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Photo: Mama Lere graduation

May. 30, 2013—The Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt recently held its 2013 Student Celebration and Graduation in Light Hall on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus.

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Berlin earns stomach cancer foundation award

May. 30, 2013—Jordan Berlin, M.D., professor of Medicine and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has received the Tree of Life award from Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF).

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Patel lands health care informatics award

May. 30, 2013—Neal Patel, M.D., MPH, professor of Clinical Pediatrics and chief medical information officer for inpatient services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is the first-place recipient of the 2013 Healthcare Informatics/AMDIS IT Innovation Advocate Award, recognizing leaders who have helped move the health care industry forward through their innovations.

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Team William raises funds

May. 30, 2013—Inspired by William Spickard, Peabody alumna Andrea McDermott Sanders, M.Ed., founded “Team William” in 2005 to support scholarships for children with Down syndrome to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic.

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Defense Department grant spurs nerve regeneration research

May. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators led by Wesley Thayer, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, have been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop a new surgical device that may help repair severed nerves.

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Study lays groundwork for rational T cell vaccine design

May. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt University investigators have developed a new strategy for identifying the “bits” of a pathogen that spark a protective immune response.

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Brain aneurysm patients draw strength from support group

May. 30, 2013—A brain aneurysm is often likened to a ticking time bomb — the bulge in a blood vessel is just waiting to burst, with devastating consequences for motor and cognitive function.

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Cartoons help ease anxiety for young patients

May. 29, 2013—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has created two new cartoon videos to ease children’s anxiety when visiting a hospital or clinic.

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Travel system to debut in July

May. 28, 2013—Vanderbilt’s new travel system, which will offer faculty and staff traveling on university business a better, faster way to book and manage travel and handle expenses for trips, is slated for rollout on July 30.

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Health care workers can improve communication with Latino patients with new Vanderbilt course

May. 28, 2013—A new course at Vanderbilt University that can help healthcare workers be more effective in treating the growing population of Spanish-speaking patients.

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Vanderbilt physician says ugly plants worse for allergy patients

May. 28, 2013—As allergy season rolls in for Middle Tennessee residents, a largely unknown adage rings true: the uglier a flower or weed, the more allergy-inducing its pollen tends to be.

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Retiring Vanderbilt University School of Nursing dean honored for her service

May. 24, 2013—Friends, supporters and colleagues gathered to honor retiring dean Colleen Conway-Welch for her visionary leadership of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

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