker’s gift boosts childhood cancer research

Sep. 13, 2012—Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant last week for his research into potential drug therapies for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

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New song, video set to help pump up Heart Walk awareness

Sep. 13, 2012—At the inaugural Heart Walk Pep Rally last week, the Vanderbilt Heart Sounds introduced this year’s song, an original composition titled “Walk the Walk,” written by Cardiac Surgery administrative assistant Kurt Eger and cardiologist Mark Glazer, M.D.

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Cells with LIP eat their neighbors

Sep. 13, 2012—A transcription factor called LIP is capable of causing one cell to consume another.

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Event set to tackle youth sports safety

Sep. 12, 2012—Doctors and safety experts from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a free sports safety clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mathew School in Franklin, Tenn.

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Medical Center mourns loss of Lemonds

Sep. 12, 2012—Brent Lemonds, M.S., R.N., EMT-P, administrator for Service Improvement at Vanderbilt University Hospital, died Sunday from a pulmonary embolism while recovering at his home from a recent orthopaedic surgery. He was 50.

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O’Day left legacy of passion, humility, kindness

Sep. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is mourning the loss of longtime faculty member Denis O’Day, M.D., director of the School of Medicine’s Emphasis Program and professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

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Enzyme counters stomach acid attack

Sep. 11, 2012—Dysfunction or loss of an “antioxidant” enzyme may lead to higher risk for esophageal cancer in patients with gastric reflux disease.

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Yale University’s Joan Steitz awarded 2012 Vanderbilt Prize

Sep. 10, 2012—The 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science has been awarded to Yale University professor Joan Steitz, Ph.D., whose pioneering work has helped reveal and clarify the complexities of RNA and the roles that RNA molecules play in health and disease. The prize, established by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2006, honors nationally and internationally...

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