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Schaffner lauded for epidemiology contributions

Sep. 20, 2012—William Schaffner, M.D., professor and chair of Preventive Medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the American College of Epidemiology’s Abraham Lilienfeld Award, in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the discipline of epidemiology.

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Discovery Lecture set to focus on mechanisms of fear

Sep. 20, 2012—Psychiatrist and fear researcher Kerry Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Photo: Signing up

Sep. 20, 2012—LaManda Watson, left, receives a Team Vanderbilt T-shirt from Elizabeth Wilson for participating in the Fall Cancer Walks signup event held recently.  Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is sponsoring at least eight cancer walks this fall. For more information and to register online, visit

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VUSM students land Heart Association scholarships

Sep. 20, 2012—Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been selected to receive the American Heart Association’s Student Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke.

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Transplant Center programs honored for strong outcomes

Sep. 20, 2012—Three Vanderbilt Transplant Center programs were recently recognized for having high-performing outcomes by the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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VKC creates training video for legal field

Sep. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has partnered with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee to develop a training video that will help attorneys and legal agencies work with people with disabilities.

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Photo: Excellence in writing

Sep. 20, 2012—Ann Minnick, Ph.D., R.N., left, and Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., recently presented Richard Benoit with the 2012 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Award for Ph.D. Student Excellence in Writing. The award was established to recognize Ph.D. students who demonstrate excellence in writing in an accepted, peer-reviewed publication. The VUSN Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program...

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VUMC poised to lead as health care reform evolves

Sep. 20, 2012—Congress has not yet figured out how to reduce the national debt without slashing health care spending and research. How will Vanderbilt University Medical Center respond?

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Grant renewal boosts GI cancer research program

Sep. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s gastrointestinal Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) has been awarded its third round of funding by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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VUSN to host preview of new PBS series ‘Call the Midwife’

Sep. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will host a free preview of the new PBS series, “Call the Midwife,” on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at Sarratt Cinema.

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Vanderbilt Heart colleagues release “Walk the Walk” to promote Oct. 6 Nashville Heart Walk

Sep. 20, 2012—Keeping the beat has new meaning for Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute colleagues who have produced a music video to promote the American Heart Association’s Nashville Heart Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6. The video was filmed at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Fool on the Hill Recording Studio in Nashville. It was directed and produced...

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How ‘Jedi’ disposes of dead neurons

Sep. 19, 2012—The protein Syk is essential for clearing away neuron “corpses” in the developing peripheral nervous system.

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